Ehsan Sari

 

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Research Officer

Current research and/or projects

. An integrated approach for enhancing Fusarium head blight resistance in durum wheat

. Fusarium head blight resistance to triazole fungicides in Western Canada

Research and/or project statements

. Application of genomics, transcriptomics for functional characterization of plant disease resistance genes

. Developing advance plant populations for deciphering the genetic architectures of complex traits

. Developing reliable Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms markers for marker-assisted selection

. Application of fugal genetic and genomics for dissecting the genetics of fungicide resistance in plant pathogens

. Developing environmentally-safe bio-fungicides for organic and healthy food production

Education

Ph.D., Plant Pathology and Genetics, University of Saskatchewan 2014

M.Sc., Plant pathology, Biological control, University of Tehran 2008

B.Sc., Crop Protection, University of Tehran 2005

Affiliations

.Wheat Initiative: Expert Working Group –Durum Wheat Genomics and Breeding

.Canadian Phytopathological Society

.Canadian Society of Plant Biologist

Awards

.T.C. Vanterpool Travel award, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan; 2012 
.2nd place presentation award at international Ascochyta symposium, Cordoba, Spain; 2012 
.Graduate student scholarship awarded by the College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Saskatchewan; 2012 
.Dean graduate student awards, College of Agriculture and Bioresource, University of Saskatchewan (Hantelman AG School Fund and Vandeveled Rene Fund); 2011 
.Graduate student research award by the Iranian National Elite Foundation, 2010 
.First call honor M.Sc. degree from University of Tehran, Iran; 2008

Key publications

. Sari E, Berraies S, Knox RE, Singh AK, Ruan Y, Cuthbert RD, Pozniak CJ, Henriquez MA, Kumar S, Burt AJ, N`Diaye A, Konkin DJ, Cabral AL, Campbell HL, Wiebe K, Condie J, Lokuruge P, Meyer B, Fedak G, Clarke FR, Clarke JM, Somers DJ, Fobert PR. 2018. High-density genetic mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in tetraploid wheat. PLoS ONE 13 (10): e0204362.

. Sari E, Bhadauria V, Ramsay L, Borhan MH, Lichtenzveig J, Bett KE, Vandenberg A, Banniza S. 2018. Defense responses of lentil (Lens culinaris) genotypes carrying non-allelic ascochyta blight resistance genes to Ascochyta lentis infection. PLoS ONE 13 (9): e0204124.

. Sari E, Bhadauria V, Vandenberg A, Banniza S. 2018. Genotype-dependent interaction of lentil lines with Ascochyta lentis. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 764.

. Razavi M, Sari E, Zare R, 2017. Genetic diversity of Fusarium species, causal agents of wheat root and crown rots using molecular markers and pathogenicity tests. Iranian Journal of Plant Pathology 52: 534-519.

. Sari E, Etebarian HR, 2008. Concentration-dependent effect of salicylic acid application on wheat roots resistance to take-all fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici. Phytoparasitica 37: 67-77.

. Sari E, Etebarian HR, Aminian H, 2008. Effects of Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 on the resistance of wheat seedling roots to the take-all fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici. Plant Production Science 11: 298-306.

. Sari E, Etebarian HR, Aminian H, 2007. The effects of Bacillus pumilus, isolated from wheat rhizosphere, on resistance in wheat seedling roots against the take-all fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici. Journal of Phytopathology 155: 720-727.

. Sari E, Etebarian HR, Roustaei A, Aminian H. 2006. Biological control of Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici on wheat with some isolates of Pseudomonas fluorescens. Pakistanian Journal of Biological Sciences 9: 1205-1211.

. Sari E, Etebarian HR, Roustaei A, Aminian H. 2006. Biological control of Gaeumannomyces graminis on wheat with Bacillus spp. Plant Pathology Journal 5: 307-314.

Conference presentation (last 5 years):

. Sari E, Cabral AL, Polley B, Tan Y, Konkin DJ, Hsueh E, Knox RE, Ruan R, Fobert PR. 2018. Transcriptomic analysis unveils gene networks associated with the Fusarium head blight resistance transferred from Triticum turgidum ssp. carthlicum into durum wheat. 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Winnipeg, MB.

. Sari E, Zhang W, Gao P, Boyle K, Cabral AL, Konkin DJ, Kutcher HR, Pozniak CJ, Ruan Y, Knox RE, Fobert PR. 2018. Applying genomics to characterize and improve Fusarium head blight resistance in durum wheat. 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB.

. Walkowiak S, Knox RE, Sari E, Fobert PR, Cuthbert RD, Ruan Y, Sharpe A, Byrns B, Ens J, Nilsen K, Cattivelli L, Pozniak CJ. 2018. Whole genome sequences of durum wheat bring a new era for gene discovery and breeding. 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB.

. Sari E, Zhang W, Cabral AL, Boyle K, Sidebottom C, Pozniak CJ, Brule-Babel A, Fedak G, Konkin DJ, Ruan Y, Ammar K, Knox RE, Fobert PR. 2018. Proof is in the pasta: Application of high-throughput genotyping platforms for the genetic improvement of Canadian wheat. International Biotechnology Symposium 2018, Montreal, QC.

. Sari E, Knox RE, Ruan R, Konkin DJ, Cuthbert RD, Henriquez MA, Kumar S, Burt AJ, Berraies S, Campbell HL, Lokuruge P, Fobert PR. 2017. Introgression of FHB resistance from Sumai 3-derived hexaploid wheat lines into Canadian durum wheat germplasm. Cereal Canada Science Meeting, Saskatoon, SK.

. Sari E, Knox RE, Ruan Y, Cuthbert RD, Henriquez MA, Kumar S, Burt A, Campbell HL, Lokuruge P, Yates S, Berraies S, Bokore F, Fobert PR 2017. Fine mapping of a FHB resistance QTL using genome-wide association study of a durum breeding population derived from DT696 source of resistance. XXV Plant and Animal Genetic Symposium, San Diego, U.S.A.

. Sari E, Knox RE, Ruan Y, Cuthbert RD, Henriquez MA, Kumar S, Yates S, Campbell HL, Lokuruge P, Berraies S, Bokore F, Fobert PR 2016. A genome-wide association study reveals novel FHB resistance QTL in the durum breeding lines derived from the DT696 source of resistance. 8th Canadian Symposium of Fusarium Head Blight, Ottawa, Canada.

. Sari E, Knox RE, Singh AK, Ruan Y, Cuthbert RD, Henriquez MA, Pozniak CJ, N`Diaye A, Wiebe K, Boyle KA, Campbell HL, Cabral AL, Fobert PR 2016. Improved resolution of Fusarium head blight resistance quantitative trait loci in tetraploid wheat using a high density genetic map. 5th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, Florianopolis, Brazil.

. Sari E, Banniza S, Vandenberg A. 2014. Genotype-dependent interaction of lentil lines with Ascochyta lentis. 6th International Food Legume Research Conference, Saskatoon, Canada.

. Sari E, Tullu A, Banniza S, Vandenberg A. 2012. Differentiating lentil resistance genes for ascochyta blight by phenotyping recombinant inbred lines of resistant by resistant crosses. Ascochyta2012, Cordoba, Spain.

Ehsan Sari

Ehsan Sari

Assistant Research Officer
Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
110 Gymnasium Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0W9
Preferred language: English

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Expertise

Agriculture, Biopesticides, Genomics, Wheat, Genetics, Molecular genetics, Biotic Stresses in Crop Plants, Wheat, Plant, Pathology, Fungus