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Mary Woodhead

Staff picture: Mary Woodhead
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Molecular Biologist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
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.


  • 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.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.