Dr Jeanne Jacobs, MSc in Molecular Sciences & PhD in Plant Breeding (Wageningen University), Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (FNZIAHS) is a senior scientist at AgResearch Ltd. She specialises in genetics and genomics research and the use of genetic markers for a wide range of applications, including breeding and population genetics. Prior to joining AgResearch, she worked at Crop & Food Research and Plant & Food Research, where her research focussed on genetics and genomics of potato.