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Julio Isidro Sánchez

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167527
Email: j.isidro@ucd.ie

Biography

Employement history

Cornell University·USA: 2015-to June 2015. Postdoctoral researcher working on applied genomic selection on Oat Breeding for Nutritional Quality.
Cornell University ·USA: 2012-2015. Master graduate student working on optimization of the training population in Genomic selection.  
Cornell University ·USA: Semester 2014. Teaching assistant of the Crop Improvement lectures at the department of Plant Breeding and Genetics. 
AAFC·SPARC Centre in Saskatchewan·Canada: 2011-2012. Postdoctoral researcher. Research included the study of effects of plant density on durum crop production.
University of Western Ontario·Canada: 2009-2011. Postdoctoral researcher. Scientists in charge of the identification and selection of traits that maximize biomass production as well as enhance the efficiency of biomass conversion by novel processes critical for the viability of biorefineries. Design of primers, sequencing technology and QTL analysis were important part of my research.
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)·Spain:  2007. Research was involved to study the amino acid composition of raw material for animal production by high performance liquid chromatography.
University of Buenos Aires. Department of Plant Production· Argentina. 2006. PhD program; focusing on the physiological changes in apical development of durum wheat.
Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC): 2005. PhD program; I gained experience on durum wheat breeding which included, genome mapping and quality predictions by NIRs.
University of Granada: PhD 2003-2008. Research focused on ecophysiological and molecular impact of the genetic improvement of durum wheat in Mediterranean conditions on yield formation and accumulation of amino acids and Proteins.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1996.
Title: Bachelor degree scholarship from Ministry of Science of Spain.
Year: 1992.
Title: High school scholarship awards by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain.
Year: 2009.
Title: Professional scholarship for a post-doc award by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain
Year: 2003.
Title: Professional scholarship for a Ph.D by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain
           

Employment

Employer: Cornell University
Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
Employer: University of Western Ontario
Position: Post-doctoral researcher
Employer: Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre
Position: Postdoctoral researcher

Education

Year 2005 Institution: Other
Qualification: PhD Subject: Animal Biology & Ecology
Year 2014 Institution: Cornell University
Qualification: MS Subject: Master of Science in Plant Breeding and Genetics
Year 2008 Institution: Granada University
Qualification: PhD Subject: Doctor of Physiology in Crop Physiology
Year 2001 Institution: Seville University
Qualification: BS Subject: Biology Bachelor degree

Languages

Spanish:
English:
       

Publications

 

Book Chapters

G. Montilla-Bascón, Corey D. Broeckling, O. Hoekenga, E. Prats, M. Sorrells and J. Isidro-Sánchez, (2016) 'Chromatographic methods to quantify nutritional components in oat' In: Sebastian Gasparis (eds). Methods and protocols: oat. UK: Springer. [Details]
Julio Isidro Sánchez , Deniz Akdemir, Gracia Montilla-Bascón. (2016) 'Genome-wide association analysis using R' In: Sebastian Gasparis (eds). Methods and Protocols: Oats. UK: Springer. [Details]
Julio Isidro Sanchez, Deniz Akdemir, James Burke (2016) 'Genomic Selection in wheat' In: Alain Bonjean, William Angus and Maarten van Ginkel (eds). World wheat book. France: Lavoisier. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Akdemir Deniz, Jean-Luc Jannink, Julio Isidro Sánchez (2017) 'Locally Epistatic Models for Genome-wide Prediction and Association by Importance Sampling'. Genetics, Selection, Evolution, . [Details]
J* Isidro-Sanchez, B Perry,AK Singh, H Wang, RM DePauw, CJ Pozniak, BL Beres, EN Johnson, Cuthbert R, (2017) 'Effects of seeding rate on durum crop production and physiological responses'. Agronomy Journal, . [DOI] [Details]
Deniz Akdemir, Julio Isidro Sanchez (2016) 'Efficient breeding by genomic mating'. Frontiers in Genetics, . [DOI] [Details]
Isidro J, Jannink JL, Poland J, Akdemir D, Heslot N, Sorrells ME (2015) 'Training set optimization under population structure in genomic selection'. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, . [Details]
Deniz Akdemir, Julio Isidro Sanchez, Jean-Luc Jannink (2015) 'Optimization of genomic selection training populations with a genetic algorithm'. Genetics Selection Evolution, . [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K, Clarke F.R, Krishna P, DePauw R.M, Clarke, J.M, Somers D (2012) 'Brassinosteroid leaf unrolling QTL mapping in durum wheat'. Planta, . [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K, Clarke F.R, DePauw R.M, Clarke, J.M, Somers D (2012) 'Quantitative genetic analysis and mapping of leaf angle in durum wheat'. Planta, . [Details]
Julio Isidro, Fanny Álvaro, Conxita Royo, Dolors Villegas, Daniel J. Miralles and Luís F. García del Moral (2011) 'Changes duration of developmental phases of durum wheat caused by breeding in Spain and Italy during the 20th century and its impact on yield'. Annals of Botany, . [Details]
Fanny Alvaro, Julio Isidro, Dolors Villegas, Luis F.García del Moral and Conxita Royo (2008) 'Old and modern Italian and Spanish durum wheat varieties differ in spike components'. Field Crops Research, . [Details]
Fanny Álvaro, Julio Isidro, Dolors Villegas, Luís F. García del Moral and Conxita Royo (2008) 'Breeding Effects on Grain Filling, Biomass partitioning and Remobilization in Mediterranean Durum Wheat'. Agronomy Journal, . [Details]
Conxita Royo, Fanny Álvaro, Vanessa Martos, Abdelhamid Ramdani, Julio Isidro, Dolors Villegas & Luis F. García del Moral (2007) 'Genetic changes in durum wheat yield components and associated traits in Italy and Spain during the 20th century'. Euphytica, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

S. Kumar, R. E. Knox, J. Isidro, Y. Ruan, R. D. Cuthbert, C. J. Pozniak, A. N¿Diaye, B. Meyer, S. Berraies, A. K. Singh (2017) Identification of genomic regions determining the grain quality and agronomic characters in durum wheat International Plant & Animal Genome XXV [Details]
G. Montilla-Bascón, O.A. Hoekenga, J. Isidro-Sánchez, J.D. Akdemir, J. Clohessy, M. Gore, J.L. Jannink, M. Sorrells (2015) Systems biology approaches to enhance agronomic and nutritional qualities in oat Oats2020 [Details]
Isidro J, Jannink JL, Akdemir D., Poland J, Heslot N, Sorrells M (2015) Optimization of Training Population Under Population Structure in Genomic Selection Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference [Details]
Yong H, Knox R, DePauw R, Wang H, Cuthbert R, Clarke F, Singh AK, Isidro J, Cutler A, Selvaraj G (2014) Field evaluation of a collection of wheat lines for performance under irrigated and rain-fed conditions in the semi-arid region of Saskatchewan 2st Canadian Wheat Symposium [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K., Clarke F, DePauw R, Clarke J, Somers D (2013) Quantitative trait loci for chlorophyll content in durum wheat Plant and Animal Genome XXI Conference [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K., Clarke F, DePauw R, Clarke J, Somers D (2013) Leaf angle and its relationship with brassinosteroid response loci in durum wheat Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K., Clarke F1, DePauw R, Clarke J, Somers D (2011) Mapping quantitative trait loci for leaf angle in durum wheat 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium [Details]
R.E. Knox, F.R. Clarke, J.M. Clarke, S. Fox, R.M. DePauw, A.K. Singh, J.Isidro-Sanchez. (2011) Evaluation of methods of measurement of pre-harvest sprouting resistance in durum wheat 12th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals [Details]
Isidro J, Knox R, Singh A.K, Clarke F, DePauw R, Krishna P, Somers D (2011) Brassinosteroid leaf unrolling QTL mapping in durum wheat 1st Congress of Cereal Biotechnology and Breeding [Details]
Isidro J, Singh A.K., Wang, H., DePauw, R.M.1, Pozniak, C.J., Cuthbert, R.D., Beres, B.L., Johnson (2011) Effects of plant density on durum crop production 1stCanadian Wheat Symposium [Details]
J. Isidro, C. Royo, F. Alvaro, V. Martos and L.F. Garcia del Moral (2010) Interception and use of photosynthetically active radiation under Mediterranean conditions in wheats carrying the dwarfing gene Rht-B1b XVIII Congress of the federation of European Societies of Plant Biology [Details]
J. Isidro Sánchez, F. Álvaro, I. Fernández-Figares, R. Rodríguez, C. Royo, L. F. García del Moral (2007) Evolución del contenido de lisina durante el crecimiento del grano en variedades españolas antiguas, intermedias y modernas d trigo duro en ambiente mediterráneo XVII Meeting of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV) Hispano-Luso XI Congress of Plant Physiology [Details]
Maccaferri M., Sanguineti,V Natoli., Arauls J.L., Ben Salem M., Bort J.,De Ambrogio E., Demontis A., El-Ahmed A., Garcia del Moral L.F., Isidro J.,Maalouf F., Martos V., Motawai J., Nachit M.M., Nserallah N., Ouabbou H., Rhouma S.,Royo C, Slama A.,Villegas D.,Tuberosa R (2007) Improvement of forum wheat adaptation to drought-Prone Mediterranean environments via association mapping using a mini-core germplasm collection Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference [Details]
Maccaferri M., Sanguineti, V Natoli., Arauls J.L., Ben Salem M., Bort J.,De Ambrogio E., Demontis A., El-Ahmed A., Garcia del Moral L.F., Isidro J.,Maalouf F., Martos V., Motawai J., Nachit M.M., Nserallah N.,Ouabbou H.,Rhouma S., Royo C., Slama A.,Villegas D., Tuberosa R (2007) QTLs for drought-related morpho-Physiological traits in a durum wheat population evaluated under a range of Mediterranean environments Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference [Details]
Maccaferri M., Sanguineti M. C., Natoli V., Arauls J.L., Ben Salem M., Bort J., De Ambrogio E., Demontis A., El-Ahmed A., Garcia del Moral L.F., Isidro J., Maalouf F.,Martos V., Motawai J., Nachit M.M., Nserallah N., Ouabbou H., Rhouma S., Royo C., Slama A., Villegas D., Tuberosa R. (2006) Identification of chromosome regions controlling drought-related traits in a durum wheat germplasm collection evaluated in the Mediterranean area under varying water regimes Plant Genomics European Meetings [Details]
Maccaferri M., Sanguineti M. C., Natoli V., Arauls J.L., Ben Salem M., Bort J., De Ambrogio E., Demontis A., El-Ahmed A., Garcia del Moral L.F., Isidro J., Maalouf F.,Martos V., Motawai J., Nachit M.M., Nserallah N., Ouabbou H., Rhouma S., Royo C., Slama A., Villegas D., Tuberosa R. (2006) Identification of QTLs for drought-related traits in a durum wheat population evaluated in the Mediterranean area under varying water regimes Plant Genomics European Meetings [Details]
J. Isidro, Martos.V, Rharrabti.Y., Royo C., Garcia del Moral (2006) Environmental Determination of Amino Acid Composition in the Grain of Durum Wheat under Mediterranean Condition Eucarphia [Details]
Rharrabti, Y.; Royo, C.; Martos, V.; Isidro, J.;García del Moral, L.F (2004) II Congreso de Mejora Genética de Plantas Formación del rendimiento en trigo duro cultivado en dos ambientes con diferente régimen hídrico: uso del análisis por coeficientes de senderos [Details]
Rharrabti, Y., Royo, C., Martos, V., Isidro, J., García del Moral, L.F. (2004) Amino acid content in durum wheat genotypes as affected by water regime in southern Spain International Workshop Modelling quality traits and their genetic variability for Wheat [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Research

Research Interests

Julio´s expertise is in quantitative genetics and crop physiology. We have expertise on the implementation of genomic selection to improve genetic gain in small grains for the improvement of yield, nutritional traits, abiotic stress, and disease resistance. We also are interested on phenomics, crop water, nutrient uptake, agronomic practices and the development of molecular markers and their application towards cultivar development.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Oats for the future: deciphering potential of host resistance and RNAi to minimise mycotoxin contamination under present and future climate scenarios
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 01-OCT-20
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : PICS: Physiology Infrastructure for Crop Stress
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Start up Funds - Julio Sanchez
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 31-MAR-17

Recent Postgraduates

Maurizio Mascarello, Master of Science (MSc)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Anthony Twamley, Master of Science (MSc) - Thesis Co-Supervisor. 

Current Postgraduate Students

Kane D¿Arcy Cusack, Master of Science (MSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Eoghan Curran, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Sobia Ajaz, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching vision is focusing on 4 main objectives. 1-Define the teaching goals; 2-Teach concepts to appeal to different styles of thinking; 3-Different assessment learning; 4-Create a learning environment where students feel comfortable.

Modules Coordinated

201700   CPSC30090     Crop Science: Crop Breeding
201700   CPSC10010     Crop Science: Introduction to Crop Science