Genetics, Genomics and Breeding

The combination of cutting-edge molecular biology and informatics tools, an understanding of plants and microbes at the cellular and organismal level and the downstream application into breeding programmes place GGB at the heart of future efforts to increase resilience to global challenges.

There are currently seven research themes within the department:

Crop breeding and genetics
Durable disease resistance
Fruit development and quality
Imaging and measurement technologies
Microbial and population genomics
Technology Development
Statistical genetics and informatics


East Malling pruning courses

NIAB EMR has introduced hundreds of new varieties - all conveying novelty attributes or benefits to growers and consumers.

In this Research programme