Dr Harsh Raman conducts and oversees plant molecular biology research at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute.
Dr Raman joined NSW DPI in 1996 and has undertaken and managed research projects in wheat, barley and canola.
Genome mapping and the development of molecular markers for crop improvement are among Dr Raman’s professional skills. Dr Raman has written chapters for plant molecular-biology books and published more than 80 peer reviewed scientific papers.
During the last five years his team has mapped loci associated with flowering time, and resistance to blackleg disease and pod shattering in diverse germplasm of canola.
Zou J, Raman H, Guo S, Hu D, Wei Z, Luo Z, Long Y, Shi W, Fu Z, Du D & Meng J 2014, ‘Constructing a dense genetic linkage map and mapping QTL for the traits of flower development in Brassica carinata’, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00122-014-2321-z
Raman H, Dalton-Morgan J, Diffey S, Raman R, Alamery S, Edwards D & Batley J 2014a,‘SNP markers-based map construction and genome-wide linkage analysis in Brassica napus’, Plant Biotechnology Journal, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12186.
Raman H, Raman R, Kilian A, Detering F, Carling J, Coombes N, Diffey S, Kadkol G, Edwards D, McCully M, Ruperao P, Parkin IAP, Batley J, Luckett DJ & Wratten N 2014b, ‘Genome-Wide Delineation of Natural Variation for Pod Shatter Resistance in Brassica napus’, PLoS ONE 9(7): e101673. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0101673.
Raman H, Raman R, Eckermann P, Coombes N, Manoli S, Zou X, Edwards D, Meng J, Prangnell R, Stiller J, Batley J, Luckett D, Wratten N & Dennis E 2013a, ‘Genetic and physical mapping of flowering time loci in canola (Brassica napus L.)’, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol, 126,
pp. 119–132; doi:10.1007/s00122-012-1966-8.
Raman H, Raman R, Kilian A, Detering F, Long Y, Edwards D, Parkin I, Sharpe A, Nelson M, Larkan N, Zou J, Meng J, Aslam MN, Batley J, Cowling W & Lydiate D 2013b, ‘A consensus map of rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) based on diversity array technology markers: Applications in genetic dissection of qualitative and quantitative traits’, BMC Genomics, vol. 14, p. 277; doi:10.1186/1471-2164-14-277.
Adjunct Professor, Graham Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Location: Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute