Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with extensive knowledge of molecular breeding, crop improvement and genetics in both soybean and barley. 17 documented publications in peer-reviewed literature and 2 patents. Passionate about application of up-to-date technologies to improve the speed, scale, and efficiency of breeding and cultural practices of crops such as barley and soybean.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Postdoctoral research fellow University of Adelaide 2014 - 2019 Technical officer University of Adelaide 2014 - 2014 ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellow USAID & National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies, Vietnam 2011 - 2014 Postdoctoral research fellow University of Georgia
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2008 - 2011 University of Missouri, Columbia United States PhD 2005 - 2008 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States MS 2001 - 2005 Hanoi University of Science Vietnam BSc.
Year Citation 2021 Mehnaz, M., Dracatos, P., Pham, A., March, T., Maurer, A., Pillen, K., . . . Singh, D. (2021). Discovery and fine mapping of Rph28: a new gene conferring resistance to Puccinia hordei from wild barley. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 134(7), 2167-2179.
DOI Scopus12 WoS11 Europe PMC6
2020 Pham, A. T., Maurer, A., Pillen, K., Taylor, J., Coventry, S., Eglinton, J. K., & March, T. J. (2020). Identification of wild barley derived alleles associated with plant development in an Australian environment. Euphytica, 216(9), 1-15.
DOI Scopus6 WoS4
2019 Pham, A. T., Maurer, A., Pillen, K., Brien, C., Dowling, K., Berger, B., . . . March, T. J. (2019). Genome-wide association of barley plant growth under drought stress using a nested association mapping population. BMC Plant Biology, 19(1), 134-1-134-16.
DOI Scopus48 WoS40 Europe PMC22
2019 Wiegmann, M., Maurer, A., Pham, A., March, T. J., Al-Abdallat, A., Thomas, W. T. B., . . . Pillen, K. (2019). Barley yield formation under abiotic stress depends on the interplay between flowering time genes and environmental cues. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 6397-1-6397-16.
DOI Scopus65 WoS56 Europe PMC29
2016 Bachleda, N., Pham, A., & Li, Z. (2016). Identifying FATB1a deletion that causes reduced palmitic acid content in soybean N87-2122-4 to develop a functional marker for marker-assisted selection. Molecular Breeding, 36(4).
2015 Pham, A. T., Harris, D. K., Buck, J., Hoskins, A., Serrano, J., Abdel-Haleem, H., . . . Li, Z. (2015). Fine mapping and characterization of candidate genes that control resistance to Cercospora sojina K. Hara in two soybean germplasm accessions. PLoS ONE, 10(5), e0126753.
DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC15
2015 Shi, Z., Bachleda, N., Pham, A. T., Bilyeu, K., Shannon, G., Nguyen, H., & Li, Z. (2015). High-throughput and functional SNP detection assays for oleic and linolenic acids in soybean. Molecular Breeding, 35(8), 10 pages.
2014 Pham, A., Bilyeu, K., Chen, P., Boerma, H. R., & Li, Z. (2014). Characterization of the fan1 locus in soybean line A5 and development of molecular assays for high-throughput genotyping of FAD3 genes. Molecular Breeding, 33(4), 895-907.
2013 Pham, A. T., McNally, K., Abdel-Haleem, H., Roger Boerma, H., & Li, Z. (2013). Fine mapping and identification of candidate genes controlling the resistance to southern root-knot nematode in PI 96354. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126(7), 1825-1838.
DOI Scopus42 Europe PMC19
2012 Pham, A. T., Shannon, J. G., & Bilyeu, K. D. (2012). Combinations of mutant FAD2 and FAD3 genes to produce high oleic acid and low linolenic acid soybean oil. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 125(3), 503-515.
DOI Scopus107 Europe PMC57
2011 Pham, A. T., Lee, J. D., Shannon, J. G., & Bilyeu, K. D. (2011). A novel FAD2-1 A allele in a soybean plant introduction offers an alternate means to produce soybean seed oil with 85% oleic acid content. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 123(5), 793-802.
2010 Pham, A. T., Lee, J. D., Shannon, J. G., & Bilyeu, K. D. (2010). Mutant alleles of FAD2-1A and FAD2-1B combine to produce soybeans with the high oleic acid seed oil trait.. BMC plant biology, 10(1), 195.
DOI Scopus164 Europe PMC83
2010 Pham, T. A., Hill, C. B., Miles, M. R., Nguyen, B. T., Vu, T. T., Vuong, T. D., . . . Hartman, G. L. (2010). Evaluation of soybean for resistance to soybean rust in Vietnam. Field Crops Research, 117(1), 131-138.
2009 Pham, T. A., Miles, M. R., Frederick, R. D., Hill, C. B., & Hartman, G. L. (2009). Differential responses of resistant soybean entries to isolates of Phakopsora pachyrhizi. Plant Disease, 93(3), 224-228.
Year Citation - Pham, A., Taylor, J., March, T., Coventry, S., Pillen, K., Eglinton, J., & Maurer, A. (n.d.). grain_functions.R [Computer Software].
- Pham, A., Taylor, J., March, T., Eglinton, J., Maurer, A., & Coventry, S. (n.d.). grain_phenotype.R [Computer Software].
- Pham, A. (n.d.). Figshare_01_CV_generate_subsets.sas [Computer Software].
- Pham, A. (n.d.). Figshare_02_GWAS_CV.sas [Computer Software].
- Pham, A. (n.d.). Figshare_03_cumulation_method.sas [Computer Software].
- Pham, A., & Maurer, A. (n.d.). Figshare_04_R2_major_QTL.sas [Computer Software].
2022-2024 CI for a project funded by the UA Plant Breeding Investment Fund Grant. A total of $156,730 has been invested to identify the genetic causes in mutant barley that showed to have improved yield components using exome capture sequencing
2020-2023 UA co-CI for a category-1 GRDC tender named ‘Using novel genetic diversity to increase Barley yields nationally’. A total of $926,372 over 3 years has been invested.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Co-Supervisor Breeding Faba Bean (Vicia Faba L.) for Acidic Soils of Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Samuel Catt
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