Frédéric Marsolais

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Research Scientist

Research program in protein chemistry of pulses

Current research and/or projects

Current research focuses on the protein chemistry of legumes and amino acid metabolism in seed.

Research and/or project statements

  • Genetic improvement of protein and seed quality traits in pea
  • Asparagine metabolism and function in nitrogen signaling
  • Applying genomic ideotype breeding to increase bean productivity, healthfulness and sustainability

Professional activities / interests

  • Member, Editorial Board, Legume Science

Education and awards

  • B. Sc. Microbiology, Laval University, 1992
  • M. Sc. Biology, Laval University, 1995
  • Ph. D. Biology, Concordia University, 2001
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Bean Improvement Cooperative, 2019

International experience and/or work

  • Research Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University, 2001-2002
  • Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002-2003

Key publications

  1. Marsolais F. (2019) Soybean Research Initiatives. Oral presentation. Soy Canada Annual General Meeting. London, June 18, 2019.

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  2. Marsolais F, Hou A, Conner RL, Pajak A (2019) Development of edible bean germplasm lines with improved cysteine and methionine concentration. Poster presentation. 2019 Biennial Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting. Fargo, ND, November 3-6

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  3. Reinprecht Y, Schram L, Qiu T, Baerg L, Marsolais F, Smith T, Pauls KP (2019) Effects of nitrogen application on nitrogen fixation in common bean production. 2019 Biennial Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting. Fargo, ND, November 3-6

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  4. Joshi, J., Renaud, J.B., Sumarah, M.W., Marsolais, F. (2019). Deciphering S-methylcysteine biosynthesis in common bean by isotopic tracking with mass spectrometry, 100(1), 176-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14438

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  5. Wilker JL, Navabi A, Rajcan I, Marsolais F, Hill B, Torkamaneh D, Pauls PK (2019) Agronomic performance and nitrogen fixation of heirloom and conventional dry bean varieties under low-nitrogen field conditions. Oral presentation. Plant Canada. University of Guelph. July 7-10.

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  6. Marsolais F (2018) Improvement of sulfur amino acid concentration in common bean. Invited full talk. Sulfur in agriculture and ecophysiology session. 11th International Plant Sulfur Workshop. Conegliano, Italy, September 16-20

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  7. Reinprecht Y, Schram L, Qiu T, Baerg L, Marsolais F, Smith TH, KP Pauls (2018) Effect of cultivar mixtures on yield in common bean. Poster presentation. National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting. Guelph, ON, August 7-10

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  8. Joshi J, Renaud JB, Marsolais F (2018) Biosynthesis of S-methylcysteine in developing seeds of common bean as studied by isotopic tracking and high resolution mass spectrometry. Poster presentation. Plant Biology 2018, Montreal, July 13-18

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  9. Islam NS, Marsolais F, Dhaubhadel S (2018) Arabidopsis TT8 orthologue of pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) regulates proanthocyanidin genes and seed coat darkening. Plant Biology 2018, Montreal, July 13-18

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  10. Puri A, Hannoufa A, Marsolais F (2018) Quantitative proteome analysis of alfalfa in drought stress under the influence of miR156 (Medicago sativa). North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference. Logan, Utah, June 4-6

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  11. Joshi J, Pandurangan S, Diapari M, Marsolais F. Comparison of gene families: seed storage proteins. In The Common Bean Genome. Perez de la Vega M, Santalla M, Marsolais F (eds). Series Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. pp. 201-217. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-63526-2_10

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  12. Palmer J, Pajak A, Marsolais F (2017) Identification and characterization of a pectin acetylesterase from the seed coat of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Oral presentation. 2017 Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists. Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, November 25, 2017

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  13. Palmer J, Pajak A, Marsolais F (2017) Identification and characterization of a pectin acetylesterase from the seed coat of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Oral presentation. 2017 Biennial Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting. East Lansing, MI, October 29-November 1

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  14. Islam, N., Marsolais, F. and Dhaubhadel, S. (2017) Identification and characterization of slow darkening gene in pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Biennial Bean Improvement Cooperative Meeting, East Lansing, MI, Oct 29-31

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  15. Pajak A, Santamaria-Kisiel L, Marsolais F (2016) Mapping of a pepsin-resistant peptide and identification of glycosylation sites in the α subunit of the 11S globulin legumin from common bean. Oral presentation. Tenth Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Winnipeg , October 25-28

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  16. Chen, C., Li, C., Wang, Y., Renaud, J., Tian, G., Kambhampati, S., Saatian, B., Nguyen, V., Hannoufa, A., Marsolais, F., Yuan, Z.C., Yu, K., Austin, R.S., Liu, J., Kohalmi, S.E., Wu, K., Huang, S., Cui, Y. (2017). Cytosolic acetyl-CoA promotes histone acetylation predominantly at H3K27 in Arabidopsis, 3(10), 814-824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0023-7

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  17. Kambhampati S, Ajewole E, Marsolais F. (2017) Recent advances in asparagine metabolism. In Progress in Botany. Cánovas F, Lüttge U, Matyssek R (eds). Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/124_2017_13

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  18. Balasubramanian, P.M., Rupert, T., Marsolais, F., Park, S.J., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Khanal, R., Burt, A.J., Pauls, K.P. (2017). AAC Argosy navy dry bean, 98(1), 199-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0176

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  19. Balasubramanian, P.M., Rupert, T., Marsolais, F., Park, S.J., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Khanal, R., Burt, A.J., Pauls, K.P. (2017). AAC Shock navy dry bean, 98(1), 203-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0175

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  20. Pandurangan S, Marsolais F (2017) Analysis of phaseolin gene copy number by quantitative PCR. Annual Report of the Bean Improvement Cooperative 60, p. 107-108

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Research facility

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Research Professor (Tier 1), Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • Member, Research Subcommittee, Ontario Pulse Committee
  • Member, Bean Improvement Cooperative
  • Member, International Society for Seed Science
  • Member, AOCS, Protein and co-Products Division
  • Member, Canadian Society of Plant Biologists

Language

English
French