Uzzal Ahmed Liton, P.Ag.

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Research Biologist

Support towards development of a climate resilient and sustainable barley

Current research and/or projects

  • 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).
  • 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 (Team member).
  • Western Barley Breeding CORE Support Agreement (Team member).
  • Targeted and useful genomics for barley and oat (TUGBOAT team member).
  • Phenotyping and Genomic Selection for Improved Barley Deoxynivalenol (DON) Resistance (Team member).

Professional activities / interests

  • Plant Breeding and Genomics
  • Cereal Pathology
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Plant Physiology

Education and awards

Education

  • Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Plant Science, University of Manitoba
  • M.Sc. in Agriculture specialization Plant Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014
  • M.Sc. in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh, 2010
  • B.Sc. in Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh, 2008

Awards

  • Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Gold Medal, 2015
  • University Grant Commission (UGC) Award, 2009
  • Imperial Seed Co. Ltd. Scholarship, 2019
  • Helgason Travel Award, 2019
  • P. E. McVetty Plant Breeding Scholarship, 2018
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship, 2017
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship, 2016
  • John Dueck Graduate Entrance Scholarship, 2016
  • Danish Government Scholarship, 2012
  • Australian Crawford Fund for Training, 2011
  • National Science Information and Communication Technology Fellowship, 2010
  • Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Dean’s Award, 2004 to 2010

International experience and/or work

  • Assistant Director, Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Bangladesh, 2011 to 2015

Key publications

Article published in refereed journal-

  • Liton, M.M.U.A., McCartney, C.A., Hiebert, C.W., Kumar, S., Jordan, M.C. and Belay, T.A., 2021. Identification of loci for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in the highly dormant spring wheat RL4137. Theoretical Applied Genetics, 134, 113–124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03685-y

Poster/Presentation presented in refereed conference, seminar and symposium

  • M. M. U. A. Liton, Curt A McCartney, Mark C. Jordan and Belay T. Ayele. 19-23 July 2021. RNA-Seq based transcriptomic analysis of pre-harvest sprouting resistance in red spring wheat. Plant Biology World Summit.
  • M. M. U. A. Liton, Curt A McCartney, Colin Hiebert, Mark C. Jordan and Belay T. Ayele. 5-6 March 2021. Analysis of genetic control for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in a doubled haploid population of Canadian red spring wheat. 36th Plant Science Graduate Student Symposium.
  • M. M. U. A. Liton, Mark C. Jordan, Curt A McCartney, Colin Hiebert and Belay T. Ayele. 21-26 July 2019. Identification of quantitative trait loci conferring resistance to pre-harves sprouting in Canadian red spring wheat using high-density SNP based linkage map. 1st International Wheat Congress.
  • M. M. U. A. Liton, Mark C. Jordan, Curt A McCartney, Colin Hiebert and Belay T. Ayele. 19-22 November 2018. Mapping QTLs for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in red spring wheat. 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium.