Jan Nield joined ACPFG at its inception in 2003 as ACPFG Facilities and Laboratory Manager. Jan took an active role in the design of the Plant Genomics Centre, headquarters of ACPFG at the Waite Campus. Prior to this, Jan worked with the University of Adelaide in a variety of technical and research roles. From 1990 to 2000 she was a senior laboratory technician for Professor Peter Langridge in the ARC Special Research Centre for Basic and Applied Plant Molecular Biology. From 2000 to 2003 Jan worked as technical Laboratory Manager for both Professors Peter Langridge and Geoff Fincher in the Department of Plant and Pest Science, University of Adelaide leading up to the establishment of ACPFG in 2003.