Dorthe Jorgensen
Research Officer
Dorthe Jorgensen

My role in the department

I am a research officer at DPIRD working in the area of cereal pathology focusing on genetic improvement of yellow spot resistance in wheat. I screen and phenotype mapping populations with the purpose of identifying and mapping new resistance genes and thereby enhancing the germplasm for future breeding of yellow spot resistant wheat lines.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9368 3549

My background

I completed a Master of Agriculture at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and have expanded on my agricultural research experience over the past 15 years while working with DPIRD. I have research experience in integrated disease management, large-scale disease screening and genetic improvement for the management of foliar diseases of wheat.


  • Improved genetic solutions for management of yellow spot in wheat. GRDC funded project – DAW00247

Key Expertise

Cereal pathology, wheat, disease screening, disease phenotyping, yellow spot, genetic improvement, pre-breeding


  • MSc in Agriculture, University of Copenhagen, Denmark