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Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

Federal Agri-Food Research in Ontario

Taras Hollyer, A/Team Leader, Biotechnology

Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, AAFC Research Branch


Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

4 national programs

  • Sustainable Production Systems (crops/animals)

  • Environmental Health (incl. pest mgmt.)

  • Bioproducts and Bioprocesses (incl. biotechnology)

  • Food Safety and Quality (nutrition and processing)


Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

19 Research Centers


Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

4 Research Centers in Ontario


Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

Food Research Center (FRP)

Guelph, ON

Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC)

Ottawa, ON

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFR)

London, ON

The Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre (GPCRC)

Harrow, ON

4 Research Centers in Ontario


Food research program

Food Research Program

Staff of 80 + located in Guelph

Programs represented:

Food Safety and Quality

Bioproducts and Bioprocesses

Mandate:

To carry out research and transfer technology to the sector with a view to maintaining and improving food safety and quality, adding value to agricultural raw materials, and supporting a healthy diet for Canadians. The centre’s research focus is on food quality and safety.


Food research program1

Food Research Program

Areas of research:

1. Food Preservation Technologies

Preservation systems, sterilization, quality control, microbial modelling - level II pilot facility under development

2. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Lycopene,Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA),antioxidants,etc.


Food research program2

Food Research Program

Areas of research (4):

3. Molecular and Cellular Biology

Probiotics, prebiotics,gut ecology,bacteriophage-based antimicrobial strategies

4. Structure and Function

Value-added uses of cereals, polysaccharide analysis and health benefits, non-food use of food molecules/components.


Eastern cereal and oilseeds research centre ecorc

Eastern Cereal and Oilseeds Research Centre (ECORC)

342 staff in Ottawa (CEF site)

Programs represented:

Environmental Health*

Sustainable Production Systems*

Bioproducts and Bioprocesses (genomics)

Mandate:

developing improved varieties of crops for eastern Canada; integrated agronomic systems for crop production, providing systematics expertise on plants, fungi and insects for biocontrol, genetic improvement and crop protection; research on molecular genetics; land resource evaluation, and mapping.


Eastern cereal and oilseeds research centre ecorc1

Eastern Cereal and Oilseeds Research Centre (ECORC)

Areas of research:

Crop developmentMolecular technology, plant breeding, agronomy, crop protection

(barley, oats, soybeans, corn, wheat - patented gene expression promoters and new cultivars)

Land Resources

Development and maintenance of databases and methods for land use and environmental assessments to promote efficient use of agricultural resources (ITIS, nat’l soil database, crop gene sequence/expression databases, plant species distribution databases)


Southern crop protection and food research centre scpfr

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFR)

250+ staff on three sites (London, Vineland, Delhi)

Programs represented:

Environmental Health*

Sustainable Production Systems

Bioproducts and Bioprocesses (genomics)*

Mandate:

Develop alternative and environmentally acceptable technologies for the protection of vegetables, tree fruit, field and ornamental crops from disease and insect pests, determine the impacts of agricultural practices on soil and water quality, and to develop alternative crops and sustainable management practices for coarse-textured soils.


Southern crop protection and food research centre scpfr1

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFR)

Areas of research:

Forage and Field Crop Management

Strategies and procedures for managing insect pests with minimal or no reliance on chemical pesticides

Pest Management Research

AAFC minor use program support; integrated pest management research

Genomics and Alternative Crop Development

Plant bioreactors; improved plant varieties


Southern crop protection and food research centre scpfr2

Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFR)

Areas of research:

Tree Fruit Breeding

Includes pest management issues; Vineland Research Station

Air,Water and Soil Quality

Soil biochemistry and fertility, soil microbiology and agricultural environmental, development of automated crop monitoring methods, organic growing methods, water management studies and improvement of nutritional quality


The greenhouse and processing crops research centre gpcrc

The Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre (GPCRC)

100+ employees located primarily in Harrow, ON

Programs represented:

Environmental Health

Sustainable Production Systems

Mandate:

To research new technologies for production of greenhouse vegetables, field-grown processing vegetables, soybeans, and edible beans; To contribute to the environmental health of farmland; To do Research on the quality and sustainable use of Ontario soils; To preserve the genetic diversity of Canadian fruit crops.


The greenhouse and processing crops research centre gpcrc1

The Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre (GPCRC)

Areas of research:

Integrated Pest Management

AAFC Minor Use application support, Strategies and procedures for managing insect pests with minimal or no reliance on chemical pesticides, molecular studies on pest-plant interactions

Greenhouse Vegetable Production Technologies

Technology for improved greenhouse vegetable production efficiency through crop management, crop protection, energy conservation, and greenhouse environmental control - one of the largest greenhouse research complexes in Canada


The greenhouse and processing crops research centre gpcrc2

The Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre (GPCRC)

Areas of research:

Soybean and Edible Bean Cultivar Development

High-yielding soybean and edible bean cultivars are being developed with special quality traits for food processing to increase domestic consumption and Canadian exports to Europe and the Pacific Rim.

Canadian Clonal Genebank

Preservation in the Canadian Clonal Genebank of the genetic diversity of Canadian fruit crops by acquiring and maintaining wild germplasm and named cultivars; accessions of tree fruits and small fruits in a permanent collection of field plantings and protected culture.


Aafc research branch ontario in summary

AAFC Research Branch (Ontario) in Summary:

  • 4 centers in Ontario working in all 4 AAFC National Science Programs.

  • Approximately 700 employees working as scientists(~170), technicians, commercialization professionals as well as a number of visiting scientists, graduate students and post-doctoral scientists.

  • Significant greenhouse, laboratory and field infrastructure.

  • large number of collaborations with a diverse clientele including industry, grower groups/associations, and all three levels of government.


Aafc research branch ontario where to find us

AAFC Research Branch (Ontario) - where to find us:

On the Web

http://www.agr.gc.ca/re/centres/index_e.php

AAFC Ontario Commercialization Officers

Guelph (FRP): Horst Donner ([email protected])

Ottawa (ECORC): Ryan Wilkes ( [email protected])

Harrow (GPCRC ): Ted Carr ([email protected])

London-Vineland (SCPFR): Sandy Hushagen ([email protected])


Federal agri food research in ontario taras hollyer a team leader biotechnology

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