Yogendra Kalenahalli

Dr Yogendra Kalenahalli

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


Dr. Yogendra Kalenahalli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide. He primarily works on improving plant biomass and grain yield in wheat crop under optimum condition.

  • Development and screening of transgenic wheat lines to enhance wheat yield.
  • OMICs approaches to improve the biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in cereals and vegetable crops.
  • CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing to improve grain yield in cereal crops
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    2011 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2008 - 2011 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore India PhD
    2006 - 2008 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore India MSc in Plant Biotechnology
    2002 - 2006 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore India B.Sc in Agriculture
  • Research Interests

Date Course title Institution Course level/code Contribution per year
2017 Foundations in Plant Science University of Adelaide   Mentor to 5 students
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Promoter Diversity of TaVP2 in Wheat The University of adelaide Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) Master Full Time Leighlan Edward Doe
    2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Root phenotype analyses of transgenic wheat lines expressing three high-value genes: AVP1, NAS2 and PSTOL1 The University of adelaide Master of Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) Master Full Time Shengbo Sha
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2014 - ongoing Member Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology Canada
    2013 - 2013 Member Crop Science Society of America United States
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137159
  • Email: yogendra.kalenahalli@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Genomics Centre, floor 2
  • Room: 2 10
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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