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Admas Alemu Abebe

Admas Alemu Abebe
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the department of plant breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I am working on the genetics and genomics of cereal crops for disease resistance.


I am involved in researches focused on genome-wide association analysis and genomic selection for resistance to various diseases in cereal crops. We apply high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping platforms for the detection and application of molecular tools in cereal crops breeding resistant to diseases including septoria, rust and powdery mildew.


Ph.D. (Applied Genetics), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (2019)

Ph.D. visiting student for research, University of Bologna, Italy (2018)

M.Sc. (Genetics), Haramaya University, Ethiopia (2011)

B.Sc. (Applied Biology) University of Gondar, Ethiopia (2007)

Selected publications


Alemu, A.*,  El Baouchi, A., El Hanafi, S., Kehel, Z., Eddakhir, K., Tadesse, W. 2021. Genetic analysis of grain protein content and dough quality traits in elite spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) lines through association study. Journal of Cereal Science

Alemu, A.*, Feyissa, T., Maccaferri, M., Sciara, G., Tuberosa, R., Ammar, K., Badebo, A., Acevedo, M., Letta, T., Abeyo, B., 2021. Genome-wide association analysis unveils novel QTLs for seminal root system architecture traits in Ethiopian durum wheat. BMC Genomics 22. doi:10.1186/s12864-020-07320-4

Suliman, S., Alemu, A. *, Abdelmula, A.A., Badawi, G.H., Al-Abdallat, A., Tadesse, W., 2021. Genome-wide association analysis uncovers stable QTLs for yield and quality traits of spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) across contrasting environments. Plant Gene 25, 100269. doi:10.1016/j.plgene.2020.100269


Alemu, A.*, Feyissa, T., Tuberosa, R., Maccaferri, M., Sciara, G., Letta, T. and Abeyo, B. 2020. Genome-wide association mapping for grain shape and color traits in Ethiopian durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum). The Crop Journal 8, 757–768.doi:

Alemu, A.*, Feyissa, T., Letta, T. and Abeyo, B. 2020. Genetic diversity and population structure analysis based on the high-density SNP markers in Ethiopian durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum). BMC Genetics 21:18                        


Alemu, A.*, Petros, Y. and Tesfaye, K. 2013. Genetic distance of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) cultivars and varieties from Northwestern Ethiopia using inter simple sequence repeat markers. East African Journal of Science 7(1): 31-40.

Postdoctor at the Institutionen för växtförädling
Postal address:
Växtförädling, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 10, Alnarp