Dr. Harikrishna Kulaveerasingam

Sime Darby Research


  • Agriculture
  • Genetics
  • Management
  • Molecular
  • Technology
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)


  • Palms


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 1985 - 1989
    PhD in Plant Molecular & Developmental Biology, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1982 - 1985
    Bachelor in Plant Sciences, London University, Wye College
  • 1990 - 1991
    Postdoctoral in Plant Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis

Working Experience

  • 2007 - Present
    Sime Darby Technology Centre


  • 2016
    Commercial deployment of genomic selection for oil palm


  • 2016
    Winner of Sime Darby Chairman's Innovation Award, 2016


  • 2016
    Genome-Wide Association study identifies three key loci for high mesocarp oil content in oil palm
  • 2015
    Differential expression analysis of mesocarp protein from high- and low-yielding oil palms associates non-oil biosynthetic enzymes to lipid biosynthesis
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