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Mayada Mamoun Beshir

Country of origin: Sudan Currently in: Sudan, Khartoum General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2016 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2011 Master Agricultural Sciences
2004 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Resistance to multiple diseases and drought in Sorghum and watermelon.


Publications resulting from Research: 


Bradley J. Till, Joanna Jankowicz-Cieslak, Owen A. Huynh, Mayada M. Beshir, Robert G. Laport and Bernhard J. Hofinger. 2015. Low-Cost Methods for Molecular Characterization of Mutant Plants Tissue Desiccation, DNA Extraction and Mutation Discovery: Protocols. Springer Open. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16259-1; ISBN 978-3-319-16259-1 (eBook).

Rajneesh paliwal, Mayada M. Beshir, Eric Manyasa, Henry Ojulong, Daniel O. Ajaku and Damaris A. Odeny. 2018. Genome-wide Association study on resistance to multiple diseases in Sorghum. A paper presented at the Sorghum in the 21st Century “Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”, 9-12 April, 2018 Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mayada M. Beshir, Ibrahim H. Babiker, Patrick Okori, Patrick Rubaihayo, Nafisa E. Ahmed, Abdelbagi M. Ali and Damaris A. Odeny. 2018. Reaction of sorghum genotypes to dual infection by anthracnose and turcicum leaf blight. A poster presented at the Sorghum in the 21st Century “Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World”, 9-12 April, 2018 Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.


Mayada M. Beshir, Ibrahim H. Babiker, Nafisa E. Ahmed, Abdelbagi M. Ali, Patrick Rubaihayo, Patrick Okori. 2017. Prevalence of sorghum leaf blight caused by Exserohilum turcicum in the sorghum growing areas of central Sudan. A paper presented at the 69th National Pests and Diseases Committee Meeting in July, 2017 Wad Medani, Sudan.


Reem S. E. Omara, Ibrahim H. Babiker, Mayada M. Beshir, Abdelmagid H. A. Babiker, Sadig K. Omara and Abdelbagi M. Ghanim. 2017. Inheritance of resistance to watermelon chlorotic stunt virus disease in Sudan. International Journal of Applied and Pure Science and Agriculture 3:10 DOI: 10.22623/IJAPSA. 2017.3116.PWBQP.


Mayada M. Beshir, Ibrahim H. Babiker, Nafisa E. Ahmed, Abdelbagi M. Ali, Patrick Rubaihayo, Patrick Okori. 2017. Prevalence of sorghum leaf blight caused by Exserohilum turcicum in the sorghum growing areas of central Sudan. A paper presented at the 69th National Pests and Diseases Committee Meeting in July, 2017 Wad Medani, Sudan.


Mayada M. Beshir, Samuel Manthi, Patrick Okori and Damaris A. Odeny. 2016. Identification of turcicum leaf blight resistance genes in sorghum using comparative genomics. RUFORUM Working document Series Vol. 14 (Part 1) available at www.ruforum.org. Vol. 14 (Part 1).

Mayada M. Beshir, Samuel Manthi, Patrick Okori and Damaris A. Odeny. 2016. Identification of turcicum leaf blight resistance genes in sorghum using comparative genomics. A paper presented at the 5th African Higher Education Week, RUFORUM Biennial Conference on linking agricultural universities with civil society, the private sector, governments and other stakeholders in support of agricultural development in Africa, 17th – 21st October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

Mayada M. Beshir, Okori, P., Ahmed, N. E., Rubaihayo, P., Ali, A. M. and Serunkuuma, K. 2016. Resistance to anthracnose and turcicum leaf blight in sorghum under dual infection. Plant Breeding 135:318-322. Mayada M. Beshir, Ali, A. M., Rubaihayo, P., Ahmed, N. E. and Okori, P. 2016. Simple Sequence Repeat Markers Associated with Anthracnose and Turcicum Leaf Blight Resistance in Sorghum. African Journal of Crop Science 24(1):97-107.

Mayada M. Beshir, P. Okori, P. Rubaihayo, Nafisa E. Ahmed and Abdelbagi M. Ali. 2016. Response of sorghum genotypes to anthracnose and Turcicum leaf blight. A paper presented at the 5th African Higher Education Week, RUFORUM Biennial Conference on linking agricultural universities with civil society, the private sector, governments and other stakeholders in support of agricultural development in Africa, 17th – 21st October 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Assistant Professor Research Scientist and I work as plant breeder and geneticist in the Biotechnology and Biosafety Research Center in the Agricultural Research Corporation (ARC). I run field and laboratory research in cereals to develop improved and higher yielding lines with biotic and abiotic resistance.I also supervise and train undergraduate and postgraduate students. I write annual reports about my ongoing and running projects and also publish scientific papers in peer review journals and participate and share my research findings in national, regional and international conferences.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

May 2018
UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy Award for best performance.