Kelly Breeds

Kelly Breeds

Project Lead

Kelly obtained her MSc Degree in Genetics through Stellenbosch University in 2017. In the same year she joined the CenGen team as a barley intern researcher, a position which she held for a year.

Kelly now manages all the barley work (both commercial and research-based) that CenGen undertakes. In this role, she performs both wet-lab work and data analysis and interpretation.

Her focus is to become an expert in the utilisation and implementation of barley genomic resources to assist barley breeders in their endeavours to breed improved malting barley varieties.

To this end, she has attended various bioinformatics and barley genomics workshops and takes the lead in CenGen’s in-house bioinformatics training activities.