Toolbox coordinator / Trait discovery & deployment lead
Toolbox / Optimizing breeding schemes
Sarah Hearne’s work focuses on the interface between genetic resources and plant breeding and in the adaptation/development and use of tools to enhance the identification and transfer of useful native genetic variation from exotic germplasm to breeding germplasm. Sarah leads the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative at CIMMYT. Sarah, along with Mike Olsen, also leads work on upstream trait discovery and gene mining of novel germplasm with EiB's Optimizing Breeding Schemes module.