Sripada Udupa

Sripada Udupa
Senior Scientist, Biotechnology

Sripada Udupa is a senior scientist (biotechnology) with over 25 years of experience using genomics and biotechnology tools for crop improvement. He helped to establish ICARDA’s biotechnology research and laboratory, and has been working with ICARDA in Morocco since 2006. He has authored more than 100 publications, including peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, and book chapters.

Udupa has developed strong partnerships with universities and national research systems in the Near East and North Africa regions, and with research institutions in North America and Europe. To support the genotyping of gene bank accessions, he is helping to assess diversity and to mine genetic resources for adaptive traits.

Udupa is contributing to the integration of doubled haploids technology and molecular marker tools to speed up varietal development in wheat and barley. Previously, he also worked on microsatellite marker development used in genetic mapping and analyzed the genetic diversity of chickpeas and lentils.

Sripada Udupa's Publications

Wheat performance with subclover living mulch in different agro-environmental conditions depends on crop management
Molecular variance and population structure of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) landraces from Mediterranean countries as revealed by simple sequence repeat DNA markers: implications for conservation and use
Allelic variation at high-molecular weight and low-molecular weight glutenin subunit genes in Moroccan bread wheat and durum wheat cultivars
A SSR kit to study genetic diversity in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cotyledonary node of Vicia faba L.
Registration of ‘Kharoba’: A Bread Wheat Cultivar Developed through Doubled Haploid Breeding
Physiological and Genetic Diversity in Rhizobium sullae from Morocco
Development of 1000 Microsatellite Markers across the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Genome