Prof Jacqueline Batley is an ARC Future Fellow at the University of Western Australia. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Bristol UK in 2001. She moved to Australia in 2002, as a senior research scientist at DPI-Victoria, then led a research group at the University of Queensland as an ARC QEII Research Fellow, from 2007-2014. Jacqui has received several awards for her research including a University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award, an ARC QEII Fellowship and an ARC Future Fellowship. Jacqueline has expertise in the field of plant molecular biology, genetics and genomics, gained from working in both industry and academia. Her areas of interest include genetic and genomic analysis and specifically, genome sequence analysis, pan genomics, SNP analysis and the role of structural variation for applications such as genetic diversity, genetic mapping, LD, GWAS, evolutionary, population and comparative genomic studies, as well as the molecular characterisation of agronomic traits. She is currently focussing on blackleg resistance in Brassicas.