Dr. Pierre Bilodeau

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Directeur exécutif

Dr. Bilodeau est responsable du leadership en matière de science des végétaux pour la protection des ressources végétales du Canada. Sa direction fournit une source précieuse de connaissances scientifiques, d'analyse, d'évaluation des risques et de conseils aux intervenants pour appuyer l'élaboration de politiques, la conception de programmes et la prestation de programmes.

Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments

Principales publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Bilodeau, P et al. (2018) Biosurveillance of Forest Insects. Part II: Adoption of genomic tools by end user communities and barriers to integration, Journal of Pest Science, manuscript in preparation

Roe AM, Bilodeau P, et al (2018) Biosurveillance of Forest Insects. Part I: Integration and application of genomic tools to the surveillance of invasive forest insect, Journal of Pest Science, manuscript in preparation

Bondaruk MM, Johnson SJ, Degefu AW, Boora PS, Bilodeau P, Morris JT, Wiehler WB, Foroud NA, Weselake RJ and Shah SM (2007) Expression of a cDNA Encoding Palmitoyl-Acyl Carrier Protein Desaturase from Cat’s Claw (Doxantha unguis-cati L) in Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus Leads to Accumulation of Unusual Unsaturated Fatty Acids and Increased Stearic Acid Content in the Seed Oil1, Plant Breeding, 126(2) 186-194.

Luo M, Bilodeau P, Dennis ES, Peacock, WJ, Chaudhury A (2000) Expression and parent-of-origin effects for FIS2, MEA, and FIE in the endospoerm and embryo of developing Arabidopsis seeds. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 97:10637-10642.

Bilodeau, P, Udvardi, MK, Peacock, WJ, Dennis, ES (1999) A prolonged cold treatment-induced cytochrome P450 gene from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell and Environment, 22(7): 791-800.

Bilodeau P, Luo M, Dennis ES, Peacock, WJ, Chaudhury A (1999) Cloning and sequence analysis of two members of a novel gene family from Arabidopsis with homology to known proteins involved in hydroxylation and oxidation of an aromatic ring. (PGR99-008). Plant Physiology 119: 364.

Luo, M, Bilodeau, P, Koltunow, A, Dennis, ES, Peacock, WJ, Chaudhury, A (1999) Genes controlling fertilization-independent seed development. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 96: 296-301.

Bilodeau P, Luo M, Dennis ES, Peacock, WJ, Chaudhury A. (1998) Cloning of a cDNA encoding a putative glutathione peroxidase protein from A. thaliana (PGR98-047). Plant Physiology 116: 1193

Bilodeau P, Luo M, Dennis ES, Peacock, WJ, Chaudhury A. (1998) Cloning of a cDNA encoding a putative two-fingered C2H2 zinc finger protein from Arabidopsis thaliana. (PGR98-048). Plant Physiology 116: 1193

Dennis, E.S., Bilodeau, P., Burn, J., Finnegan, E.J., Genger, R., Helliwell, C.A., Kang, B.J., Sheldon, C.C., Peacock, W.J. (1998) Methylation controls low temperature induction of flowering in Arabidopsis.  The Society of Experimental Biology Seminar Series: Control of Plant Development-Genes and Signals.  51: 97-103.

Bilodeau, P., Lafontaine, J.G., and Bellemare, G. (1994)  Far upstream activation regions are responsible for expression of the BnC1 cruciferin gene from Brassica napus.  Plant Cell Reports 14(2/3): 125-130.

OTHER ARTICLES

Bilodeau P (2017) Regulatory science: Enhancing Canada’s leadership in regulatory science and technology, Re$earch Money, 10(31), October 17,

BOOK CHAPTERS

D’Aoust, MA, Lerouge, P, Busse, U, Bilodeau, P, Trépanier, S, Gomord, V, Faye, L, Vézina, LP (2004) Efficient and reliable production of pharmaceuticals in alfalfa. In Molecular Farming:  Plant-made Pharmaceuticals and Technical Problems Ed. R.Fischer, Wiley & Sons Publishers.

Dennis, E.S., Finnegan, E.J., Bilodeau, P., Chaudhury, A., Genger, R., Helliwell, C.A., Sheldon, C.C., Bagnall, D., Peacock, W.J., (1996) Vernalization and the initiation of flowering .  In. Seminars in cell and developmental biology.  R. Amasino (Ed) Vol. 7: 441-448.

PATENTS

Bilodeau, P., Chaudhury A., Dennis, E.S., Koltunow, A., Luo, M., Peacock, W.J Method for inducing seed development by down regulating expression of the fis2 gene US2003/0126657, Jul. 3 2003

Vezina, L.P., D’aoust, M.A., Arcand, F., Bilodeau, P., Method of selecting plant promoters to control transgene expression. WO 0236786A2, May 10, 2002.

Bilodeau, P., Chaudhury A., Dennis, E.S., Koltunow, A., Luo, M., Peacock, W.J Novel Method of regulating seed development in plants and genetic sequences thereof WO 0016609, PCT/AU99/00805 March 2000

Bilodeau, P., Luo, M., Koltunow, A., Dennis, E.S., Peacock, W.J., Chaudhury, A.

  • Regulation of seed development I, Provisional Patents deposited 22 Sept. 1998

  • Regulation of seed development II, Provisional Patents deposited 22 Sept. 1998

  • Regulation of seed development III, Provisional Patents deposited 22 Sept. 1998

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Invited presentations

Bilodeau P (2018) A National Plant Health Science Network for Canada; an overview, Canadian Plant Health Science Network Workshop, Feb. 1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Bilodeau P (2017) Innovative Agri-Food Regulatory Policy, Panel 306/311: How to Create Dynamic Agri-food Regulatory Policy in an Era of Accelerating Technological Innovation? 9th Canadian Science Policy Conference, Nov. 1-3, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2017) Invasive Forest Pests: Current Threats and Future Risk for the Canadian Forests, 109th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Sept. 27-29, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2017) Pest Risk Analysis in the Context of Climate Change, Health Canada Director General Science Meeting, Sept. 8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2017) A Clean Plant Network for Canada, Annual General Meeting of Canadian Horticultural Council, March 13-16, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bilodeau P (2016) A Vision for a National Plant Science Network for Canada, Forest Pest, Forest Pest Technical Committee, Nov. 27, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2014) Fostering Canada-Brazil Industry-Led R&D Collaborations, Luncheon Speaker, Canadian Bureau of International Education Conference, November 18-19, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Bilodeau P (2014) Complex International Science, Technology and Innovation Partnerships: Lessons for Canada, Panel 13, 6th Canadian Science Policy Center Conference, October 15-17, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bilodeau P (2011) Expanding Canada-Brazil S&T Collaborations, CONFAP-CONSECTI National Forum, 1-2 December, Manaus, Amazon, Brazil

Bilodeau P (2011) Keynote speaker, session 6, University International R&D Collaboration; Role of Government, International Forum on R&D, 12-13 October, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfMakZVezDg)

Bilodeau P (2011) Research and Innovation Collaboration; ISTPCanada Case Study, AUCC Advancing Excellence in Strategic Engagement with Brazil, June 14-15, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2009) Implementing an R&D Strategy, Trace R&D 2009 Conference and Workshop, 2-3 June, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Bilodeau P (2009) NSERC; Helping Canada Build an Entrepreneurial Advantage Through S&T Partnerships, Building Business on Bioscience: Sustainable Innovation Conference, March 31 – April 1, Edinburgh, UK.

Bilodeau P (2009) The Journey towards effective and efficient trans-disciplinary research funding, Trans-disciplinary research and training workshop, 13 March, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Bilodeau P (2008) From Idea to Action: How to Internalize the Statement of Principles on Key Professional Skills for Canadian Researchers, Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, 18-21 June, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Bilodeau P (2007) Professional skills development: from idea to actions, Canadian Association for Graduate Studies annual conference, 17-20 October, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Bilodeau P (2006) Consultation on NSERC S&F Proposed Strategic Directions, Canadian Association for Graduate Studies annual conference, 1-4 November, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Bilodeau P (2006) Thesis external examination report; an important tool to recognize and reward excellence in student research, Canadian Association for Graduate Studies annual conference, November 1-4, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Bilodeau P. (2006) NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Programs: An Overview. 1-2 May Third Annual Sculich School of Engineering Graduate Student Research Conference, Calgary, Canada.

Bilodeau, P. (2000) Science of Biotechnology.  Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms organised by the Alberta Horticultural Congress 2000, Nov. 9-11, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Bilodeau, P. (2000) Science of Gene Transfer.  “Biotechnology Workshop for Alberta Extension” organised by Monsanto Canada. Feb. 25-27, The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Bilodeau, P. (1999) GMO’s and Pulses: will there be a market?  Alberta Pulse Growers Commission (APGC) Zone 5 Annual Meeting, Nov 24, Camrose, Alberta, Canada.

 

Scientific conferences

Bilodeau P. D’Aoust MA, Vézina LP (2004) Commercial production of recombinant monoclonal antibodies in alfalfa. 19-22 July 39th North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

Bilodeau P. (2002) Development of alfalfa as a biofactory for the commercial production of recombinant molecules. 27-31 July 38th North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Sacramento, CA, USA.

Bilodeau P. (2002) Medicago inc, alfalfa-made pharmaceuticals. 8-12 June, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bilodeau, P. (1999) Towards apomixis; genes that initiate fertilization-independent seeds in Arabidopsis.  July 2, The Discovery Meetings, Frontiers of Plant Biology, Canberra, Australia.

Bilodeau, P.(1997) Toward the isolation of cytochrome P450 genes involved in the early steps of gibberellin biosynthesis.  Aug. 2-6. American Society of Plant Physiologists, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Bilodeau, P. (1995) Genes encoding P450 enzymes involved in early steps in GA biosynthesis.  Oct. 8-12.  International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity, Woods Hole (MA), USA.

 

 

THESIS

Bilodeau, P (1997) Molecular cloning and expression of a vernalisation-induced cytochrome P450 gene from Arabidopsis thaliana.  Ph.D. thesis.