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Christine Hackett

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BioSS
BioSS
Principal Consultant
Christine.Hackett@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Biography

  • BA in Mathematics, Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • Diploma in Mathematical Statistics, Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • PhD 'Mathematical and statistical modelling of marine plankton in the vicinity of the Western Irish Sea Front' University College of North Wales, Bangor.
  • 1988-April 2011, employed by Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland as a statistician, based at SCRI.
  • April 2011-present, employed by Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland as a statistician, based at The James Hutton Institute.

Areas of Expertise

  • Linkage analysis in plant species.
  • QTL mapping in plant species.
  • Analysis of field trials.
  • Statistical consultancy for plant sciences.
  • BioSS training courses on linkage analysis, QTL mapping and specialised regression analysis.

Bibliography

  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Milbourne, D.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Hackett, C.A. (2009) Molecular mapping and breeding in polyploid crop plants., In: Kole, C. & Abbott, A.G. (eds.). Principles and Practices of Plant Genomics, Volume 2: Molecular Breeding. Science Publishers Inc., New Hampshire, USA, Chapter 10.
  • Ellis, R.P.; Macaulay, M.; Hackett, C.A.; Forster, B.P. (1998) The genetic control of ear emergence time in barley, Hordeum vulgare L.: Linkage between Vrn1, Bmy1, Wsp3 and a quantitative trait for time of ear emergence on chromosome 4H., In: Naqvi, S.S.M. (ed.). New Genetical Approaches to Crop Improvement. Atomic Energy Research Centre, Tando Jam 70060, Pakistan, pp619-630.

  • White, P.J.; Broadley, M.R.; Subramanian, N.K.; Ramsay, G.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Bryan, G.J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hammond, J.P.; Thompson, J.; Wright, G. (2011) Biofortification of potato tubers with zinc., Report of the Second Co-ordination Meeting of FAO/IAEA.
  • Subramanian, N.K.; Bryan, G.J.; Hackett, C.A.; Ramsay, G.; White, P.J. (2011) Breeding potatoes to address mineral malnutrition., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp31-32.
  • Hackett, C.A. (2010) Improving Qualitative Trait Locus (QTL) analysis for key crop traits., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp59-61.
  • Brennan, R.M.; Jones, H.G.; Russell, J.R.; Hedley, P.E.; Jorgensen, L.; Hackett, C.A.; Gordon, S. (2010) Dormancy in blackcurrant and the potential effects of future climatic conditions., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp10-11.
  • Comadran, J.; Romagosa, I.; van Eeuwijk, F.A.; Hackett, C.A.; Russell, J.R.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2008) Drought tolerance in Mediterranean barley: an association genetics approach., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2007, 14-15.
  • Russell, J.R.; Meyer, R.C.; Hackett, C.A.; Lawrence, P.; Young, G.R.; Forster, B.P.; Powell, W. (2003) Diversity of wild barley in 'Evolution Canyon'., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, p115.
  • Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Luo, Z.W.; Stewart, H.E.; Pande, B.; Bryan, G.J.; Waugh, R.; McNicol, J.W. (2002) QTL mapping in autotetraploid species: theory and application to Map QTL affecting blight resistance in potato., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp159-161.
  • Waugh, R.; Collins, A.; Milbourne, D.; Ramsay, L.; Meyer, R.C.; Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Gebhardt, C.; Bonnel, E.; Bonar, N. (1998) Development of markers for potato genetics and breeding., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1997/98, 86-88.
  • Milbourne, D.; Meyer, R.C.; Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Stewart, H.E.; Phillips, M.S.; Waugh, R. (1997) Identification of genetic markers linked to quantitative resistance to late blight and white potato cyst nematode in tetraploid potato., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1996/97, 40.
  • Waugh, R.; Milbourne, D.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Hackett, C.A.; Powell, W.; Meyer, R. (1996) Linkage analysis in tetraploid potatoes using 'single dose' PCR-based markers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1995, pp68-70.

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