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.

Sector Needs

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

 

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 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 Natalia V Bykova
Research Scientist
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. 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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  2. Proceedings of the 2020 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum

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  3. Ouellet J, Dumont S, Bykova NV, Rojas LM, Dorion S, Bélanger M, Kornblatt, MJ, Rivoal J (2020) Effects of redox modifications on proteins encoded by the Low expression of OSmotically responsive genes 2 locus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Concours d'affiches scientifiques étudiantes 2020 du Centre SÈVE, Virtual Meeting, Québec, Canada, November 25-26, 2020. Poster, student

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  4. Fatima F, McCallum BD, Pozniak CJ, Hiebert C, McCartney C, Fedak G, You FM, Cloutier S* (2020) Resistance gene cloning from a wild crop relative by sequence capture and association genetics. Frontiers Plant Sci 11:583738 (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.583738)

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  5. Ouellet J, Dumont S, Bykova NV, Rojas LM, Dorion S, Bélanger M, Kornblatt, MJ, Rivoal J (2020) Redox sensitivity of proteins encoded by the Low expression of OSmotically responsive genes 2 locus in Arabidopsis thaliana. CSPB/SCBV 2020 Virtual Meeting, November 7, 2020. Oral presentation, student

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  6. Wijekoon, C., Singer, S.D., Weselake, R.J., Petrie, J.R., Chen, G., Singh, S., Eastmond, P.J., Acharya, S.N. (2020). Downregulation of key genes involved in carbon metabolism in Medicago truncatula results in increased lipid accumulation in vegetative tissue, 60(4), 1798-1808. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20124

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  7. Aboukhaddour, R., Fetch, T., McCallum, B. D., Harding, M. W., Beres, B. L., & Graf, R. J. (2020). Wheat diseases on the prairies: A canadian story. Plant Pathology, 69(3), 418-432. doi:10.1111/ppa.13147

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  8. Wenguang Cao, Gavin Humphreys, Minkyung Kang-Choi, Linda Langille, Sylvie Cloutier, Allen Xue, Barbara Blackwell and Maria Antonia Henriquez (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight. Banff, Canada March 23-26 2020

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  9. Møller, Ian & Igamberdiev, Abir & Bykova, Natalia & Finkemeier, Iris & Rasmusson, Allan & Schwarzländer, Markus. (2020). Matrix Redox Physiology Governs the Regulation of Plant Mitochondrial Metabolism through Post-Translational Protein Modifications. The Plant Cell. 10.1105/tpc.19.00535.

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  10. Challis, J.K., Cantin, J.L., Curtis, A.W., Sura, S., Shade, S., Giesy, J.P., McAllister, T.A.,Jones, P.D. and Larney, F.J. 2020. Environmental fate of melengestrol acetate, trenbolone acetate, and ractopamine in beef cattle feedlots Poster Abstr., 57th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, February 19-20, 2020, Lethbridge, AB.

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