International reward to promising wheat researcher from GRRC
Postdoc Tine Thach from GRRC, Aarhus University has been awarded the 2017 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award.
Currently, Tine Thach is a postdoctoral researcher at GRRC and part of a public-private partnership with the Danish breeding company Nordic Seed A/S). She manages large-scale field trials to test breeding lines against important wheat diseases for multiple disease resistance. She has also conducted SSR genotyping of yellow rust for early warning in Denmark and monitoring of yellow rust in international collaboration.
Read the article The Global Rust Reference Center has improved the early warning of yellow rust in cereals by means of DNA genotyping.
Tine Thach has experience with plant pathology from collaborations with Nordic Beet Research, Denmark, BASF A/S, Germany, and Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia.
- I think that by working together and joining forces we can push things further to benefit the farmers and, in the end, achieve the overall goal of ensuring global and sustainable wheat production, says a pleased Tine Thach.
Read more about Tine and Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award here
Read about 2017 WIT Early Career Award Winners here