Santosh Kumar

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Research Scientist (Wheat Breeder)

Development of premium quality wheat cultivars for Canadian Prairies

Current research and/or projects

  • Marker assisted Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) Wheat Breeding
  • Molecular physiology of pre-harvest sprouting
  • Germplasm development for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance
  • Transcriptome analysis of emmer wheat flowering time
  • Pathogenesis mechanisms of leaf rust in wheat

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Genomics
  • Plant Breeding

Education and awards

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Science)
  • Master of Science (Plant Physiology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture)

Awards

  •  NSERC visiting Fellow, PBI, Saskatoon (Not Availed)
  • Clark Newman Clayton Award                                                                                           
  • Keystone Symposium Scholarship from NIH, USA                                                 
  • Meredith Fellowship for Barley Research by Canadian Grain Commission           
  • UMSU Travel award from University of Manitoba                                                  
  • Helgason Travel award from University of Manitoba                                               
  • George Duff travel award from Canadian Society of Plant Biology                       
  • University of Manitoba Student Union (UMSU) award for academic excellence
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship from University of Manitoba                      
  • University of Manitoba Graduate (PhD) Fellowship (UMGF)                                 
  • Department of Plant Science PhD UMGF Top-Up Award                                       
  • CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Ph.D and Lectureship (Not Availed)
  • Research Assistantship in Department of Plant Physiology IARI
  • Junior Research Fellowship for M.Sc
  • University Merit Scholarship and Merit Certificate in Graduation, PAU, Punjab, India

  

Key publications

  1. You FM, Li P, Ragupathy R, Kumar S, Zhu T, Luo M-C, Duguid SD, Rashid K, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe A, Cloutier S (2016) The draft flax genome pseudomolecules. 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Fargo, North Dakota, March 31-April 1, 2016.

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  2. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Jatharia / BW483, BD110B-POR-215-C-8-1-PNB-13-N.

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  3. You, F.M., Li, P., Ragupathy, R., Kumar, S., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., Duguid, S.D., Rashid, K.Y., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2016). "The Draft Flax Genome Pseudomolecules.", 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Holiday Inn, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 31-April 1, 2016, pp. 17-24.

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  4. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat - AAC Tradition / BW487, BC07B-ORG-NZ-12-UUU-01-N.

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  5. Kumar, S. (2016). Spring Wheat AAC Cameron / G0439-3-NPNB-15-N, BW485.

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  6. McCartney CA, Kassa MT, Pozniak CJ, You FM, Cloutier S, Wise IL, Smith MAH, Sharpe AG, Fobert PR, Kumar S, Burt A, Ordon F, Uauy C, Costamagna AC (2016) Wheat midge resistance: breeding and genetics. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, S10

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  7. Santosh Kumar, Sudhakar Pandurangan, Jacob Toth, and Jennifer M. Fetch. (2016). Characterization of potential disease resistance related polymorphic genes in wheat. Plant Biotechnology 2016. Edmonton, Alberta, June 19-21, 2016. P 119.

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  8. Kumars, S. (Ed) (2016). Crop Breeding: Bioinformatics and Preparing for Climate Change. Apple Academic Press Inc. New Jersey. (Book)

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  9. You, F.M., Li, P., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Banik, M., Duguid, S.D., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "The refined flax genome, its evolution and application.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, P1039. (Poster)

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  10. Kaur, J., Kumar, S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Burt, A.J., and Mitchell Fetch, J.W. (2015). "Prevalence of Sr2 in Canadian wheat varieties using molecular markers.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.

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  11. You F, Li P, Kumar S, Ragupathy R, Banik M, Duguid S, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe AG, Cloutier S (2015) The refined flax genome, its evolution and application. Proc 23rd Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 10-15 Jan, P1039

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  12. You, F.M., Li, P., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Li, Z.N., Fu, Y.B., and Cloutier, S. (2014). "Genome-wide Identification and Characterization of the Gene Families Controlling Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Flax (Linum usitatissimum L).", Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics, 7(10), pp. 310-326. doi : 10.4172/jpb.1000334

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  13. Kumar, S. (Ed.) (2014). The Role of Bioinformatics in Agriculture., Apple Academic Press Inc. New Jersey. (Book)

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  14. You, F.M., Kumar, S., Banik, M., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Ordering the draft genome sequence of flax (Linum usitatissimum).", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.

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  15. Kumar, S., Hirani, A.H., Asif, M., and Goyal, A. (2013). "Molecular mechanisms controlling dormancy and germination in barley.", in Goyal, A. and Asif, M. (eds.) - Crop Production, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 4, pp. 69-98.

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  16. You, F.M., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Organization and evolution of the flax genome.", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013, Poster no. F6, page no. 89 of the abstract book. (Poster)

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  17. Kumar, S. and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Total Utilization Flax GENomics (TUFGEN): Major Thrust-Genomics.", Manitoba Flax Growers Association AGM, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, January 14, 2013, Oral presentation.

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  18. Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "The 10K+ SNP maps of flax.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.

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  19. Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "High density genetic maps for flax.", Genomics: The Power and the Promise, the Gairdner Foundation and Genome Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 27-28, 2012.

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  20. Kumar, S., Banks, T.W., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "SNP discovery through next-generation sequencing and its applications.", International Journal of Plant Genomics, 2012(Article No. 831460). doi : 10.1155/2012/831460

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Research facility

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

Affiliations

  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • American Society of Plant Biologists

Language

English

Other languages

Hindi, Punjabi