George Evans

Research Technician

I began working as a temporary Research Technician at NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) for a few years during mostly the summer months. Here I was primarily involved in wheat research and developing and assessing root phenotyping techniques for crop performance across varieties and tillage types. I then completed my B.Sc. in Genetics at the University of Nottingham. 

I started working at LSTM in September 2021 as a Grade 4 Research Technician working on Peet Grady-based projects for both LITE and with Dr Fabricio Martins. In January 2022 I began working as a Grade 5 Research Technician in LITE and have been involved with several projects for both internal and external clients. I am also responsible for rearing the many different colonies held in the LITE insectaries, as well as general lab work and carrying out various testing procedures. 


Selected publications

  • Fradgley, N., Evans, G., Biernaskie, J. et al. Effects of breeding history and crop management on the root architecture of wheat. Plant Soil 452, 587–600 (2020).