Jefferson F. Paril
My interests range from crop improvement to building software for quantitative and population genetics modelling. I worked on maize field trials to improve abiotic and biotic stresses resistance/tolerance in the Philippines. During my masters I worked on genomic selection in maize.
I am now working with Alex Fournier-Level on the evolution of herbicide resistant weeds in agricultural ecosystems. I am currently working on a low-cost and unbiased colorimetric protocol for quantifying herbicide resistance of individual plants: instaGraminoid. I hope to use this to quantify plant health in general. I have also pieced together a rough Pool-ddRADseq simulation framework. Pool-ddRADseq or pool sequencing coupled with double digest restriction-associated DNA sequencing as a low cost approach to generating genomic data from populations or pools of individuals for quantitative and population genetics applications.
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