Frank You

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Research Scientist

Research in genomics and bioinformatics of crops, especially wheat and flax. Primarily working on plant bioinformatics, quantitative genetics and statistical genomics, genome sequencing, genome evolution, and software tool and database development

Current research and/or projects

  • Genetic and epigenetic variants of Canadian cereal crops for breeding and functional analysis; GRDI project.

  • Integrated genomics, plant pathology and breeding research for improvement of Fusarium Head Blight resistance in Canadian cereals; WGRF project.

  • Characterization of rust resistance genes of flax; ADF project.

  • Early-maturing dry bean variety and germplasm development for Manitoba and Western Canada; CAP pulse cluster.

  • Pre-breeding platform for Canadian wheat improvement; CAP wheat cluster.

  • Genomics and molecular markers to identify resistance genes in flax; CAP project.

  • 4DWheat: diversity, domestication, discovery and delivery; Genome Canada and AAFC project.

  • Targeted and useful genomics for barley and oat; AAFC project.

 

Research and/or project statements

  • Development of a new generation of flax refeence genome.
  • QTL identification and gene mining for the traits of inportance, especially seed yield and disease resistance in flax and wheat.
  • Development of a genomic selection strategy to maximize prediction accuracy and reducing selection cost through minimizing the number of markers.
  • Development of bioinfomatics tools amd databases to facilitate analysis of a large amount of genomic and phenotypic data and gene mining.

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Plant Genetics and Breeding (Statistical Genetics), Nanjing Agricultural University, 1989
  • MSc Plant Genetics and Breeding (Statistical Genetics), Nanjing Agricultural University, 1985
  • BSc Computer Science, University of Manitoba, 1999
  • BSc Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University, 1982

Key publications

  1. Vasudevan A, Zheng C, Ens J, Pozniak CJ, You FM, Cloutier S (2023) SHW × elite wheat backcross introgression lines: Is there any bias in retention of SHW genome fraction during pre-breeding? Proc 30th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan 13-18, PO0521 (poster)

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  2. Cloutier S, Zheng C, Rashid K, Molina O, Edwards T, Lévesque-Lemay, Froese S, Jackle K, House M, Young L, Booker H, Ta’ran B, You F (2023) Fusarium wilt resistance in flax is controlled by a major gene on chromosome 1. Flax Genomics Workshop, Proc 30th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan 13-18 (oral – invited)

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  3. You FM, Cloutier S (2023) Multi-trait multi-model QTL mapping strategies in flax. Proc 30th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan 13-18 (Oral presentation)

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  4. Cloutier S, Sertse D, Ravichandran S, Duguid S, Soto-Cerda BJ, You FM (2022) Gene banks for crop improvement under climate change: a case study of flax drought. ProciNorte-NORGEN – Task Force on Genetic Resouces, Nov 15, Virtual (oral – invited)

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  5. Cloutier S, Fedak G, Fatima F, Bartaula S, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Aboukhaddour R, Foster A, Hiebert C, Humphreys G, McCartney C, Pozniak C, You F (2022) Tapping into wild relatives to improve wheat. ProciNorte Disease Task Force Webinars - Wheat & Grapes: Mitigating the effects brought on by climate change, Sept 13 & 15, Virtual (oral – invited)

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  6. Khadka B, Lévesque-Lemay M, Edwards T, Zheng C, Ens J, Chawla HS, You FM, Pozniak CJ, Cloutier S (2022) Transcriptome analysis and annotation of multiple Aegilops genomes. 2nd International Wheat Congress, Beijing, China, Sept 12-16 (e-poster)

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  7. Cloutier S, Fedak G, Fatima F, Bartaula S, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Aboukhaddour R, Foster A, Hiebert C, Humphreys G, Mccartney C, Pozniak C, You F (2022) Wheat Pre-breeding: the struggle(s) and potential. Proc. 37th Plant Sciences Graduate Students’ Symposium 2022, March 4-5, Virtual (oral)

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  8. Cloutier S, Fedak G, Fatima F, Bartaula S, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Aboukhaddour R, Foster A, Hiebert C, Humphreys G, McCartney C, Pozniak C, You F (2021) The challenges and promises of pre-breeding. Can Soc Plant Biol – Eastern Regional Meeting. Virtual, Nov 27 (oral keynote plenary)

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  9. Suo, R.Z., Mwaniki, A., Zheng, C.F., Jia, B., You, F.M., Conner, R.L., Xu, W.1 and Hou, A. QTL identification of seed hardness traits in a diverse genetic panel of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Poster presentation. Bean Improvement Cooperative Biennial Meeting (Virtual), November 2-3, 2021.

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  10. Xu, W., Tucker, J.R., Bekele, W.A., You, F.M., Fu, Y.B., Khanal, R., Yao, Z., Singh, J., Boyle, B., Beattie, A.D., Belzile, F., Mascher, M., Tinker, N.A., Badea, A. (2021). Genome assembly of the canadian two-row malting barley cultivar AAC synergy. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, [online] 11(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab031

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  11. Sertse, D., You, F.M., Ravichandran, S., Soto-Cerda, B.J., Duguid, S., Cloutier, S. (2021). Loci harboring genes with important role in drought and related abiotic stress responses in flax revealed by multiple GWAS models. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 134(1), 191-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03691-0

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  12. Khan, N., You, F.M., Datla, R., Ravichandran, S., Jia, B., Cloutier, S. (2020). Genome-wide identification of ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter and heavy metal associated (HMA) gene families in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). BMC Genomics, [online] 21(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-020-07121-9

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  13. Fatima, F., McCallum, B.D., Pozniak, C.J., Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Fedak, G., You, F.M., Cloutier, S. (2020). Identification of New Leaf Rust Resistance Loci in Wheat and Wild Relatives by Array-Based SNP Genotyping and Association Genetics. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.583738

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  14. Yao, Z., You, F.M., N'Diaye, A., Knox, R.E., McCartney, C., Hiebert, C.W., Pozniak, C., Xu, W. (2020). Evaluation of variant calling tools for large plant genome re-sequencing. BMC Bioinformatics, [online] 21(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-020-03704-1

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  15. Lan, S., Zheng, C., Hauck, K., McCausland, M., Duguid, S.D., Booker, H.M., Cloutier, S., You, F.M. (2020). Genomic prediction accuracy of seven breeding selection traits improved by QTL identification in flax. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, [online] 21(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051577

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  16. Cloutier S, You F, Rashid K, Zheng C, Lam S, Khan N, He L, Xiao X, Yao J, Li P (2020) Insights into genetic structure and genomic prediction of powdery mildew resistance in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). Proc 28th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 11-15, PO0499

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  17. Fatima F, McCallum B, Hiebert C, McCartney C, Fedak G, Pozniak C, Edwards T, Ravichandran S, You FM, Cloutier S (2020) Single and multi-locus genome-wide association study for leaf rust resistance in cultivated, progenitor and wild wheat. Proc 28th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 11-15, PO0937

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  18. Soto-Cerda, B.J., Cloutier, S., Gajardo, H.A., Aravena, G., Quian, R., You, F.M. (2020). Drought response of flax accessions and identification of quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs) governing agronomic and root traits by genome-wide association analysis. Molecular Breeding, [online] 40(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11032-019-1096-y

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  19. Sertse, D., You, F.M., Ravichandran, S., Cloutier, S. (2019). The Complex Genetic Architecture of Early Root and Shoot Traits in Flax Revealed by Genome-Wide Association Analyses. Frontiers in Plant Science, [online] 10 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01483

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  20. Cloutier S, You FM, Soto-Cerda BJ (2019) Linum Genetic Markers, Maps and QTL Discovery. In: Genetics and Genomics of Linum, Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models 23, Cullis CA (ed), Springer Nature, Switzerland, Chap 7, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23964-0_7

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

Guest professor of Nanjing Agricultural University

Adjunct professor of University of Manitoba

Language

English

Other languages

Mandarin/Chinese