London Research and Development Centre

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The London Research and Development Centre (London RDC) located in London, Ontario was established in 1951. It is one of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with two satellite locations:

  • Research and containment level greenhouse facilities at London; and

  • Research Farm at Vineland Station focused on alternative and environmentally acceptable crop protection technologies for tree fruits and small fruits.

Areas of Research

AAFC scientists at the London RDC conduct research on field crops and bio-based products/processes, develop and transfer technologies for integrated pest management strategies and lead research in crop genomics and biotechnology. The centre also supports research on air, water and nutrients.

The centre is one of seven sites for AAFC’s Minor Use Pesticide Program where potential pest management trials are conducted to support Canadian growers and industries. 

Search Research projects from the London Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

Sector Needs

The London RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science.

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at London Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.

You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada
(519) 457-1470

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Scientists and researchers

Image Mathieu Rioux
Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Aiming Wang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Antonet Maria Svircev
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Cam Donly
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Christopher Garnham
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jonathan Griffiths
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Michael Fruci
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tara Dawne Gariepy
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image YUHAI CUI
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ed Topp
Principal Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Frédéric Marsolais
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ian Scott
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Igor Lalin
Data Analyst
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Justin Renkema
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lisa Amyot
Commercialization Officer Intern
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mark W Sumarah
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Oualid (Walid) Ellouz
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Rima Menassa
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Robert J. Wismer
Biologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ryan Austin
Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Sangeeta Dhaubhadel
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tahera Sultana
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Subedi U, Burton Hughes K, Chen G, Hannoufa A, Singer SD (2022) Eliciting targeted mutations in Medicago sativa using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing: A potential tool for the improvement of disease resistance. In: Plant-Pathogen Interactions (Foroud N, Neilson J, eds). Springer, NY.

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  2. Raičević J , Cunningham M, Griffiths JS, Wu L, Pernal, SF, Deckers T, Tran L, Ortega Polo, Zorz J, Clarke K, Newman T, Lansing L, Rott ME, Bilodeau GJ, Bishop C, Jabbari H, Guarna MM (2022) Honey bees as biomonitors of plant pathogens, pesticides, and antimicrobial resistance. EurBee 9 – 9th European Congress of Apidology Proceedings, p. 352, 20-22 September 2022, Belgrade, Serbia. (Poster) https://zenodo.org/record/7239012#.Y4BgMnbMKUk

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  3. Gamalat Allam, Yousef Papadopoulos, Mark A. Bernards, Abdelali Hannoufa (2022) miR156/SPL network negatively regulates aluminum stress tolerance in Medicago sativa by targeting SPL13. 2022 Meeting of the Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology, May 22-25, Quebec City, Quebec (oral presentation)

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  4. Vida Nasrollahi, Susanne E. Kohalmi, Abdelali Hannoufa (2022) SPL12 regulates nodulation under osmotic stress and nitrate sufficiency conditions by targeting AGL6 and AGL21 in Medicago sativa. 2022 Meeting of the Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology, Quebec City, Quebec 2022/08/22 - 2022/08/25 (oral presentation).

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  5. Villanueva, O., Ilyukhin, E., Svircev, A.M., Castle, A.J., Ellouze, W. (2022) Comparative genomic analysis reveals genetic variation in the pathogenicity-related genes of Canadian Phytophthora capsici isolates. The 3rd Annual CanFunNet Fungal Biology Conference, June 1-3. Held virtually at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. p. 88.

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  6. Burlakoti R. R., Novinscak A., vanBaar K., and Griifiths J. 2022. Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus-Global Threat to Greenhouse Tomato Production. Annual Symposium of Professional Pest Management Society of BC, February 24-25, 2022, Virtual.

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  7. MacKinnon. L. 2021 Colorado Potato Beetle Insecticide Resistance Monitoring Results. Update from PEI Department of Agriculture, for Prince Edward Island Potato News. Jan/Feb 2022. Volume 23 Issue 1. https://peipotatoagronomy.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/pnv23n1.pdf

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  8. • Khatri, P*. and Dhaubhadel, S. (2022) Role of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases in partial resistance to Phytophthora sojae in soybean (Glycine max). International Conference on Pulse Research (ICPR-2022). Virtual Mode, February 10.

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  9. Ellouze, W. 2022. Taking steps against Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus. Greenhouse Canada. IPM edition, February 2022: 18-21.

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  10. Cunningham MM, Tran L, McKee CG, Ortega-Polo R, Newman T, Lansing L, Griffiths JS, Bilodeau GJ, Rott M, Guarna MM. Bee-based environmental biomonitoring of pesticides, pollutants, and pathogens. North America Bee Research Conference. Virtual, Jan 13-14, 2022

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