Harpinder Singh Randhawa, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist, Spring Wheat Breeding

Mandate: To develop spring wheat cultivars that have better agronomic performance, excellent end use quality and resistance to various biotic and abiotic stresses in western Canada.

Current research and/or projects

• Growing Forward National Wheat Improvement Program Cluster
• Integrated Management of Stripe Rust in Wheat for Alberta
• Development of high yielding CPS wheat cultivars for western Canada

Research and/or project statements

• Spring Wheat and Triticale Cultivar Development and Testing
• Marker Assisted Breeding
• Doubled Haploid Production
• Gene Discovering and Genetic Mapping
• Plant Pathology
• Genetics and Genomics
• New Breeding Tools

Professional activities / interests

Cultivar Registered:

CWSWS Wheat Class:

  • Sadash SWS349), AAC Chiffon (SWS408), AAC Indus (SWS427), AAC Paramount (SWS433)

CPSR wheat Class:

  • AAC Foray (HY1610), AAC Tenacious (HY1615), AAC Crossfield (HY1632), AAC Entice (HY1627), AAC Castle (HY2021)

CWSP wheat class:

  • AAC Innova (GP47),  AAC Proclaim (GP80),  AAC Awesome (GP151)

CWHW wheat class:

  • AAC Whitehead (HW506)

Spring Triticale

  • AAC Delight (T225),

Education and awards

Ph.D. (Plant Sciences) 1998 -2002. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

M.Sc. (Plant Breeding) 1991-1993. Department of Plant Breeding, Punjab Agricultural University,   Ludhiana, India.

B.Sc. (Honours in Crop Sci.) 1985- 1990.College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India.

 

Received Gold Harvest Award for Innovation, Collaboration and Service Excellence  from the Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (2016)

Key publications

  1. Rosa S., Langille L., Humphreys G., McCallum B., Fetch T., Randhawa H., Henriquez M.H., Voldeng H., Cummiskey A., Blackwell B., Scheeren P., Valerio I., and Turra C. (2018) Brazilian spring wheat germplasm as source of genetic variability. Poster and abstract presented at 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

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  2. Laroche, A., G.T. Araujo, W. Lu, E. Amundsen, N.K. Newlands, R. Aboukhaddour, J. Larsen, H. Rhandawa, R. Graf, D.A. Gaudet, B.L. Selinger, M. Frick. 2018. Aerobiological Surveillance of Wheat Pathogens. Conference Proceedings of Agronomy Update 2018. January 9-10 Red Deer, AB.pp52

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  3. Ryabova D, Randhawa HS, Kathiria P, Jiang F, Spaner D, Hucl P, Graf R, Eudes F, Foroud NA. 2016. Microspore in vitro selection technology in developing new wheat varieties resistant to FHB. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. St. Louis MO, UNITED STATES, December 4-6, 2016.

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  4. Ryabova D, Randhawa HS, Kathiria P, Jiang F, Spaner D, Hucl P, Graf R, Eudes F, Foroud NA. Development of new wheat varieties resistant to FHB through microspore in vitro selection technology. National Fusarium Head Blight Forum. St. Louis MO, UNITED STATES, December 4-6, 2016. p.92

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  5. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Amundsen, E., Aboukhaddour, R., Randhawa, H., Graf, R., Larsen, J., Gaudet, D. 2016. Toward a contig reduction in genomic assembly of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici isolate SWS484 (Feature Presentation). 37th Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Nov 7-9, 2016. O, pp8.

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  6. McCallum BD, Hiebert CW, Fetch TG, McCartney CA, Henriquez MA, Randhawa HS, Cloutier S (2016) Developing a wheat germplasm collection with diverse pathogen and pest resistance. Canadian Phytopathological Society Meeting, Moncton, NB, 12-15 June

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  7. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Buckoll P., Amundsen, E., Randhawa, H., Graf, R., Gaudet, D. 2016. Regulation of gene expression in incompatible/compatible reactions between stripe rust isolates from western Canada and wheat. 13th European Conference of Fungal Genetics, April 3-6, 2016, Paris, France. CS2M84.

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  8. Laroche, A., Buckoll, P., Frick, M., Xu, Y., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Fobert, P., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Regulation of Pst and wheat genes in incompatible and compatible reactions.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 17-20, 2015, pp. 101. (Abstract)

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  9. Gaudet, D.A., Amundsen, E., Frick M.J., Laroche, A., Randhawa, H. 2016. 2015 Stripe rust survey in Southern Alberta. Can. Plant Dis. Surv 96: 149-150

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  10. Cabral, A.L., Knox, R.E., Ammar, K., Pozniak, C.J., Ruan, Y., Laroche, A., Randhawa, H.S., Sharpe, A.G., N'Daiye, A., Sari, E., Schmidt, P.J., Boyle, K., Zhang, W., Condie, J., Campbell, H., Meyer, B., and Fobert, P. (2015). "The ADF Durum CWA Enhanced Fusarium and Rust Tolerance Project.", 2nd Annual Science Meeting of the Canadian Wheat Association, Saskatoon, Canada, July 14-16, 2015. (Abstract)

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  11. Frick, M., Buckoll, P., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Fobert, P., Gaudet, D.A., and Laroche, A. (2015). "Differential gene expression in incompatible/compatible reactions between Pst and wheat.", 36th Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, November 16-18, 2015, pp. 14. (Abstract)

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  12. Gaudet, D.A., Amundsen, E., Frick M.J., Laroche, A., Randhawa, H. 2016. 2015 Stripe rust survey in Southern Alberta. Can. Plant Dis. Surv 96: 149-150

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  13. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Puchalski, B., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Characterization of Stripe Rust Isolates from Western Canada Using NGS.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, pp. P0467.

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  14. Amundsen, E.J., Laroche, A., Randhawa, H.S., Ascione, M., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Overwintering of stripe rust on winter wheat in Southern Alberta in 2015.", 36th Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, November 16-18, 2015, Oral presentation, pp. 31. (Abstract)

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  15. Dhariwal, G.K., Verma, S., Frick, M., Amundsen, E.J., Schussler, M., Frick, M.J., Kundrik, K., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Gaudet, D.A., and Laroche, A. (2015). "Does a drought stress enhance regulation of pathogenesis-related genes in wheat?", 9th International Wheat Conference 2015, Sydney, Australia, September 20-25, 2015, pp. 164. (Abstract)

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  16. Laroche, A., Frick, M., Xu, Y., Amundsen, E.J., Puchalski, B., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Contig reduction in genomic assembly of Pst isolates from Western Canada.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 17-20, 2015, pp. 107. (Abstract)

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  17. Ryabova, D., Randhawa, H.S., Bihari, L., Eudes, F., Spaner, D.M., Hucl, P.J., Graf, R.J., Prus, J., Amundsen, E.J., and Foroud, N.A. (2015). "Production of double haploids with resistance to Fusarium mycotoxins.", 36th Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, November 16-18, 2015.

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  18. Dhariwal, R., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Laroche, A., and Gaudet, D.A. (2015). "Towards identification of new sources of stripe rust resistance in spring wheat.", 36th Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, November 16-18, 2015, Oral presentation, pp. 29. (Abstract)

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  19. Brown, P.D., Randhawa, H.S., Fetch, J.M., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Meiklejohn, M., Green, D., Wise, I., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., Menzies, J. (2015). AAC Foray red spring wheat, 95(4), 799-803. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/cjps-2015-007

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  20. Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Fox, S.L., Sadasivaiah, R.S. (2015). AAC proclaim general purpose spring wheat, 95(6), 1265-1269. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2015-006

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Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
Canada

Affiliations

• Western Director, Canadian Society of Agronomy
• Associate Editors, Canadian Journal of Plant Science
• Served in committees for hiring new scientists in the department
• Served on Scientific Committees, reviewed many scientific articles
• Member of Canadian Society of Agronomy
• Crop Science Society of America
• Member of Prairie Recommending Committee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale
• Member of Canadian Seed Growers Association

Language

English

Other languages

Punjabi