Dr. Kioumars Ghamkhar

Director
Margot Forde Forage Germplasm Centre

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Qualifications

BSc MSc Isfahan, PhD New England

Research interests & activities
  • Genetic and molecular basis of phenotypic evolution in plants
  • Variation within and between species by evolutionary forces
  • Crop domestication as a model for genetic change
  • Genetics of plant genetic resources and rationalisation of these resources with minimum allele loss
  • Genetic basis of adaptive variation
  • The forces affecting genome-wide diversity
  • Associations between ecogeography, genetics and physiology
  • Methanogenic potential of pasture legumes and grasses
  • Asscociations between stress genes and important agronomic and biochemical traits in crops and forages
  • Phenomics and quantitative biology in plants

Career Highlights

Japanese Society for Promotion of Science and Australian Academy of Science Visiting Fellowship (2009)

Award for outstanding B.Sc. student (best total average), University of Isfahan, Iran (1988)

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