题目一：Integration of Novel Tools for Wheat and Triticale Breeding
报告人：Dr. Harpinder Singh Randhawa
Dr. Harpinder Singh Randhawa：a spring wheat and triticale breeder working at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He joined his PhD program at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, in 1998. In 2002, he became a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and later at Washington State University, Pullman. Dr. Randhawa focused his research to develop new wheat genomics tools, novel strategies for rapid introgression of traits using marker assisted backcrossing, genetic and physical mapping of agronomically important traits in wheat and eventually developing improved wheat cultivars. Since 2007, Dr. Randhawa has been working as a spring wheat and triticale breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Lethbridge Research Centre, Alberta. His prime focus of research is to develop spring wheat cultivars that are high yielding with excellent end use quality and resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses in western Canada. He has developed eight high yielding spring wheat cultivars and co-developed four high yielding triticale cultivars for general production in western Canada. His other research interests include the identification of new sources of disease resistance in wheat, genetic mapping, doubled haploid production, and new breeding tools. He has published over 45 research articles in the international journals.