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Dr. Isobel Parkin Project Lead, Phenotype to Genotype: Moving From Model Systems to Crops

Isobel Parkin has been a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) since 1999 and an adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan since 2004. Her research interests include Brassica genomics, comparative genome organisation, global gene expression analysis, and abiotic stress responses. Together with Prof. Andrew Sharpe, she co-led the Canadian Canola Genome Sequencing (CanSeq) industry consortium project that developed a high quality genome sequence as part of the multinational Brassica Genome Sequencing initiative. Isobel’s current research funding sources include the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund, AAFC Crop Genomics Initiative, and canola producer groups.