Ana Badea, PhD

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Research Scientist (Barley Breeding and Genetics)

Development of barley cultivars for western Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Breeding malting and food barley cultivars for western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research and Development Centre assisted by new technologies (lead).
  • Western Barley Breeding CORE Support Agreement (lead).
  • Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium head blight and other biotic stresses for western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research and Development Centre (team member).
  • Phenotyping barley breeding lines and germplasm for disease resistance (team member).
  • CropSNP: ultra-low cost genotyping in barley and soybean (team member).

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Physiology

Education and awards

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Genetics and Plant Breeding)
  • Master of Science (Plant Biotechnology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Genetic Engineering in Agriculture)
  • Career Focus Program, AAFC - Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
  • Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellow, AAFC - Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
  • Honorary Life Membership from the Biological Society on Campus, Brandon University
  • Honorary Membership from Canadian Society of Agronomy

Key publications

  1. https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/farm-it-manitoba/filling-in-the-genetic-road-map-for-better-barley/

    2021 - View publication details

  2. https://www.topcropmanager.com/barley-genomes-in-the-pipeline/

    2021 - View publication details

  3. https://www.producer.com/news/sequencing-project-targets-barley/

    2021 - View publication details

  4. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-ile-du-prince-edouard/episodes/529261/rattrapage-du-jeudi-29-avril-2021/4

    2021 - View publication details

  5. https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2189620

    2021 - View publication details

  6. https://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/crops/the-first-canadian-reference-barley-genome-a-gift-beer-drinkers-can-toast/

    2021 - View publication details

  7. https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/news-agriculture-and-agri-food-canada/scientific-achievements-agriculture/first-canadian-reference-barley-genome-gift-beer-drinkers-can-toast

    2021 - View publication details

  8. A Year of Firsts for PGDC - https://germination.ca/a-year-of-firsts-for-pgdc/

    2021 - View publication details

  9. Wayne Xu, James R Tucker, Wubishet A Bekele, Frank M You, Yong-Bi Fu, Raja Khanal, Zhen Yao, Jaswinder Singh, Brian Boyle, Aaron D Beattie, François Belzile, Martin Mascher, Nicholas A Tinker, Ana Badea, Genome Assembly of the Canadian Two-row Malting Barley Cultivar AAC Synergy, G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 2021;, jkab031, https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab031

    2021 - View publication details

  10. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

    2021 - View publication details

  11. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

    2021 - View publication details

  12. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

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  13. J. R. Tucker, A. Badea, W. G. Legge, S. Maiti, Z. Yao, W. Xu, and W.G. D. Fernando. 2020. Transcriptomic analysis of a low-DON, in vitro selected, two-row malting barley variety in response to infection by multiple chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum. 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, December 2020, virtual. Poster#36.

    2020 - View publication details

  14. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS - CEREALS RESEARCH COALITIONS DELIVER MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK
    https://grainswest.com/2020/11/strength-in-numbers/

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  15. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - INDUSTRY REACTS TO REVISED FUSARIUM REGULATORY REGIME
    https://grainswest.com/2020/11/under-new-management/

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  16. Borrego-Benjumea, A., Carter, A., Tucker, J.R., Yao, Z., Xu, W., Badea, A. (2020). Genome-wide analysis of gene expression provides new insights into waterlogging responses in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plants, [online] 9(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants9020240

    2020 - View publication details

  17. Foroud NA, Baines D, Gagkaeva TY, Thakor N, Badea A, Steiner B, Bürstmayr M, Bürstmayr H. 2019. Trichothecenes in cereal grains—an update. Toxins 11:634

    2019 - View publication details

  18. Borrego-Benjumea, A., Carter, A., Glenn, A.J., Badea, A. (2019). Impact of excess moisture due to precipitation on barley grain yield in the Canadian prairies. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 99(1), 93-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0108

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  19. Badea, A., Carter, A., Legge, W.G., Swallow, K., Johnston, S.P., Izydorczyk, M.S. (2018). Tocols and oil content in whole grain, brewer's spent grain, and pearling fractions of malting, feed, and food barley genotypes. Cereal Chemistry, [online] 95(6), 779-789. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cche.10093

    2018 - View publication details

  20. Legge, W.G., Badea, A., Tucker, J.R., Fetch, T.G., Banik, M., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2018). AAC goldman barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(5), 1203-1211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0361

    2018 - View publication details

Research facility

2701 Grand Valley Road, P.O. Box 1000A
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Plant Science
  • Chair of the Agronomy Team of the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley
  • Member, Crop Science Society of America
  • Member, Canadian Society of Agronomy

Language

English