Nirala Ramchiary
Nirala Ramchiary
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences

Room : 229
Office Phone : 26704531
Email : ;

Educational Qualification

Ph.D, Department of Genetics, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi (2007).

M.Sc, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India (2001)

B.Sc, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India (1999)

Professional career                              

Assistant Professor in Molecular Evolution and Biodiversity, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (October 2012- present)

Visiting Scientist, Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Horticulture, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea (January 2012 – April 2012)

Assistant Professor, Gauhati University (September, 2011-September, 2012)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, Department of Horticulture, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea (February 2008 – September 2011)

Postdoctoral research Associate, Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants, Department of Genetics, Delhi University South Campus, New Delhi (April 2007- January 2008)

Research Interest

Comparative, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics of Capsicum species

Current research areas

Comparative and evolutionary analysis of fruit development in Capsicum species

Identification of pungency genes in Capsicum species through molecular mapping and next generation sequencing technology


Ramalingaswami Re-Entry-Fellowship, 2011-2012, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (October 2012 -till date)

Ramanujan Fellowship, 2011-2012, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2012, not availed)

National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship for Foreign Postdoctoral Researcher, Government of Korea (March 2010 to February, 2011)

Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) for Ph.D by CSIR, India (March, 2002- March, 2007)

Awarded JRF for Masters by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India (Sept, 1999 - Oct, 2001)

University Merit Scholarship, Assam Agril. University, India during Bachelors degree (Jan, 1995- July, 1999).

List of Publications

In peer reviewed journals

  1. Wu J, Liu B, Cheng F, Ramchiary N, Choi SR, Lim YP, Wang X (2012) Sequencing of chloroplast genome using whole cellular DNA and Solexa sequencing technology (Frontiers in Plant Science, Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00243)

  2. Li X*, Ramchiary N*, Dhandapani V, Choi SR ,Hur Y, Nou IS, Yoon MK, Lim YP(2012) Quantitative trait loci mapping in Brassica rapa revealed the structural and functional conservation of genetic loci governing morphological and yield component traits in the A,B and C sub-genomes of Brassica species . DNA Research, doi:10.1093/dnares/dss029, *co-first author

  3. Dhandapani V, Choi SR, Paul P, Kim YK, Ramchiary N, Hur Y, Lim YP (2012) Development of EST database and transcriptome analysis in the leaves of Brassica rapa using a newly developed pipeline. Gene & Genomics 34:671-679

  4. Ge Y, Wang T, Wang Na, Wang Zhe, Liang C, Ramchiary N, Choi SR, Lim YP, Piao ZY(2012) Genetic mapping and localization of quantitative trait loci for chlorophyll content in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa ssp pekinensis) Scientia Horticulturae 147, 42-48

  5. The Multinational Brassica rapa Genome Sequencing Project Consortium (2011) The genome of the mesopolyploid crop species Brassica rapa. Nature Genetics 43:1035-9

  6. Ge Y*, Ramchiary N*, Wang T, Liang C, Wang N, Wang Z, Choi SR, Lim YPß and Piao ZYß (2011) Mapping quantitative trait loci for leaf and heading-related traits in chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. ssp. pekinesis). Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology. 52:491-501, *co-first author

  7. Ramchiary N, Nguyen VD, Li X, Hong CP, Dhandapani V, Choi SR, Yu G, Piao ZY and Lim YP (2011) Genic microsatellite markers in Brassica rapa: development, characterization, mapping, and their utility in other cultivated and wild Brassica relatives. DNA Research 18:305-20

  8. Jiang C*, Ramchiary N*, Ma Y, Jin M, Feng J, Li R, Wang H, Long Y, Choi SR, Zhang C, Cowling WA, Park BS, Lim YP and Meng J (2011) Structural and functional comparative mapping between the Brassica A genomes in allotetraploid Brassica napus and diploid Brassica rapa. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 123:927-41, *co-first author

  9. Dhandapani V, Ramchiary Nß, Paul P, Kim J, Choi SH, Lee J, Hur Y and Lim YPß (2011) Identification of potential microRNAs and their targets in Brassica rapa L. Molecules and Cells 32:21-37, ßco-corresponding author

  10. Ge Y*, Ramchiary N*, Wang T, Liang C, Wang N, Wang Z, Choi SR, Lim YP and Piao ZY(2011) Development and linkage mapping of unigene-derived microsatellite markers in Brassica rapa L. Breeding Science. 61 :160-167, *co-first author

  11. Li X*, Ramchiary N*, Choi SR*, Nguyen VD, Hossain MJ, Yang HK and Lim YP (2010). Development of high density integrated reference genetic linkage map for multinational Brassica rapa genome sequencing project. Genome 53:939-47, *co-first author

  12. Mun JH, Kwon SJ, Seol YJ, Kim JA, Jin M, Kim JS, Lim MH, Lee SI, Hong JK, Park TH, Lee SC, Kim BJ, Seo MS, Baek S, Lee MJ, Shin JY, Hahn JH, Hwang YJ, Lim KB, Park JY, Lee J, Yang TJ, Yu HJ, Choi IY, Choi BS, Choi SR, Ramchiary N, Lim YP, Fraser F, Drou N, Soumpourou E, Trick M, Bancroft I, Sharpe AG, Parkin IA, Batley J, Edwards D and Park BS (2010) Sequence and structure of Brassica rapa chromosome A3. Genome Biology 11(9):R94

  13. Van Dan N, Ramchiary N, Choi SR, Uhm TS, Yang TJ, Ahn and Lim YP (2010) Development and characterization of new microsatellite markers in Panax ginseng (C. A. Meyer) from BAC end sequences. Conservation Genetics 11:1223–1225

  14. Bisht NC, Gupta V, Ramchiary N, Sodhi YS, Mukhopadhyay A, Arumugam N, Pental D and Pradhan AK (2009). Fine mapping of loci involved with glucosinolate biosynthesis in oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea) using genomic information from allied species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 118:413–421

  15. Piao Z, Ramchiary N and Lim YP (2009). Genetics of Clubroot resistance in Brassica species. Journal of Plant Growth Regulations 28:252–264

  16. Ramchiary N, Bisht NC, Gupta V, Mukhopadhyay A, Arumugam N, Sodhi YS, Pental D and Pradhan AK (2007). QTL analysis reveals context-dependent loci for seed glucosinolate traits in oilseed Brassica juncea: Importance of recurrent selection backcross (RSB) scheme for the identification of 'true' QTL. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 116:77-85

  17. Ramchiary N, Padmaja L, Sharma S, Sodhi YS, Gupta V, Pental D and Pradhan AK (2007). Mapping of yield influencing QTL in Brassica juncea: Implications for breeding of a major oilseed crop of dryland areas Theoretical and Applied Genetics 115:807-817

Books Chapters

  1. Ramchiary N and Lim YP (2011). Genetics of Brassica rapa (L.). In: R Schmidt, I Bancroft (eds) Genetics and Genomics of Brassicaceae, Springer Publishers, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, pp-215-260

  2. Ramchiary N, Park SY and Lim YP (2011) Classical breeding and genetics analysis of vegetable brassicas. In: J Sadowski, C Kole (eds) Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Vegetable Brassicas, Science publishers, Enfield, NH 03748, USA, pp34-80