Matthew Hegarty

Agricultural Plant Science, Genetics, Molecular Biology

BSc, MRes, PhD


Awards and achievements (8) View all

  • Apr 2014
    BBSRC LINK Award BB/L009889/1 ‘Roots to the Future: A systemic approach to root design [SUREROOT]’ (Co-Investigator)
  • Oct 2013
    Academia for Business (A4B) award HE 11 15 1003 "Verification of Breed, Individual Identity and Farm of Origin of Beef Carcasses using Genetic Assays" (Principal Investigator)
  • Aug 2013
    BBSRC LINK Award BB/K017160/1 ‘Genomics-assisted breeding for fatty acid content and composition in perennial ryegrass’ (Co-Investigator)


I manage the IBERS Translational Genomics facility, which aims to support our institute with access to next-generation DNA sequencing and high-throughput genotyping platforms and expertise. My own research team focuses on exploring genome diversity in both plants and animals, primarily to harness useful variation into breeding programs. However, we also have ongoing projects on conservation genetics and breed identification.

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