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Andrew SHARPE
Last name : SHARPE
First name : Andrew
Entrance year : 2021
Occupation : Director of Genomics and Bioinformatics at GIFS and lead of phenometrics and lead of the genomics and bioinformatics platform. Dr. Sharpe oversees efforts to establish integrated crop genomics, informatics, and phenomics platforms to support both GIFS and P2IRC.
Company : Global Institure for Food Security - GIFS
Address : 421 Downey Road, Suite 101, S7N 4L8 Saskatoon / Canada
Main fields of interest :
  • Seeds, genetics
  • Agronomy
Professional experience : Bio Andrew Sharpe is the Director of Genomics and Bioinformatics at GIFS and joins P2IRC in the capacities of theme lead of phenometrics and lead of the genomics and bioinformatics platform that is supporting the initiative. Dr. Sharpe oversees efforts to establish integrated crop genomics, informatics, and phenomics platforms to support both GIFS and P2IRC. He brings significant experience in plant genetics and genomics to P2IRC and GIFS from his careers as a senior research officer at the National Research Council of Canada and at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research centre in Saskatoon. Dr. Sharpe has coordinated several projects to establish genomics and molecular genetics resources in numerous crops including canola, wheat, and lentil. He is currently co-lead on the $10M Genome Canada / Prairie 'Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics' (CTAG2) project, which recently led the development of a high quality whole genome assembly of the bread wheat genome.
Education : Dr. Sharpe received his BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Leicester in 1988 and his PhD in Plant Genetics from the University of East Anglia in 1997 while working at the John Innes Centre in the UK.
Selected publications : *Appels R, et al. (2018) Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome. Science 361(6403) doi: 10.1126/science.aar719. GIFS Affiliates: Curtis Pozniak & Andrew Sharpe Article. *Ramírez-González RH, et al. (2018) The transcriptional landscape of polyploid wheat. Science 361(6403). doi: 10.1126/science.aar6089. GIFS Affiliates: Curtis Pozniak & Andrew Sharpe. Article