Muhammad Adeel Hassan, first author of “Quantifying senescence in bread wheat using multispectral imaging from an unmanned aerial vehicle and QTL mapping”
Postdoctoral scientist, Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
PhD in Crop Genetics and Breeding with specialization in “Plant Phenomics and Quantitative Genetics” from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
M.Phil in Plant Science with specialization in “Molecular Breeding” from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
I like pop music, hiking and travelling.
My academic life started with studying appraisal of genetics behind micronutrients (Fe and Zn) in wheat at Dr. Umar Masood Quraishi’s lab (Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan). After that, I did my PhD with Prof. Zhonghu He and Dr. Yonggui Xiao at Institute of Crop Sciences, CAAS/CIMMYT China office. My PhD research was focused on validation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based high throughput phenotyping/remote sensing for early detection of important wheat attributes (NDVI, chlorophyll level, green biomass, and canopy height) to predict physiological changes, abiotic stress, grain yield and its application for quantitative genetic analysis in wheat. During this period, I have also worked with Dr. Awais Rasheed on functional marker development in wheat breeding. Afterwards I joined postdoctoral position in Prof. Zhonghu He’s lab to continue my research on UAV based multispectral imaging for quantification of senescence, identification of QTL linked with senescence and KASP (Kempetitive allele-specific primer) marker development in wheat. These findings gave rise to use UAV based remote sensing as digital breeding tool with high accuracy to identify novel alleles for times series changes in wheat physiology and its impact on yield.
I hope that continuous studies on high throughput phenomics using recent advances in sensors and robotics could help to close genome to phenome knowledge gap in crop breeding. (Twitter: @ adeelhassan505)
硕士阶段：Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan，植物科学，分子育种学方向
硕士就读于Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan，师从Umar Masood Quraishi副教授，研究方向为小麦微量元素（铁和锌）的遗传解析。博士就读于中国农业科学院作物科学研究所小麦品质育种团队，师从何中虎研究员和肖永贵副研究员。博士期间主要开展基于无人机（UAV）对小麦前期重要性状的高通量表型鉴定及遥感监测（包括植被NDVI、叶绿素含量、生物量、冠层高度等），用于预测小麦生理变化、非生物胁迫抗性、产量变化及其在小麦数量性状遗传解析方面的应用。在此期间，我还与Awais Rasheed博士一起对小麦育种中的功能标记进行开发。博士毕业后，我申请进入何中虎研究员课题组从事博士后研究，深入开展基于无人机多光谱成像技术对小麦衰老的定量分析、与衰老相关QTL的鉴定以及KASP标记的开发。研究结果为利用无人机遥感作为数字育种工具，准确识别小麦生理时间序列变化及其对产量影响的新基因位点提供了依据。