Dr. Daniel Mullan

17 August 2018

Dan is InterGrain’s Chief Operation Officer. As COO, Dan oversees all operational aspects of the company, ensuring efficient coordination between breeding programs, national trial management, seed production, quality control.

Dan joined InterGrain in 2010 and as the Senior Wheat Breeder has lead the development of varieties with superior yield potential and stability for Australia and a global leading udon noodle breeding program, including Brumby, RockStar, Devil, Vixen, Kinsei, Sheriff CL Plus, Ninja, Chief CL Plus and Zen.

Prior to joining InterGrain, Dan worked at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), based in Mexico. During his time (2008 – 2010) at the institute he focused on wheat physiology and was the lead investigator in a GCP funded project targeting the genetic dissection of drought and heat adaptive mechanisms in bread and durum wheat. Previous to this, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at CSIRO, Canberra, where he was the durum pre-breeder (2006 – 2008). In his role, he focused on the integration of drought tolerance traits into locally adapted germplasm. Dan has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (1st class Hons) and a PhD in molecular genetics and plant breeding from the University of Western Australia.