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Marcus Olatoye

PhD Student (Crop Genomics)

Research Objective 

My professional goal is to develop genomics-enabled breeding tools as a geneticist for improved crop adaptation and yield to ensure food security.

Contact 

  • Email: marcus-olatoye@hotmail.com, omo@k-state.edu
  • Phone: (785) 861 5398
  • Address:  3178, Throckmorton Plant Science Center, KSU, Manhattan 66502, Kansas

Background

  • MSc. Crop Science (Plant Breeding). Universitat Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Baden-Wuttermberg, Germany.
  • BSc. Botany. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Research

Presentations


Invited Oral Presentations
  • “Genomic Dissection of Panicle Architecture Traits in Sorghum using Nested Association Mapping”. Genomics, Molecular Genetics, and Biotechnology C7 section, ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting, November 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • “Genetic Architecture of Inflorescence Morphology in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping”. Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, September 2016, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
  • “Quantitative Genomic Dissection of Panicle Architecture Traits Conferring Agroclimatic Adaptations in Sorghum”. Ecological Genomics Society Annual Symposium 2016, Konza Prairie, Manhattan, Kansas.
  • “Genomic Dissection of Leaf and Panicle Architecture in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping”. Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, September 2015, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
Poster Presentations
  • “The Genetic Architecture of Inflorescence Morphology in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping” Poster Presentation, Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, September 2016, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
  • “Genomic Dissection of Panicle Architecture in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping” Poster Presentation, National Association of Plant Breeders Conference, August 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  • “Genomic Dissection of Leaf and Panicle Architecture in Sorghum Using Nested Association Mapping” Poster Prese ntation, Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, September 2015, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
  • “Nested Association Mapping of Agroclimatic traits in Sorghum” Poster Presentation, Plant And Animal Genomics Conference, January 2015, San Diego, California, USA.
  • “The Importance of Crown Root Angle and Mycorrhiza for Adaptation of Sorghum Genotypes from West Africa to Low-P Soils.” Poster Presentations at TROPENTAG 2012 and 2013, Universitat Goettingen and Universitat Hohenheim, Germany.

Publications

  • Willmar L. Leiser, Marcus O. Olatoye, Frederick, W Rattunde, Günter Neumann, Eva
    Weltzien, Bettina I G Haussmann.No need to breed for enhanced colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve low-P adaptation of West African sorghums. Plant and Soil; March 2015 

Awards

  • First Place, Capitol Graduate Research Summit Poster Competition, Kansas State University. 2015
  • Winner, BioKansas Scholarship Poster Competition, State Capitol, Topeka Kansas. 2016
  • Finalist, 3-minute Thesis Oral Competition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. 2016
  • First Place Award, Graduate Poster Competition, National Association 2016 of Plant Breeders Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina. 2016
  • Second Place Award, Graduate Poster Competition, Sorghum Improvement Conference of North America, Manhattan, Kansas. 2016
  • First Place Oral Presentation, Genomics, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology section, ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona. 2016
  • Finalist, 3-minute Thesis Oral Competition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. 2017