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

Journal Article
September 15, 2020

Marker assisted selection (MAS) is ‘smart breeding’ or fast track plant breeding technol-ogy. It is one tool utilized in breeding companies and research institutes for fast devel-opment of improved varieties, giving possibility to select desirable...

Journal Article
November 07, 2019

“Stay-green” crop phenotypes have been shown to impact drought tolerance and nutritional content of several crops. We aimed to genetically describe and functionally dissect the particular stay-green phenomenon found in chickpeas with a green...

Journal Article
September 01, 2012

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus subsp. culinaris) is one of the oldest food legumes and is the third most important one in Morocco. It provides a valuable and balanced protein source in the human diet and plays an important role in cropping systems...