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Dr Iain Wilson


Principal Research Scientist


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Iain Wilson did his post doctoral research at the Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington Stanford, investigating powdery mildew disease resistance in Arabidopsis. During this period he was one of the first to apply microarray technology to survey gene expression in infected plants. In 1999 he joined Plant Industry and established a microarray facility where he collaborated in a wide range of research. In 2005 Iain’s research shifted to cotton, at first on waterlogging tolerance using Arabidopsis as a model. From 2009 onwards his has lead a small team developing markers to assist CSIRO cotton breeders enhance disease resistance in commercial varieties to a range of pathogens.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Enhancing the efficiency of disease and pest resistance breeding in cotton using genomic assisted technologies

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