John D. Laurie, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist - Enabling Technologies

Molecular biology

RNAi

Genome editing

Cereals

Plant reproduction

Plant tissue culture

Current research and/or projects

Principal Investigator together with André Laroche (Co-Lead). Title “Circadian clock editing to increase wheat yield.” CAP – International Wheat Yield Partnership. 2019-2023
Principal Investigator. Title “Nanocarrier technology for the next generation of cereal seed treatments.” AI, AWC, SWDC. 2019-2022

Principal Investigator. Title “Precision breeding in wheat mediated by engineered haploid inducers.” AAF, AWC, SWDC. 2018-2021

Principal Investigator. Title “A Comparative Genomics Approach to Improve Doubled Haploid Breeding for Common and Durum Wheat.” AAF, AWC, SWDC. 2018-2021

Co-Investigator. Title “Stomata signalling pathways for increasing yield potential in wheat.” CAP – International Wheat Yield Partnership. 2019-2023

Co-Investigator. Title “Breeding malting and food barley cultivars for western Canada.” ASC-11 Barley Cluster Activity#3. 2018-2023

Co-Investigator. Title “Unraveling the molecular mechanisms behind abiotic stress tolerance in Medicago sativa and adoption of advanced molecular breeding technology for alfalfa improvement.” AAFC Abase. 2018-2021

Co-Investigator. Title: “Elucidating and exploiting rhizosphere processes for improved soil health and productivity.” AAFC Abase. 2018-2021

Co-Investigator. Title “Upcycling a defeated disease resistance R gene of wheat.” Alberta Funding Consortium. 2019-2022

Professional activities / interests

Agriculture › Biotechnologie

Sciences › Recherche scientifique

Technologie › Biologie moléculaire

Education and awards

Ph.D., Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
M.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
B.Sc., Botany, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

International experience and/or work

2015 – 2017, Research Associate: Plant Epigenetics, University of Cambridge. U.K.
2012 – 2015, Senior Research Associate: Plant Epigenetics, University of Nebraska, U.S.A.
2008 – 2012, Post-Doctoral Fellow: Maize seed development, University of Arizona, U.S.A.

Key publications

  1. *Foroud NA, Abdeljalil El Habti, Stuart Roy, Younyoung Lee, Marcus Samuel, John Laurie, André Laroche, Tracy Lawson. Stomata signalling pathways for increasing yield potential in wheat. 7th Annual International Wheat Yield Partnership Conference. On-line meeting. September 27-28, 2023. Oral Presentation. Invited.

    2023 - View publication details

  2. Laurie J, Laroche A, Henderson I, Foroud N, Graf R, Subramaniam R, Bilichak A. 2022. In optimizing cellular processes for environmental challenges timing is everything! IWYP Science Brief #29

    2022 - View publication details

  3. Bilichak, A., & Laurie, J. D. (2022). Accelerated breeding of cereal crops. Humana Press.

    2022 - View publication details

  4. Laurie JD, Laroche A. 2021. COP26 Open Mic. Alberta Project Leads Science Conversations Series – Climate Change Focus. December 15, 2021.

    2021 - View publication details

  5. Harvey C, Araujo GT, Frick M, Laroche A, Laurie JD, Graf RJ, Bilichak A. A genetic approach to improve wheat resilience to emerging stripe rust isolates using novel R gene sequences from Thinopyrum intermedium. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting (Virtual) of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 2021/11/04 - 2020/11/05. Oral presentation T1.

    2021 - View publication details

  6. Jensen T., Bodell K., Jiang F., Laurie J.D. (2022) Doubled Haploid Production through Microspore Culture. In: Bilichak A., Laurie J.D. (eds) Accelerated Breeding of Cereal Crops. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1526-3_6
    First Online
    21 October 2021
    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1526-3_6
    Publisher Name
    Humana, New York, NY
    Print ISBN
    978-1-0716-1525-6
    Online ISBN
    978-1-0716-1526-3
    eBook Packages
    Springer Protocols

    2021 - View publication details

  7. Xu Y., Laurie J.D., Wang X. (2022) CropGBM: An Ultra-Efficient Machine Learning Toolbox for Genomic Selection-Assisted Breeding in Crops. In: Bilichak A., Laurie J.D. (eds) Accelerated Breeding of Cereal Crops. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1526-3_5
    First Online
    21 October 2021
    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1526-3_5
    Publisher Name
    Humana, New York, NY
    Print ISBN
    978-1-0716-1525-6
    Online ISBN
    978-1-0716-1526-3
    eBook Packages
    Springer Protocols

    2021 - View publication details

  8. Frick M, Bodell K, Masic T, Harvey C, Cradduck M, Jiang F, Foroud F, Graf RJ, Laurie JD, Laroche A. 2021. The circadian clock and regulation of plant growth factors in wheat Plant Biology 2021 Worldwide Summit Virtual Meeting. Poster # 404377

    2021 - View publication details

  9. Maheshwari P., Laurie J.D. (2021) Triticale Isolated Microspore Culture for Doubled Haploid Production. In: Segui-Simarro J.M. (eds) Doubled Haploid Technology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2287. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1315-3_16
    First Online
    17 July 2021
    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1315-3_16
    Publisher Name
    Humana, New York, NY
    Print ISBN
    978-1-0716-1314-6
    Online ISBN
    978-1-0716-1315-3
    eBook Packages
    Springer Protocols

    2021 - View publication details

  10. Frick M, Bodell K, Masic T, Harvey C, Cradduck M, Jiang F, Foroud F, Graf RJ, Laurie JD, Laroche A. 2021. Identification of circadian clock regulated immune response genes in wheat. Canadian Society of Plant Biologists – Société canadienne de biologie végétale 2021 Virtual Meeting. Invited Oral presentation Abstract #101

    2021 - View publication details

  11. Laurie JD, Laroche A. 2021. The circadian clock in the time of changing climate: Using biotechnology to accelerate wheat adaptation. Alberta Project Leads Science Conversations Series – Climate Change Focus. February 10, 2021.

    2021 - View publication details

  12. M. Frick, G.T. Araujo, K. Fujita, D. Van Essen, C. Harvey, J.D. Laurie, R.J. Graf and A. Laroche. 2021. Remodeling the functionality of the stripe rust resistance gene Yr10 against current virulent fungal isolates. UBC-STEM Appreciation Night, January 21, 2021.

    2021 - View publication details

  13. 2021

    2021 - View publication details

  14. Smith MB, Ryabova D, Roy S, Tricker P, Lawson T, Laurie J, Laroche A,*Foroud NA. Cloning a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase YODA from Triticum aestivum for transgenic expression in wheat. 41st Annual Meeting of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta. On-line meeting, November 4-5, 2020. (Poster Presentation)

    2020 - View publication details

  15. Frick M, Masic T, Cradduck M, Harvey C, Jiang F, Foroud N, Graf RJ, Laurie JD, Laroche A. 2020. The circadian clock and plant immunity in wheat. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting (Virtual) of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB 2020/11/04 - 2020/11/05.

    2020 - View publication details

  16. Frick M, Araujo GT, Fujita K, Van Essen D, Harvey C, Laurie JD. Graf RJ, Laroche A. 2020. Redesigning the effectiveness of the stripe rust resistance gene Yr10 against current virulent fungal isolates. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting (Virtual) of the Plant Pathology Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB 2020/11/04 - 2020/11/05.

    2020 - View publication details

  17. Laroche A, Frick M, Masic T, Brown C, Cradduck M, Jimenez A, Lehmann M, Lawal O, Harvey C, Lam T, Jiang F, Foroud N, Graf RJ, Laurie JD. 2020. Identification of transcripts regulated by wheat circadian clock genes. Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit! Poster.

    2020 - View publication details

  18. Laroche A, Peacock J, Aboukhaddour R, Laurie JD. 2020. Developing a nanotechnology solution for treatment of smuts and bunts. Plant Biology 2020 Worldwide Summit!

    2020 - View publication details

  19. Bilichak, A., et al., Delivery of Cas9/sgRNA RNP into Wheat Microspores Using Synthetic CPP for Genome Editing and Gene Expression Modulation, in CRISPR-Cas Methods, M.T. Islam, P.K. Bhowmik, and K.A. Molla, Editors. 2020, Springer US: New York, NY. p. 191-202.

    2020 - View publication details

  20. Bilichak A., Luu J., Jiang F., Laurie J. (2020) Delivery of Cas9/sgRNA RNP into Wheat Microspores Using Synthetic CPP for Genome Editing and Gene Expression Modulation. In: Islam M.T., Bhowmik P.K., Molla K.A. (eds) CRISPR-Cas Methods. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0616-2_12

    2020 - View publication details

Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1
Canada

Language

English