Tally Wright

Tally Wright

Head of the Quantitative Genetics group

Tally Wright


Tally is a scientist from a Cambridgeshire farming background with a diverse background in genetic data analysis and crop physiology. Before his current role, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at NIAB in the Genetics and Breeding group, where he contributed to projects generating large genetic datasets for crop genomic investigation.
Tally earned his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2018, focusing on crop physiology. His research, funded by a BBSRC PhD studentship centred around 'Agriculture and Food Security', was based at NIAB. During his PhD, he explored photosynthetic diversity in wild wheat species and investigated how this diversity could be leveraged to improve modern wheat varieties. In recognition of his contributions, Tally received the PhD MonoGram Early Career Excellence Award in 2018.

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