Ms Julia Candotti



PhD student

Department

FABI
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Primary Supervisor
Zander Myburg

About Me

Due to the many challenges facing the crop and forestry industry, new and innovative strategies are required to improve plant breeding. Towards this, I am interested in using population genomics and bioinformatic tools to understand plant genomes and identify genomic regions underlying agronomically important traits. These in turn can be used to improve plant breeding. Through my post graduate studies, I have had the opportunity to explore and improve on my passions of genetics, problem solving and application based research. 

 

My current research focus is population genomics, hybrid genomics, haplotype analysis and whole genome sequencing. I am grateful to be able to explore these interests during my PhD at the Forest Molecular Genetics Research Programme. The aim of my PhD is to analyse structural variants and haplotypes in Eucalyptus hybrids and to use this information to understand hybrid genomics and identify loci underlying traits of interest. 


Conference Outputs

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Julia Candotti, Marja M. O’Neill, S. Melissa Reynolds, Roobavathie Naidoo, Nicoletta Jones, Eshchar Mizrachi, Alexander A. Myburg, Genetic dissection in a multi-parent Eucalyptus F1 hybrid mapping population. 2019 IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, 23 - 28 June 2019, Raleigh, NC, USA (Poster, Lightening talk)

 

  • Julia Candotti, Marja M. O’Neill, S. Melissa Reynolds, Roobavathie Naidoo, Arnulf Kanzler, Nicoletta Jones, Eshchar Mizrachi, Alexander A. Myburg. Genetic dissection of growth and wood development in nested, multi-parent Eucalyptus hybrid populations. Eucalypt genetics: fundamental and applied research in a post-genome era, 18-21 February 2019, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Speed Talk and Poster)

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES (SOUTH AFRICA)

  • Julia Candotti, Marja M. Mostert-O'Neill, S. Melissa Reynolds, Roobavathie Naidoo, Nicoletta Jones, Eshchar Mizrachi and Alexander A. Myburg, QTL mapping and analysis of segregation distortion in a multi-parent Eucalyptus F1 hybrid mapping population planted across multiple environments. 13th Southern African Plant Breeding Symposium 2020, 8-11 March 2020, Pretoria, South Africa (Lightening talk)

 

  • Julia Candotti, Marja M. O’Neill, S. Melissa Reynolds, Roobavathie Naidoo, Arnulf Kanzler, Nicoletta Jones, Eshchar Mizrachi, Alexander A. Myburg. Towards nested, multi-parent genetic dissection of growth and wood development in Eucalyptus hybrid populations. SASBi/SAGs, 16-18 October 2018, Golden Gate resort, Free State, South Africa.(Poster)