School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Yongle (Leo) Li received his PhD from the Technical University of Munich in 2012 in the area of quantitative genetics and plant molecular breeding. After finishing his PhD, he joined the Global Wheat Program of CIMMYT in Mexico as a post-doctoral fellow implementing genomic selection method into the wheat breeding program. In 2013 he took up another post-doctoral fellow position in the University of Adelaide to develop and implement molecular breeding tools to assist chickpea breeding. His research interests are in the fields of quantitative and population genetics. His major research contributions so far are (see publication for detail):
1, Discovering candidate genes involved in frost tolerance in rye
2, Using novel statistical models to predict yield-related traits in chickpea and wheat
3, Identifying novel candidate genes/regions for disease resistance and agronomic traits in chickpea and wheat
Year Citation 2020 Li, Y. (2020). Functional genomic selection in crop breeding. In Methods in Molecular Biology (Vol. 2107, pp. 189-198).
Improving management of Phytophthora root rot of chickpea
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Molecular Genetics and Genomics Approaches to Improve Phytophthora Root Rot Resistance in Chickpea Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Amritha Amalraj 2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Unravelling the Physiology and Genetics of Salinity Tolerance in Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Judith Atieno
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