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Dr John Baison

Dr Baison is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and the Cereal Genomics and Research Manager at RAGT Seeds Ltd. focusing on the implementation of genomic methods in cereal breeding programmes, liaison with breeders and statisticians to ensure delivery of molecular genetics and bioinformatics analyses. With the UKRI Fellowship, he has been afforded a bigger role to liaise with internal and external research groups in collaborative projects and to translate any of these results into routine marker-assisted selection and genomic selection protocols. John completed his PhD on the application of genetic and genomic tools in Apple breeding at the ARC in South Africa. In June 2015, he was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Karl Kemp Foundation to join the Bio4Energy project at Umea Plant Science Centre (UPSC), Sweden as a bioinformatician. Followed up with another Fellowship from The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) under the Forest Genetics group at UPSC as lead bioinformatician.