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Dr Jessica Hyles

Group Leader


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GPO BOX 1700


Jess leads the Cotton Biotechnology Group, which delivers genetic technologies to expedite the development of successful CSIRO cotton cultivars for Australian growers. The cross-domain expertise of the group spans molecular biology, genomic prediction, microscopy, cell wall biochemistry, functional genomics, disease resistance and synthetic biology.

Jess recently completed a PhD at the University of Sydney. Her research aimed to develop an understanding of the genetic components of flowering behavior and plant development, responsible for the adaptation of wheat to the Australian climate. Research outputs included the identification of genomic regions and markers in the context of integrated multi-gene and cross environment predictive frameworks to enable future wheat breeding efforts.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2021

    University of Sydney

  • 2006

    MAgr (Plant Breeding & Genetics)
    University of Sydney

  • 1996

    BSc (Biomed.)
    University of Technology Sydney

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2018

    Team Leader, Crop Genotyping Platforms

  • 2018-2020

    Team Leader, Applied Genetic Technologies

  • 2020-2022

    Team Leader, Genome-to-phenome

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