Dr Evans Lagudah: molecular genetics and breeding to improve cereals
Dr Evans Lagudah leads a team investigating plant disease resistance genes to help improve cereal crops.
24 June 2010 | Updated 31 August 2012
Dr Lagudah is the Sub Program Leader of Plant Resistance Genes.
Dr Evans Lagudah's research activities are based on the integration of molecular genetics and conventional breeding of biotic and abiotic stresses, and grain quality attributes for cereal improvement.
A major focus of his current activity is on slow-rusting disease resistance aimed at achieving durable resistance in wheat as part of the Plant Resistance Genes team - a team with a research spectrum including:
Dr Evans Lagudah's research activities are based on the integration of molecular genetics and conventional breeding of biotic and abiotic stresses.
basic studies on flax-flax rust interaction
activation tagging of cereal genes
cloning of wheat disease resistance genes
genomic analysis of targeted disease resistance traits
the identification and utilisation of molecular markers for resistance breeding.
Over the years Dr Lagudah's research activities have included:
- genome analysis of cereals
- nematode resistance in winter cereals
- storage protein genes of wheat and its relatives
- novel sources of agronomic traits from synthetic wheats
- pennisetum gene pool.
Dr Lagudah has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He was also awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
See a list of scientific papers published by Dr Lagudah in his publishing history.