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. The Building Better Barley Podcast Episode Exciting new varieties on the horizon, https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Qni9uJWiXlmX4BvBo1Zy9?go=1&sp_cid=f56f2daab073bfc1cd83a06e9f49ceff&utm_source=embed_player_p&utm_medium=desktop&nd=1

    2023 - View publication details

  2. Steps towards microbiome-assisted barley breeding - invited seminar.

    2023 - View publication details

  3. V. Weerasinghe, J.R. Tucker, A. Badea, W.G. D. Fernando, C. Wijekoon (2023 Jan 19-20) Effect of bacterial endophytes in mycotoxin production of barley. Rapid fire symposium at CCARM. Winnipeg (In person)- Oral presentation

    2023 - View publication details

  4. Bioactive Compounds In Barley_Final Research Report to the Funding Agency_December2022 - prepared by Badea and Wijekoon

    2022 - View publication details

  5. Agricultural Innovations (Volume V) https://collab.agr.gc.ca/br-dg/stb-dgst/Documents/Annual%20Publications/Agricultural%20Innovations%20Vol%20V.pdf

    2022 - View publication details

  6. V. Weerasinghe, J.R. Tucker, A. Badea, W.G. D. Fernando, C. Wijekoon (2022 Dec 7) Meta-sequencing of bacterial endophytes in clean and FHB-infected barley seeds. Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) Manitoba regional meeting. Winnipeg.

    2022 - View publication details

  7. Malting barley varieties at AAFC-BRDC – an overview - prepared and presented by Dr. Ana Badea

    2022 - View publication details

  8. Canadian barley: public breeding programs, cultivar registration system and market development of malting barley cultivars - https://www.barleyhub.org/seminars/

    2022 - View publication details

  9. Survey of fungal endophyte microbiome diversity of barley genotypes grown in western Canada - oral presentation

    2022 - View publication details

  10. AAC Prairie: a new two-row malting barley for the mainstream brewing industry - poster

    2022 - View publication details

  11. AAC Prairie: a new two-row malting barley for the mainstream brewing industry - abstract

    2022 - View publication details

  12. Survey of fungal endophyte microbiome diversity of barley genotypes grown in western Canada.

    2022 - View publication details

  13. C. Wijekoon, A. Sabra, J. R. Tucker, A. Badea. (2022 July 4-8) Comparative analysis of phenolic compounds of Canadian barley reveals potential biomarkers related to Fusarium head blight resistance. CPS conference (virtual).

    2022 - View publication details

  14. Barley – an ancient grain for a modern world - invited seminar

    2022 - View publication details

  15. The Building Better Barley Podcast Episode 1: Barley Breeding with Dr. Ana Badea, https://open.spotify.com/episode/5GsKUDn9wVBuXuIukj4khj

    2022 - View publication details

  16. Bioactive Compounds In Barley_InterimResearchReportToFundingAgency_January2022

    2022 - View publication details

  17. Barley_Pan_Genome_Project_Consortium_Agreement_PhaseII

    2022 - View publication details

  18. Breeding malting barley varieties for western Canada at AAFC-BRDC – brief overview of the process prepared and presented by Ana Badea

    2021 - View publication details

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

    2021 - View publication details

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

    2021 - 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