Ashley Tuffin

Thesis title: Genomic diversity in understudied crop wild relatives of wheat


BSc Genetics (Hons) with Sandwich Year, First Class, Edge Hill University

Research summary

Former Projects

  • Saunders Group
    • Point-of-care diagnostics of fungal crop pathogens – MARPLE diagnostics.
    • Detection of novel disease resistance genes in wheat.
  • Prof. P Ashton, Undergraduate thesis: "Tilia In The South Downs: Clonality, Genetic Diversity, and Edaphic Qualities"

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

SRUC Small Grants Competition

Past project grants

Edge Hill University Student Oppurtunity Fund

Conference details


  • John Innes Centre/The Sainsbury Laboratory Annual Science Meeting, Norwich Biosciences Institutes, October 2019
  • Chicago Plant Symposium, The Field Museum, April 2019
  • Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI) Annual Meeting Exhibition, Edge Hill University, October 2018


  • Ecological Genetics Group, University of Cambridge, September 2023 – Presentation.
  • Biology-Geography Research Forum, Edge Hill University, September 2018 – Poster.

Scher CL, Karimi N, Glasenhardt MC, Tuffin AL, Cannon CH, Scharenbroch BC, Hipp AL. (2020). Application of remote sensing technology to estimate productivity and assess phylogenetic heritability. Applications in Plant Sciences, 8(11), e11401.