Elizabeth K. Brauer

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Research Scientist

Cereal Phenomics

Current research and/or projects

  • Molecular Plant Pathology 
  • Cereal Defense Response and Genetic Improvement 
  • Pre-harvest Sprouting Resistance
  • Phenomics and High-Throughput Phenotyping

Education and awards

Ph.D., Cornell University, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology

M.Sc., University of Guelph, Plant Agriculture

B.Sc., University of Guelph, Plant Biotechnology 

International experience and/or work

Research Assistant at the International Potato Center (Peru)

Key publications

  1. K.D. Singh, S.D. Noble, P. Ravichandran, K. Halcro, R. Soolanayakanahally, J. Sangha, E. Brauer, K.T. Nilsen, O. Molina, H.S. Randhawa, R. Ortega Polo, C. Workman, S. Pahari, “Unmanned Ground Vehicle for High-throughput Phenotyping to Quantify Field Crops Characteristics”, NAPPN Annual Conference, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, February, 2024 (Hybrid); https://doi.org/10.22541/essoar.170008912.21420303/v1

    2024 - View publication details

  2. Neupane A, Morrison M, Humphreys G, Cuthbert R, Hiebert C, Kumar S, Brauer E, Griffiths S, Hawkesford M, Riche A, and Burt A (2023) use of genomics and phenomics approaches to characterize agronomic traits and grain yield stability in wheat. Abstract and oral presentation at 5th Canadian Wheat Symposium, 13-16 Nov. 2023, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Oral presentation. Abstract S7.

    2023 - View publication details

  3. Neupane A, Morrison M, Humphreys G, Cuthbert R, Knox R, Hiebert C, Kumar S, Brauer E, Griffiths S, Hawkesford M, Riche A, and Burt A (2023) Genetic analysis of yield and yield stability traits in spring wheat across diverse Canadian environments. The Canadian Tri-Society meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA) and Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), June 17-21, 2023, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Oral presentation, abstract 47.

    2023 - View publication details

  4. Elizabeth Brauer, Doris Luckert, Stephanie Poncos, Hannah Morrison, Whynn Bosnich, Melodie Laniel, Martin Charette, Andrew Burt, James Tucker, Raja Khanal, Bahram Samanfar: Bacterial detection and induced immune responses in barley. Canadian Society of Plant Biologists(CSPB), 2023, Quebec City, Canada.

    2023 - View publication details

  5. Ionophore-triggered susceptibility and Fusarium resistance in plants.

    2023 - View publication details

  6. Neupane A., Morrison M.J., Humphreys D.G., Cuthbert R., Knox R.,Griffiths S., Hawkesford M., Riche A., Hiebert C., Kumar S., Graf R.J. , Brauer E.K., Gahagan A.C., Hotte T., Tabori M., Wang X., McDonald E., Thomsen C., Nicoll J., Burt A.J. Multi-omics approaches for understanding yield and yield stability in wheat (Triticum aestivum). Joint annual meeting of Canadian Society of Agronomy and Canadian Weed Science Society CWSS-CSA, Halifax, Canada, November 14-17, 2022.

    2022 - View publication details

  7. Humphreys G., M. Morrison, C.Gahagan , T. Hotte, C. Thomsen, J. Nicoll, M. Hawkesford, A. Riche, R. Graf, E. Brauer, and A. Burt (2022) Phenomics evaluation of agronomic traits in winter wheat. Oral presentation and Abstract presented at 2022 Joint CWSS-CSA Meeting, Nov. 12-17, 2022 in Halifax, NS, Canada.

    2022 - View publication details

  8. This work describes efforts to identify genes involved in germination and dormancy in barley as a way to help address preharvest sprouting in agriculture.

    2022 - View publication details

  9. In this work we characterize a mycotoxin virulence factor from the economically important cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. The gramillin mycotoxin promotes pathogen growth in barley and maize though one variety of barley shows genetic resistance to gramillin. The relationship between gramillin resistance and Fusarium head blight resistance is discussed along with potential mechanisms for gramillin resistance.

    2022 - View publication details

  10. Burt et al (2021) Determining the physiological basis of yield and yield stability in spring and winter wheat populations using the PlotCam. Poster & Abstract Presentation. 2021 Tri-Society Virtual Conference (CSA-CPS-CSHS). July 5-9, 2021.

    2021 - View publication details

  11. Bahadoor, A., Brauer, E.K., Bosnich, W., Schneiderman, D., Johnston, A., Aubin, Y., Blackwell, B., Melanson, J.E., Harris, L.J. (2018). Gramillin A and B: Cyclic Lipopeptides Identified as the Nonribosomal Biosynthetic Products of Fusarium graminearum. Journal of the American Chemical Society, [online] 140(48), 16783-16791. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b10017

    2018 - View publication details

  12. Plant Biology 2019 Abstract Book.

    2018 - View publication details

  13. Proceedings of the 14th European Fusarium Seminar, Tulln, Austria, Apr 8-11, 2018, P. 27, Invited talk. https://www.efs14.at/program.php

    2018 - View publication details

  14. Harris, L.J., Bahadoor, A., Brauer, E., Bosnich, W., Schneiderman, D., Aubin, Y., Melanson, J., Khan, I., Gleddie, S., Blackwell, B. Novel Fusarium graminearum cyclic peptides possess phytotoxic activity. 29th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, Mar 14-19, 2017. Poster presentation.

    2017 - View publication details

Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6


Adjunct Professor, Biology Department, University of Ottawa