Wubishet Bekele, Ph.D.
Current research and/or projects
- Genomics-assisted breeding research and development
- Breeding oriented genomic resources and databases
- Functional genomics and pre-breeding research
- Pan-genomics in cultivated oat and genome evolution in the genus Avena
Research and/or project statements
Industry-led breeding, genomics and agronomy research to improve oat yield. The Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) co-funded this project that aims at applying genomic tools in Ottawa and Brandon RDC oat breeding programs.
Targeted and Useful Genomics for Barley and Oat (TUGBOAT) is a management-driven project that aims at developing genomics tools and applying genomic selection in barley and oat breeding programs at Ottawa and Brandon RDCs.
Education and awards
B.Sc. Plant Sciences, Debub University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
M.Sc. Agro-biotechnology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genomics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
International experience and/or work
Research Scientist (Postdoctoral), Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Research Scientist (Doctoral student), Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Internship at Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
Assistant Researcher, Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization (EARO), Ethiopia
Panel Discussion #2: Innovation & Collaboration in the CFCRA Oat Project. Weikai Yan, Wubi Bekele, & Nick Tinker. CFCRA Virtual Research Summit - Innovating for the Future. Feb 2-3, 2021.2021 - View publication details
Genomics-assisted breeding of oat. Nicholas Tinker, Wubishet Bekele, Weikai Yan2020 - View publication details
Asuka Itaya, Charlene Wight. Federal Government Plant Breeding Report on June 2020 Virtual Sessions
Yan, H., Bekele, W. A., Wight, C. P., Peng, Y., Langdon, T., Latta, R. G., Fu, Y.-B., Diederichsen, A., Howarth, C. J., Jellen, E. N., Boyle, B., Wei, Y., and Tinker, N. A., 2016: High-density marker profiling confirms ancestral genomes of Avena species and identifies D-genome chromosomes of hexaploid oat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129, 2133–2149.2016 - View publication details
Yan, H., Martin, S.L., Bekele, W.A., Latta, R.G., Diederichsen, A., Peng, Y., Tinker, N.A. (2016). Genome size variation in the genus Avena, 59(3), 209-220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/gen-2015-01322016 - View publication details
Tinker, N.A., Bekele, W.A., Hattori, J. (2016). Haplotag: Software for haplotype-based genotyping-by-sequencing analysis, 6(4), 857-863. http://dx.doi.org/10.1534/g3.115.0245962016 - View publication details