Staff Profile

Dr Samantha Baldwin
Science Group Leader, Annual Crops
New Cultivar Innovation

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Dr Samantha Baldwin


BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, University of Central Lancashire, UK
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Otago, New Zealand

Research Interests & Activities

Molecular genetics associated with selection in plant breeding. Developing molecular tools for application in breeding programmes.

Honours & Awards

MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year Award: runner up Biochemistry
Marjorie McCallum Travel award

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Key Publications

Baldwin S, Revanna R, Pither-Joyce M, Shaw M, Wright K, Thomson S, Moya L, Lee R, Macknight R, McCallum J 2013. Genetic analyses of bolting in bulb onion (Allium cepa L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127(3):535-47 DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2232-4
Lee R, Baldwin S, Kenel F, McCallum J, Macknight R 2013. FLOWERING LOCUS T genes control onion bulb formation and flowering. Nat Commun 4 DOI:10.1038/ncomms3884.
Baldwin S, Revanna R, Thomson S, Pither-Joyce M, Wright K, Crowhurst R, Fiers M, Chen L, Macknight R, McCallum J 2012. A Toolkit for bulk PCR-based marker design from next-generation sequence data: application for development of a framework linkage map in bulb onion (Allium cepa L.). BMC Genomics 13: 637.
Baldwin SJ, Dodds KG, Auvray B, Genet RA, Macknight RC, Jacobs JME 2011. Association mapping of cold-induced sweetening in potato using historical phenotypic data. Annals of Applied Biology 158(3): 248-256.

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