Current research and/or projects
Managing a Section responsible for conducting risk assessments of organisms as required by the Candian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), as part of the New Substances Program
- directing a modest research program to generate risk relevant information
- supporting generation of data on survival, persistence and pathogenicity of DSL listed micro-organisms
- supporting research methods to determine hazard potential of microbial consortia
Professional activities / interests
Managing small group of regulatory scientists to ensure that EC's biotechnology regulatory role under CEPA 1999 is carried out
Plant pathology, plant breeding, risk assessment of environmental release of GM plants and micro-organisms
Co-head of Canada's delegation to the OECD's 'Working Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology'
Education and awards
Ph.D. Crop Science, University of Guelph, 1991
M.Sc. Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, 1986
B.Sc. Biology, Brock University,1978
Louter, J. H. and L. V. Edgington. 1990. Indications of cross-protection of tomato against fusarium crown and root rot disease. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 12:283-288.
Louter, J. H. and D. E. Falk. 1990. Breeding for quantitative resistance to powdery mildew of barley using recurrent selection. (abstr.) Can. J. Plant Pathol. 12:336
Renard, M., J.H. Louter and L.H.Duke. 1993. Oilseed Rape. pp. 147-157 in Traditional Crop Breeding Practices: An Historical Review to Serve as a Baseline for Assessing the Role of Modern Biotechnology. Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), OECD Code: 931993061P1, Paris.