James Brett

Legume Breeding Data Manager
James Brett profile


Personal pronouns: He/Him

Contact details:

  • +44 (0) 1603 450 006

I am a post-doctoral researcher, working on a project called Legume Generation project

I am acting as the data manager for the project by performing bioinformatic analyses and coordinating the flow of data from the various partners across Europe, in order to facilitate breeding efforts on Legume species. 

I will be assisting in the curation of data on web platforms Breedbase and Grassroots to make phenotypic and genetic data available to breeders to improve legume food crops and animal feed.

Before coming to Earlham, I was a PhD student at Rothamsted Research and John Innes Centre, where our focus was on identifying QTL and designing novel markers linked to high dietary fibre in bread wheat, so that high fibre wheat lines may be developed through marker-assisted selection breeding programmes. 

This work was part of a European project called FIBRAXFUN, in collaboration with Flanders Food, KU Leuven, University of Ghent and Brussels University.

In 2019, I completed BSc Hons in Genetics from IBERS, Aberystwyth University.