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Mary Woodhead

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Cell and Molecular Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Molecular Biologist
Mary.Woodhead@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Employment History:

April 2011-present: Postdocs at the James Hutton Institute
1995-April 2011: Various postdocs at SCRI
1991-1995: PhD University of Dundee / SCRI
1987-1991: BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen

Current research interests

Using genomics approaches to enhance understanding of the genes underlying traits of commercial and environmental importance in Rubus and other fruit crops.

Past research

Collaboration with J. Squirrell and P.M. Hollingsworth from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to develop and use molecular markers for studying population genetics in plant species of conservation importance.

Bibliography

  • Graham, J.; Woodhead, M. (2011) Rubus., In: Kole, C. (ed.). Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources: Temperate Fruits. Springer, Heidelberg, Chapter 9, 179-197. ISBN: 978-3642148705
  • Graham, J.; Woodhead, M. (2009) Raspberry genomics., In: Folta, K.M. & Gardiner, S.E. (eds.). Genetics and Genomics of the Rosaceae. Springer, USA, Chapter 12.

  • McCallum, S.; Woodhead, M.; Brennan, R.M.; Graham, J. (2011) Developing molecular tools for the British blueberry industry., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp29-31.

  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Bulrush Horticulture Ltd and Scottish Society for Crop Research Information Day and Winter Meeting, Dundee, 15 February 2012.
  • Mitchell, C.; Graham, J.; Johnson, S.N.; Karley, A.J.; Woodhead, M.; Brennan, R.M.; Cooke, D.E.L.; (2012) How root traits of soft fruit help resist pest and pathogen attack., SSCR/Bulrush Event, Dundee.
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Autumn Growers' Meeting and Technical Conference, Sutton Heights, Shropshire, 14-15 November 2012.
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection, Vienna, Austria, 8-11 February 2012.
  • Kassim, A.; Hackett, C.A.; McCallum, S.; Woodhead, M.; Paterson, A.; Graham, J. (2011) Environmental and seasonal influences on red raspberry anthocyanins and QTL identification for marker assisted breeding., Berry Garden Conference.
  • Graham, J.; Woodhead, M.; Smith, K.; Marshall, B.; Ramsay, G.; Russell, J.R.; Squire, G.R. (2011) Declines in wild raspberry populations may limit the genetic resources of future raspberry breeding., Berry Garden Conference.
  • McCallum, N.; Woodhead, M.; Jorgensen, L.; Gordon, S.; Brennan, R.M.; Graham, J.; Rowland, L.J.; Olmstead, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hancock, J.; Bassil, N. (2010) Developing tools for long-term breeding of blueberry germplasm for UK production., Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference (NABREW), Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, 25-28 July 2010.
  • Graham, J.; Hein, I.; Russell, J.R.; Woodhead, M.; Gordon, S.C.; Smith, K.; Jorgensen, L.; Brennan, R.; Powell, W. (2003) The use of genomics technologies in contemporary Rubus and Ribes breeding programmes., Acta Horticulturae, 649, 319-322.
  • Woodhead, M.; Russell, J.R.; Squirrell, J.; Hollingsworth, P.M.; Cardle, L.; Ramsay, L.; Gibby, M.; Powell, W. (2002) The application of EST-derived SSRs in plant conservation genetics., Plant Conservation in Scotland Conference, September 2002.
  • Woodhead, M.; Russell, J.R.; Ramsay, L.; Cardle, L.; Powell, W. (2002) The development and utility of SSRs derived from expressed sequence tags. Poster., Ecological Genetics Group Meeting.

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