Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Ecology

Introduction

Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Ecology (BPE), Yezin Agricultural University is undertaking teaching, research and extension in order to complete department.

Mission

To develop quality graduates and strategies for sustainable production of crop through the strengthening of both basic and applied researches in crop variety improvement.

Vision

To become an internationally recognized department of excellence for education, training and research in crop variety improvement.

Objectives

  • To train students for applying plant breeding, genetics, physiology, molecular breeding, plant genetic resources and plant ecology principles to crops and cropping systems in order to increase their efficiency.
  • To solve the changing problems in modern crop development, production and management under climate change.
  • To transfer of technology to create awareness by organizing training programs, front line demonstrations and study tours for the benefit of the farming community.
Dr. Soe Win
Professor & Head of Department
Ph.D (Thailand) Postharvest Technology
soewin@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-254870688

Dr. Myint Thu Zar
Professor
Ph.D. (Malaysia) Seed Science and Technology
dr.myintthuzar@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-420700366

Dr. Aung Win
Associate Professor
Ph.D (Japan) Science of Biological Environment
aungwin@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-43017738

Dr. Myat Moe Hlaing
Associate Professor
Ph.D., UPLB, Philippines Botany
myatmoehlaing198@gmail.com
+95-9-973742189

Dr. Su Latt Phyu
Lecturer
Ph.D (Plant Breeding), UPLB, Philippines
sulattphyu@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-424559050

Daw Nant Nyein Zarni Naing
Lecturer
Ongoing Ph.D student, China
nyeinzarninaing@gmail.com
+95-9-420700368

Daw Phyu Phyu Maung
Lecturer
Ongoing Ph.D student, Korea
phyulay.yau@gmail.com
+95-9-971906609

Daw Thu Zar Nwe
Lecturer
M.Sc Botany
thuzaryadanar43@gmail.com
+95-9-403152126

Daw Hlaing Hlaing Htay
Lecturer
Ongoing Ph.D student, Myanmar
hlainghlainghtay252@gmail.com
+95-9-443092872

Daw May Zin Win
Assistant Lecturer
Ongoing M.Agr.Sc. student, China
mayzinyau@gmail.com
+95-9-975314633

Daw Khant Sandar Htet
Assistant Lecturer
M.Sc. (SIA), Germany
khantsandarhtet@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-404228760

Daw Tin Nwe Win
Assistant Lecturer
M.Agr.Sc., (YAU) Plant Breeding
tinnwewin@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-420733586

Daw Ngwe Sin Moe Satt
Demonstrator
M.Agr.Sc. student, YAU
ngwesinmoesatt@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-760925894

Daw Thaw Tar Tin Shwe Oo
Demonstrator
M.Agr.Sc. student, YAU
thawtartinshweoo@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-796440280

Daw Phoo Myat Yi Oo
Demonstrator
B.Agr.Sc (Plant Breeding)
phoomyatyioo@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-420700359

Daw Khin Myo Thant
Demonstrator
B.Agr.Sc. Plant Physiology
khinmyothant@yau.edu.mm
+95-9-794255437

Teaching program

Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Ecology closes attention to development in international education and have contributed four degree programs: undergraduate, post-graduate diploma, master and Ph.D. With the linkage between lecture and practical, department is offering the different subjects including plant taxonomy, plant morphology, plant anatomy, plant physiology, cytology, plant genetics, principal of plant breeding, plant genetic resources conservation, molecular plant breeding, methods of plant breeding, stress plant physiology, sustainable agriculture etc.

Undergraduate Courses (B.Agr.Sc)
Credit System
Course CodeCourse Title
BIO-101Plant Forms and Functions (C)
BIO-105Evolution of Plants (S)
BIO-102Cells and Genes (C)
BIO-106Biodiversity of Plants (S)
BPE-101Introduction to Plant Breeding, Physiology & Ecology (C)
BPE-102Fundamentals of Plant Physiology (S)
BPE-103Principles of Plant Breeding (C/S)
BPE-104Methods of Plant Breeding (C/S)
BPE-105Plant Growth and Development (C/S)
BPE-106Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture (C/S)
BPE-107Biometrical Analysis in Plant Breeding (C/S)
BPE-108Stress Physiology (C/S)
BPE-109Molecular Plant Breeding (C/S)
BPE-110Crop Improvement for Climate Change (C)
BPE-111Environmental Plant Physiology (C)
BPE-112Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management (C)
BPE-131Scientific Writing (C)
BPE-132Scientific Writing (C)
BPE-132Presentation Skill (C)
BPE-133Special Research Group (C)
BPE-134Special Field Assignment (C)
BPE-135General Agriculture (C)
BPE-136Internship (C)
Post-graduate Courses
Course CodeCourse Title
BIO-601 Advanced Cytogenetics
BIO-603 Biodiversity of Plant Genetic Resources
BIO-611 Breeding of Field Crops
BIO-612 Mutation Breeding
BPE-613 Advanced Plant Breeding
BPE-622 Plant Growth and Development
BPE-632 Physiology of Flowering
BPE-633 Advanced Plant Physiology
BPE-635 Physiological Plant Ecology
BPE-642 Population Genetics
BPE-643 Quantitative Genetic Analysis
BPE-651 Method and Techniques of Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
Doctoral Courses
Course CodeCourse Title
BIO-711 Environmental Physiology
BIO-712 Physiology of Crop Yield
BIO-713 Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding
BIO-714 Plant Genetic Resources in Plant Breeding
BIO-715 Advanced Seed Biology
BIO-716 Advanced Molecular Breeding For Biotic and Abiotic Stress
BIO-717 Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants
BIO-718 Advanced Statistics for Plant Breeding
BIO-723 Molecular Plant Breeding

Research program

ProgramResearch and Project Title
Ongoing Researches-Breeding of Field Crops
-Collection and Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
-Varietal Improvement for Climate Smart Agriculture
-Farmer Participatory Varietal Selection
-Crop Physiology and Ecology
Masters’ and Ph.D. Researches
Students’ SRP Researches
Project Researches-FAO (Climate Smart Agriculture Center)
-CAS (Chinese Academy of Science)

Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Ecology has been trained the students individually or by group in doing research and data analysis in different crops at YAU in order to gain practical experiences in the fields than in the classroom.
Crops grown during 2019-2020 fiscal year are Rice, Mungbean, Maize, Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber.

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