Mehri Hadinezhad

Research Scientist

Dr. Hadinezhad is working in the areas of grain chemistry and quality to improve Canadian grains (wheat, oat, barley, soybean) with respect to processing for food applications, end-use quality, nutritional benefits and crop performance.

Current research and/or projects

Member of multidiciplinary team:

  1. Development of spring wheat varieties and germplasm for market competitiveness​ and improving end-use quality
  2. Building economic value in winter wheat through improved Hard Red and Soft White genetics for Eastern Canada
  3. Oat breeding, genomic, and agronomic research to improve oat yield and quality
  4. Targeted and Useful Genomics for Barley and Oat (Tugboat):research in oat and barley genomics for specific and usful traits
  5. Meeting the soybean protein meal standard in Western Canada
  6. Short season conventional soybean breeding

Responsible for:

  1. Evaluation of the quality of wheat grains registered in official tests for certification in Ontario
  2. Evaluation of the quality of wheat grains registered in official trials for approval in Quebec under the Reseau Grandes Cultures administered by CEROM
  3. Screening wheat genetic lines from C&M Seeds breeding program for dough strength/bread potential
  4. Evaluation of the quality of oat lines entered in official Quebec trials

Education and awards

Ph.D.    Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland

M. Sc.   Analytical Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

B. Sc.   Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Key publications

  1. Hadinezhad, M., Carkner, B. and Giles, M. Quality Report Wheat Registration Tests Crop 2022. Submitted to the recommending committees in the Eastern Canada.

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Humphreys G., C. Thomsen, J. Nicoll, L. Langille, O. Wu, M. Hadinezhad, B. Blackwell, A. Cummiskey, A. Foster, D. MacEachern, M. McElroy. (2022) Winter Wheat Improvement for Eastern Canada: 2022 Update. Invited oral presentation (made online) at 2022 Maritime Branch of the CSGA, Moncton, NB, Canada Nov. 22-23, 2022.

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  3. Western Soybean Protein. Presentation at Northern Soybean Summit. Soy Canada. 25 January 2022.

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  4. Hadinezhad M., Carkner B. and Giles M. Quality Report Wheat Registration Tests Crop 2021; report #33 Ottawa-RDC

    2021 - View publication details

  5. Hadinezhad, M., Miller, S.S. (2020). Response to Fusarium graminearum infection in the rachis of a resistant and a susceptible wheat genotype. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 42(2), 265-278.

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  6. CHI S. I., V. PLANTE, D. CHABOT, M. HADINEZHAD, S. F. PINTO, H. BALASUNDARAM, R. XU AND J. T. TAMBONG (2019). Antifungal activity of strain S1Bt23, a novel subspecies of Pseudomonas chlororaphis, and its colonization of canola and tomato roots visualized using green fluorescent protein (gfp) transformants. 2019 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society-Eastern Ontario Region. Oral presentation. Boolk of abstracts: OR07.

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  7. Humphreys G, Cummiskey A, MacEachern D, Kalikililo A, Thomsen C, Langille L, Foster A, Hadinezhad M, Fregeau-Reid J, Blackwell B (2019) Winter Wheat Improvement for Eastern Canada: Update 2019. Presented at 2019 Ann. Gen. Meeting of Maritime Branch of CSGA, Dec. 4-5, 2019, Moncton, NB.

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