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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.-A.; Kyle, C; Newman, 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.

  • George, T.S.; Wishart, J.; Brown, L.K.; Davies, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hedley, P.; Ramsay, G.; Subramanian, N.K.; Thompson, J.A.; Wright, G.; Jones, H.; White, P.J. (2015) The root of combined stress tolerance in potato., Association of Applied Biologists Conference, Dealing with combined Stresses for Crops: Approaches to Improve water and Nutrient Use efficiency in Cropping systems, St Leonards Hall, University of Edinburgh, 21-22 September 2015.
  • Shepherd, L.V.T.; Pont, S.D.A.; Bryan, G.J.; Dale, M.F.B.; Hancock, R.D.; Hedley, P.E.; Morris, J.A.; Verrall, S.R.; Hackett, C.A.; McNicol, J.W.; Davies, H.V. (2013) Acrylamide forming potential of potato: predictive tools and genetic interactions., Aspects of Applied Biology, 116, 53-60.
  • McCallum, S.; Cullen, D.W.; Hedley, P.; Simpson, C.; Hancock, R.D.; Milne, L.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham J. (2013) Control of fruit quality traits in red raspberry, a review from James Hutton Institute., Fruits and Roots: A Celebration and Forward look, East Malling Research, Kent, 6-7 November 2013.
  • George, T.S.; Davies, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hedley, P.; Ramsay, G.; Subramanian, N.K.; Thompson, J.A.; Wright, G.; White, P.J. (2013) Getting to the root of phosphorus use efficiency in potato., EUCARPIA Breeding for Nutrient Efficiency, Gottingen, Germany 24-26 September 2013.
  • Brennan, R.; Russell, J.; Jorgensen, L.; Abreu, I.; Gordon, S.; Jarret, D.; Hackett, C. (2012) Improving breeding efficiency in blackcurrant - the application of new selection techniques in ribes., In: Tanovic, B. (ed.). Proceedings of the Xth International Rubes and Ribes Symposium. Acta Horticulturae, 946, 157-160.
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Bulrush Horticulture Ltd and Scottish Society for Crop Research Information Day and Winter Meeting, Dundee, 15 February 2012.
  • Dale, M.F.B.; Hackett, C.A.; Spetz, C.; Topp, K. (2012) Potato mop-top virus in field trials in Norway., Proceedings of Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2012, The West Park Conference Centre, Dundee, 28-29 February 2012, pp249-254.
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Autumn Growers' Meeting and Technical Conference, Sutton Heights, Shropshire, 14-15 November 2012.
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection, Vienna, Austria, 8-11 February 2012.
  • Foito, A.; Byrne, S.L.; Hackett C.A.; Stewart, D.; Barth, S. (2012) The effects of short-term alteration of Nitrogen supply in the leaf metabolism of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)., Plant Growth, Nutrition and Environment Interactions, Vienna, Austria, 18-21 February 2012.
  • Kassim, A.; Hackett, C.A.; McCallum, S.; Woodhead, M.; Paterson, A.; Graham, J. (2011) Environmental and seasonal influences on red raspberry anthocyanins and QTL identification for marker assisted breeding., Berry Garden Conference.
  • Brennan, R.M.; Russell, J.R.; Jorgensen, L.; Abreu, I.N.; Jarret, D.; Gordon, S.; Hackett, C.A. (2011) Improving breeding efficiency in blackcurrant - the application of new selection techniques in Ribes., Acta Horticulturae, 946, 157-160.
  • McCallum, N.; Woodhead, M.; Jorgensen, L.; Gordon, S.; Brennan, R.M.; Graham, J.; Rowland, L.J.; Olmstead, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hancock, J.; Bassil, N. (2010) Developing tools for long-term breeding of blueberry germplasm for UK production., Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference (NABREW), Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, 25-28 July 2010.
  • Subramanian, N.K.; Ramsay, G.; White, P.J.; Hackett, C.A.; Broadley, M.R. (2009) Exploiting genetic variation for elevated mineral concentrations in potatoes., Sixth Solanaceae Genome Workshop (SOL 2009), New Delhi, India, 8-13 November 2009.
  • Bingham, I.J.; Wu, L.F.; Thomas, W.T.B.; White, P.J.; Hackett, C.A. (2009) Nitrogen use efficiency of spring barley: changes associated with over 75 years of barley breeding., MONOGRAM Network Workshop, Burwalls, Bristol, 29 April - 1 May 2009.
  • Bryan, G.J.; Lloyd, D.; Sharma, S.K.; Hackett, C.A.; Nevison, L.; Taylor, M.A.; Bradshaw, J.E. (2008) Genetic analysis of flavour and texture in potato., 5th Solanaceae Genome Workshop 2008, Cologne, Germany, 12-16 October 2008.
  • Newton, A.C.; Hackett, C.A.; Swanston, J.S. (2008) Assessing the contribution of component cultivars to malting quality, yield and disease in complex cultivar mixtures., 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium, Alexandria, Egypt, 5-10 April 2008.
  • Pswarayi, A.; Comadran, J.; Molina-Cano, J.; Russell, J.R.; van Eeuwijk, F.A.; Ceccarelli, S.; Grando, S.; Stanca, A.M.; Francia, E.; Pecchioni, N.; Akar, T.; Al-Yassin, A.; Benbelkacem, A.; Choumane, W.; Karrou, M.; Ouabbou, H.; Bort, J.; Araus, J.L.; Hackett, C.A.; Thomas, W.T.B. (2007) Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) adaptation and improvement in the Mediterranean basin., Eucarpia Plant Breeding for Organic and Sustainable Low-input Agriculture: Dealing with Genotype-Environment Interactions, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 7-9 November 2007.
  • Wishart, J.; Begg, G.S.; Young, M.W.; Hackett, C.A.; Squire, G.R.; Iannetta, P.P.M. (2007) Molecular biology and ecology of flowering-time variants of Capsella., British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Glasgow, 10-12 September 2007.
  • Newton, A.C.; Lowe, R.; Hackett, C.A.; Wale, S.J. (2006) Measuring crop (biotic and abiotic) stress using reflectance - better than disease assessments?., Proceedings of Crop Protection in Northern Britain. Dundee, 28 February - 1 March 2006, 143-148.
  • Pande, B.; McLean, K.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Milbourne, D.; Hackett, C.A.; Stewart, H.E.; Isidore, E.; Bryan, G.J.; McNicoll, J.; Waugh, R. (2001) QTL mapping in tetraploid potato., Plant and Animal Genome IX, San Diego, 13-17 January 2001.
  • Bryan, G.J.; McLean, K.; Pande, B.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Milbourne, D.; Phillips, M.S.; Castelli, L.; Hackett, C.A.; De Jong, W.; Waugh, R. (2001) Mapping polygenic potato cyst nematode (PCN) resistance in diploid and tetraploid populations of potato., Plant & Animal Genome IX, San Diego, California, USA, 13-17 January 2001.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Majerus, M.E.N.; Geoghegan, I.E.; McNicol, J.W.; Hackett, C.A.; Gatehouse, A.M.R.; Gatehouse, J.A. (1999) Ecological impact of the anti-aphid snowdrop lectin on predatory ladybirds., Breeding for Resistance to Insects and Mites, IOBC Bulletin, 22, 77-82.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Geoghegan, I.; McNicol, J.W.; Hackett, C.A.; Gatehouse, A.M.R.; Gatehouse, J.A. (1998) A case study: Ecological impact of transgenic potato expressing the anti-aphid snowdrop lectin on predatory ladybirds., Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Applied Entomological Research Conference, Brisbane, October 1998, 169-173.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Geoghegan, I.E.; Majerus, M.E.N.; McNicol, J.W.; Hackett, C.A.; Gatehouse, A.M.R.; Gatehouse, J. (1997) The impact of an aphid-resistant transgenic potato expressing snowdrop lectin on the aphidophagous ladybird Adalia bipunctata: risk assessment studies., Proceedings of Entomology '97 - National Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society, 8-9.
  • Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Meyer, R.C.; McNicol, J.W.; Milbourne, D.; Waugh, R. (1997) Linkage analysis in tetraploid potato. In: Biometrics in Plant Breeding: Advances in Biometrical Genetics., Proceedings of the Tenth Meeting of the EUCARPIA Section Biometrics in Plant Breeding, Poznan, Poland, 14-16 May 1997.

  • Mwafulirwa, L.; Paterson, E.; Daniell, T.; Russell, J.; Hackett, C.; Cairns, J.E.; Thierfelder, C.; Baggs, E.M. (2018) From barley to maize: Exploiting the potential of genotype selection to optimize root-soil interactions., 21st World Congress of Soil Science (12-17 August 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-17 August 2018. (Poster).
  • Foito, A.; Freitag, S.; Sungurtas, J.; Santos, C.; Costa, I.; Jardim, C.; Garcia, G.; Ramos, R.; Menezes, R.; Mendez-Sevillano, D.; Ottens, M.; Dobson, G.; McDougall, G.J.; Hackett, C.; Graham, J.; Stewart, D. (2017) BacHberry - Bio-prospecting strategies identify a novel bioactive phenolic compound from a Rubus germplasm collection., International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Quebec, Canada, 3-6 October 2017.
  • Mwafulirwa, L.; Baggs, E.M.; Russell, J.; Daniell, T.; Cairns, J.E.; Thierfelder, C.; Hackett, C.; Paterson, E. (2017) Root trait selection for sustainable soil health: From barley to maize - exploiting the potential of genotype selection to optimize root-soil interactions., The James Hutton Institute Annual Research Symposium, Dundee, United Kingdom, 22 November 2017. (Poster)
  • Cullen, D.W.; Woodhead, M.; Ross, H.A.; Simpson, C.G.; Hallett, P.D.; Hackett, C.A.; Graham, J. (2012) Developing breeding and selection tools to reduce spoilage of soft fruit and wastage in the supply chain., Molecular Mapping & Marker Assisted Selection Conference. Vienna, Austria, 8-11 February 2012, N10.
  • Foito, A.; Hackett, C.A.; Jager, S.; Brennan, R.M.; Stewart, D. (2012) The impact of water limitation on the leaf metabolite profiles of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus)., International Plant Abiotic Stress II Conference, Vienna, Austria, 22-25 February 2012. (Poster)
  • McCallum, S.; Graham, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Hancock, R.D.; McKenzie, B.M.; Hallett, P.D.; Jorgensen, L.; Gordon, S.; Woodhead, M.; Brennan, R.M.; Rowland, L.J.; Bassil, N.; Olmstead, J.; Buck, E.; Hancock, J. (2010) Investigating the suitability of blueberry germplasm for UK production and developing tools for long-term breeding., Proceedings of the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference (NABREW), Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, 25-28 July 2010. (Poster)
  • Chen, X.W.; Hackett, C.A.; Niks, R.E.; Hedley, P.E.; Druka, A.; Marcel, T.C.; Waugh, R. (2010) eQTL analysis of partial resistance to Puccinia hordei Otth in barley., Plant & Animal Genome XVIII. San Diego, California, USA, 9-13 January 2010 (Abstract).
  • Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E. (2007) QTL mapping in autotetraploid populations., 3rd International Conference on Quantitative Genetics, Hangzhou, China, 19-24 August 2007 (Poster).
  • McLean, K.; Bryan, G.J.; Milbourne, D.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Hackett, C.A.; Pande, B.; Purvis, A.; De Jong, W.S.; Waugh, R. (2001) Mapping polygenic potato cyst nematode (PCN) resistance in a tetraploid population of potato., Plant, Animal and Microbe Genomes X Conference, 12-16 January 2002.
  • Milbourne, D.; Meyer, R.; Collins, A.; Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; McNicol, J.W.; Waugh, R. (1997) Towards marker-assisted selection for quantitative disease resistance., Plant & Animal Genome V, San Diego, California, 12-16 January 1997 (Poster).
  • Milbourne, D.; Meyer, R.; Collins, A.; Hackett, C.A.; Bradshaw, J.E.; Waugh, R. (1996) Mapping horizontal resistance to late blight and PCN in tetraploid potato., International Conference of Isozymes and Molecular Markers in Plants, Lake Como, Italy (Poster).

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