Jonathan Atkinson

My main research interest is the study of wheat roots and the genetic basis for their architecture.

During my PhD at Nottingham, I constructed a high throughput seedling phenotyping platform capable of phenotyping mapping populations with a high number of replicates.

My main research focus now as a Research Fellow on the FUTUREROOTS project is to phenotype ancient relative introgression lines generated at Nottingham as part of the WISP programme, with the aim of identifying small introgressed segments containing root genes. Phenotyping will be conducted using the 2D system and in 3D using micro-CT in the Hounsfield Facility.