Professor Robbie Waugh

Robbie’s research focuses on developing and applying the resources necessary to enable genetic analysis to single gene resolution in cultivated barley. He has concentrated on three major research elements: assembling germplasm that is suited to understand the underlying genetics of important traits, developing molecular tools and approaches that facilitate high resolution genetic analysis, and contributing to international efforts to derive a reference barley genome sequence. He explores areas of biology that are both academically and practically important and that have resulted in either historical advances during the process of domestication, cultivation, and breeding and offer potential for crop improvement in the future. He has an honorary chair in the University of Glasgow.