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Dina Raats

Postdoctoral Scientist

Dina Raats


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I finished my PhD at University of Haifa, Israel, supervised by Prof. Abraham Korol. During my PhD studies, I constructed the physical map of wheat chromosome 1BS, generating a massive genomic resource for the wheat community and advancing physical mapping strategy (Raats et al Genome Biology 2013). I advanced map based cloning projects of stripe rust disease resistance genes, derived from wild emmer by establishing genetic and physical maps of YrH52, Yr15 and YrG303 (Raats et al. Mol Breeding 2015). I acquired extensive expertise in multi-disciplinary aspects of wheat genome research combining wheat genomics, genetics and phytopathology. 


The physical map of wheat chromosome 1BS provides insights into its gene space organization and evolution. 

Raats D*, Frenkel Z*, Krugman T, Dodek I, Sela H, Dolezel J, Simkova H, Magn F, Cattonaro F, Vautrin S, Berges H, Wicker T, Keller B, Leroy P, Philippe R, Paux E, Feuillet C, Korol AB & Fahima T (2013) Genome Biol. 14, R138. 

Evaluation of marker-assisted selection for the stripe rust resistance gene Yr15, introgressed from wild emmer wheat.

Raats D*, Yaniv E*, Ronin Y, Korol AB, Grama A, Bariana H, Dubcovsky J, Schulman AH & Fahima T (2015)  Mol Breeding 35:43


2015 - 2018 EU, Marie Curie, Postdoctoral Fellowship 

2010 - 2013 The Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, Eshkol Foundation, Graduate Student Fellowship

2010 Herzfeld Foundation, Graduate Student Award for Agriculture Education.

2010 COST Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) grant TD0801

2008 Deans Fellowships for Graduate Student, University of Haifa.

2005-2007 The Israeli Council for Higher Education, Hammer Fellowship for M.Sc. Students

2001-2003 "Naale", Jewish Agency, Undergraduate Student Fellowship