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Maria Carcamo de la Concepcion: Postgraduate Researcher (funded by University of Greenwich and Driscoll’s Genetics Ltd)

Maria has worked on Marker Assisted Breeding in order to select desirable quality traits in apple and pear rootstock, as well as, in cherry and raspberry cultivars as a part of the Genetics Genomic and Breeding department at NIAB EMR. Her current research focuses on the physiological and molecular mechanisms behind blueberry fruit texture and the gene expression changes that occur during post-harvest in blueberry.