Our Team

Dr Emma Wallington

Dr Emma Wallington

Crop Transformation Programme Leader


Emma leads the Crop Transformation Group at NIAB and is responsible for the development and progression of both academic research projects and contract services for external customers. Our main focus is the transformation of wheat, where we have expanded the range of germplasm which can be utilised to include UK elite varieties and durum wheats.

We routinely transform rice, barley and oilseed rape and are currently developing methods of transformation for several legume species. We have successfully implemented gene editing in wheat, barley and rice and are actively using this technology in several of our research projects.