Christina Eynck, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

I develop new germplasm and varieties of the alternative oilseed crops camelina (Camelina sativa) and carinata (Brassica carinata) and conduct research on these crops in the areas of genetics, genomics and phenomics.

Current research and/or projects

  • Development of camelina (Camelina sativa) and Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata) cultivars with improved agronomic and quality traits adapted to the Canadian Prairies
  • Genetic enhancement of camelina and Ethiopian mustard germplasm
  • Development of a pollination control system in Ethiopian mustard and Polish canola (B. rapa)
  • Phenotyping of Ethiopian mustard  and camelina mapping populations for the development of molecular markers associated with agronomic and quality traits

Research and/or project statements

  • The development and breeding of alternative crops for new food and non-food uses aims to support economic and ecological sustainability of Western Canadian agriculture through increased diversification of crops and biodiversity in the agricultural landscape

Education and awards


  • 2008                Ph.D. (Agricultural Sciences), Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2002                M.Sc. (Agricultural Sciences), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
  • 2002                B.Sc. (Agricultural Sciences), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany
  • 1999                Intermediate Diploma (Biology), Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany


  • Prize for Best Poster at the 2018 Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops in London, ON: 2018
  • Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (NSERC): 2008
  • Highest mark in the 2002 Agricultural Sciences graduating class: 2002

International experience and/or work

  • 2017 -              Research Scientist, Oilseed Breeding for Biofuels and Bioproducts, AAFC-SRDC
  • 2011-2017       Plant Breeder (Camelina sativa), Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc., Saskatoon, SK
  • 2008-2011       Visiting fellow in Canadian Government Laboratories (NSERC), AAFC-SRDC
  • 2002-2003       Research Fellow, Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany.

Key publications

  1. Séguin-Swartz, G., Eynck, C., Gugel, R.K., Strelkov, S.E., Olivier, C.Y., Li, J.L., Klein-Gebbinck, H., Borhan, H., Caldwell, C.D., Falk, K.C. (2009). Diseases of Camelina sativa (false flax). Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 31(4), 375-386.

    2009 - View publication details

  2. Eynck, C., Koopmann, B., Karlovsky, P., Von Tiedemann, A. (2009). Internal resistance in winter oilseed rape inhibits systemic spread of the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum, 99(7), 802-811.

    2009 - View publication details

  3. Kutcher, H.R., Eynck, C., Gossen, B.D., Turkington, T.K., and Brandt, S.A. (2005). "Implications of Canola Intensive Crop Rotations.", Canadian Weed Science Society 59th Annual Meeting, Sheraton Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 28-30, 2005.

    2005 - View publication details

Research facility

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2


  • Saskatchewan Advisory Council on Grain Crops (SACGC)

  • Canadian Seed Growers’ Association



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