Morden Research and Development Centre

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The Morden Research and Development Centre (Morden RDC) was established in 1915 in Morden, Manitoba. It is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

The Centre is associated with four satellite locations:

  • The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine (CCARM), located at the Albrechtsen Research Centre;

  • The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN), located at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus;

  • The Canadian Centre for Grain Storage Research, located at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus; and

  • The Cereal Quality Laboratory, located in Winnipeg.

Areas of Research

The Morden RDC conducts research in cereal (wheat, oats and barley), pulse, and oilseed (flax and sunflower) crop pathology; genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics; breeding and genetic enhancement of dry beans and soybean; crop production systems; stored-grain products; bioactive and quality traits to improve food for health; and sustainable and profitable agri-systems and agro-ecosystem health.

The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals focuses on value-added functional foods and nutraceuticals which offer health promotion, performance enhancement, disease prevention, and management. The Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine is dedicated to understanding the potential health-related benefits found in nutraceuticals, functional foods, and natural health products derived from Canadian grown crops and plants.

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

Sector Needs

The Morden RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Morden 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.

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Morden, MB R6M 1Y5
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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Anfu Hou
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Brent McCallum
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Champa Wijekoon
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Christof Rampitsch
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Jyoti Saini Sharma
PRP-Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nancy Ames
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Dr. M Nazrul (Naz) Islam
Research Scientist-Cereal Mycotoxin Pathologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Paul Fields
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Srinivas Sura
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Thomas Netticadan
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Biology Study Leader - Bioinformatics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Heather Blewett
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image James Garner Menzies
Research Scientist - Phytopathologist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Lead, Agroecosystem Resilience
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Maria Antonia Henriquez
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Natalia V Bykova
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Oscar Molina
Research Scientist - Cropping Systems
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Sijo Joseph (Thandapilly)
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Thomas Fetch
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Vincent Hervet
Vincent Hervet, Ph.D.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Xiben Wang
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. Citation not required for the publication

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  2. Islam, M. N., Tabassum, M., Sura S., Anne K., Kaminski, D., and Wang, X. (2021) Levels of mycotoxins in barley grains as infected by Fusarium head blight species in Manitoba, Canada from 2017 to 2020, Tri-Society Virtual Conference, July 5-9.

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  3. Danielle Defries, Kayla Curtis, Shiva Shariati, Heather Blewett, Michel Aliani, Differential Incorporation of Alpha-Linolenic Acid Into Phospholipid Classes in H4IIE Cells, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021, Page 491, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab041_006

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  4. Danielle Defries, Shiva Shariati, Heather Blewett, Michel Aliani, Expression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes Is Induced by Flaxseed Enterolignans, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, June 2021, Page 312, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab037_022

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  5. Bykova NV, Rampitsch C, McCallum B, Bakkeren G, Wang X, Huang M, Fernando U, Radovanovic N, Rampitsch M, Linning R (2021) Profiling the total and nuclear proteomes of host-pathogen interactions of the wheat Thatcher near-isogenic line for Lr2a resistance gene with virulent and avirulent races of Puccinia triticina. 4th International Plant Proteomics Organization (INPPO) Conference. Virtual Conference hosted from Winnipeg, Canada, March 9-11, 2021. Poster http://www.inppo2020.org/

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  6. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

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  7. Wijekoon, C., Acharya, S.N., Siow, Y.L., Sura, S., Thandapilly, S., Sabra, A. (2021). Canadian sainfoin and fenugreek as forage and functional foods, 61(1), 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20280

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  8. Wijekoon, C., Quill, Z. (2021). Fungal endophyte diversity in table grapes, 67(1), 29-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjm-2020-0293

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  9. J. R. Tucker, A. Badea, W. G. Legge, S. Maiti, Z. Yao, W. Xu, and W.G. D. Fernando. 2020. Transcriptomic analysis of a low-DON, in vitro selected, two-row malting barley variety in response to infection by multiple chemotypes of Fusarium graminearum. 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, December 2020, virtual. Poster#36.

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  10. 3. Cao W, Humphreys G, Kang-Choi M, Langille L, Cloutier S, Xue A, Blackwell B, Henriquez M-A, and Yan W (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat. Virtual poster presentation and abstract presented at 2020 Nat. FHB Forum (Virtual) 7-11 Dec. 2020.

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