Hiebert, Colin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Wheat Genetics


Contact Information:

195 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M9
Telephone: 204-984-5536
Fax: 204-983-4604
Email: colin.hiebert@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Genetics of disease resistance in wheat, particularly leaf rust and stem rust resistance
  • Development of molecular and cytogenetic tools for germplasm enhancement and pre-breeding

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2015). "Stem rust resistance: two approaches.", in Ogihara, Y. et al. (eds.) - Proceedings of the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Springer, Chapter 20, pp. 183-192.
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Wise, I.L., Smith, M., Pozniak, C.J., Uauy, C., Forster, R.J., Ordon, F., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Fox, S.L., You, F.M., Thomas, J., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., and Costamagna, A. (2015). "Management of Wheat Midge with Host Genetics.", Department of Entomology Seminar Series, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, January 27, 2015, Invited presentation.
  • Zhang, P., Hiebert, C.W., McIntosh, R.A., McCallum, B.D., Thomas, J.B., Hoxha, S., Singh, D., and Bansal, U. (2015). "The relationship of leaf rust resistance gene Lr13 and hybrid necrosis gene Ne2m on wheat chromosome 2BS.", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), pp. 1-9. doi : 10.1007/s00122-015-2642-6

2014

2013

  • Boyce, M., Brule-Babel, A., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Hiebert, C.W., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Identification, characterization and mapping of a new leaf rust (Puccinia triticina) resistance gene in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum).", The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2013 International Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL, USA, November 3-6, 2013.
  • Ghazvini, H., Hiebert, C.W., Thomas, J.B., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2013). "Development of a multiple bulked segregant analysis (MBSA) method used to locate a new stem rust resistance gene (Sr54) in the winter wheat cultivar Norin 40.", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 126(2), pp. 443-449. doi : 10.1007/s00122-012-1992-6
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Rezac, N., and others (2013). "Fine mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013.

2012

2011

2010

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Menzies, J.G., Jordan, M.C., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2016). "High resolution mapping of the stem rust resistance gene SrCad.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.

2015

  • Babel, C.M., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and McCartney, C.A. (2015). "Gene mapping resistance genes for stem and leaf rust resistance in wheat.", International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Helsingør, Denmark, July 6-8, 2015. (Poster)
  • Babel, C.M., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and McCartney, C.A. (2015). "Genetic mapping of stem and leaf rust resistance in the spring wheat line Kavkaz-K4500.", Manitoba Regional Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, December 7, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fobert, P., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2015). "Genetic mapping of resistance to Puccinia graminis race TTKSK in Triumph 64.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 17-20, 2015. (Poster)
  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Menzies, J.G., and McCartney, C. (2015). "Genetic mapping and marker development for high-throughput marker-assisted breeding for Ug99 stem rust resistance gene SrCad/Sr42.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2015). "Targeting high impact wheat resistance genes for leaf rust, Ug99 stem rust and wheat midge.", Canadian Wheat Alliance Annual Science and Business Meeting (Invited), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-16, 2015. (Presentation)
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Wise, I.L., Smith, M., Pozniak, C.J., Uauy, C., Forster, R.J., Ordon, F., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Fox, S.L., You, F.M., Thomas, J., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., and Costamagna, A. (2015). "Management of Wheat Midge with Host Genetics.", Department of Entomology Seminar Series (Invited), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, January 27, 2015. (Presentation)
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., and Jordan, M.C. (2015). "Progress towards sequencing the leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", 9th International Wheat Conference 2015, Sydney, Australia, September 20-25, 2015.
  • Spielmeyer, W., Mago, R., Tabe, L., Hiebert, C.W., Briggs, J., Kolmer, J.A., McCartney, C.A., Rouse, M.N., and Ellis, J.L. (2015). "Durable but complex: stem rust resistance from emmer wheat.", International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Helsingør, Denmark, July 6-8, 2015.
  • Zhang, B.L., Chi, D., Hiebert, C.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xue, A.G., Cao, W., and Fedak, G. (2015). "Pyramiding genes for resistance to stem rust, leaf rust and Fusarium head blight.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, pp. 163. (Abstract)

2014

  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2014). "Fine Mapping of the Wheat Leaf Rust Resistance Gene Lr16.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014.
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Fox, S.L., Thomas, J.B., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., and Costamagna, A. (2014). "Managing Wheat Midge with Host Genetics.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Zhang, B., Chi, D., Hiebert, C.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xue, A.G., Cao, W., and Fedak, G. (2014). "Pyramiding genes for resistance to stem rust, leaf rust and FHB.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Stem rust resistance - two approaches.", 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS), Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013, Invited presentation.
  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Zegeye, T., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Molecular Diagnosis of SrCad and Sr42 resistance genes.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 2013.
  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Zegeye, T., Fetch Jr., T.G., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Fine mapping of Ug99 stem rust resistance gene SrCad.", Canadian Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 16-19, 2013.
  • Kassa, M.T., McCartney, C.A., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., Pozniak, C.J., MacLachlan, R., McCallum, B.D., Fox, S.L., Wise, I.L., and Thomas, J.B. (2013). "Marker development for wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16 and wheat midge resistance gene Sm1 in Canadian wheat cultivars.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Fine mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS), Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013. (Poster)
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Cabral, A.L., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fellers, J.P., Rezac, N., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Molecular Analysis of the Lr16 Locus.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 2013.
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Wise, I.L., Smith, M., Fox, S.L., You, F.M., Thomas, J., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., and Pozniak, C.J. (2013). "Efforts to manage wheat midge through host genetics.", 69th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 1-2, 2013, Invited Keynote Speech.
  • Zhang, B.L., Chi, D., Cao, W., Xue, A.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and Fedak, G. (2013). "Pyramiding disease resistance genes in wheat.", 7th International Triticeae Symposium, Chengdu, China, June 9-14, 2013, pp. 90.

2012

  • Cabral, A.L., McCartney, C., McCartney, C.A., Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., and Jordan, M.C. (2012). "Utility of EMS mutants in rust resistance studies and map based cloning in wheat.", 2012 International Tritici Mapping Initiative, Fargo, ND, USA. (Poster)
  • Hiebert, C.W. (2012). "Association of Lr67 with nonsuppression of seedling stem rust resistance in the wheat cultivar Thatcher.", 13th International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference (ICRPMC), Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China, August 28-31, 2012.
  • Kassa, M.T., McCartney, C.A., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., and Jordan, M.C. (2012). "Marker development for the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16 using a comparative genomic approach.", 22nd International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) and 4th National Wheat Genomics Committee Joint Workshop, Fargo, ND, USA, June 25-29, 2012.
  • McCallum, B.D. and Hiebert, C.W. (2012). "Characterization of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene LrCen.", XX Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Huerta-Espino, J., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "Wheat Leaf Rust.", in Sharma, I. (ed.) - Disease Resistance in Wheat. CABI Plant Protection Series, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 3, pp. 33-63.

2011

  • Fox, S.L., DePauw, R.M., Humphreys, D.G., Hucl, P.J., Singh, A.K., Pozniak, C.J., Brown, P.D., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Voldeng, H.D., McCartney, C.A., Hiebert, C.W., Knox, R.E., Thomas, J.B., Townley-Smith, L., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Canadian initiatives in breeding for stem rust resistance to race Ug99 and variants.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011, pp. 121-126.
  • Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Thomas, J.B., Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2011). "Breeding for Canada’s premier wheat marker class: Canadian Western Red Spring.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Ghazvini, H., Hiebert, C.W., Thomas, J.B., Zegeye, T., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Linkage maps of two new stem rust resistance genes on chromosomes 2B and 6A of wheat line Tr129.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011, pp. 48.
  • Ghazvini, H., Hiebert, C.W., Zegeye, T., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Identification of a stem rust resistance gene in wheat line Tr129 with an introgression from Aegilops triuncialis genome.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, Poster CPS-9. (Poster)
  • Ghazvini, H., Hiebert, C.W., Zegeye, T., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Mapping resistance to race Ug99 stem rust in Norin 40 (Sr42).", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011, Poster #65. (Poster)
  • Ghazvini, H., Hiebert, C.W., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Mapping wheat stem rust gene Sr42 using DNA markers.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011.
  • Hiebert, C.W. (2011). "An alternative approach for identifying the chromosome location of new genes.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., and Popovic, M. (2011). "Identification of introgressions carrying wheat leaf rust resistance genes in five near-isogenic lines using SSR markers.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011.
  • McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and Thomas, J.B. (2011). "The effect of Lr34 on wheat stem rust.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011, Poster #66. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D., Humphreys, D.G., DePauw, R.M., and Hiebert, C.W. (2011). "The effect of leaf rust on ‘Thatcher’ near-isogenic wheat lines.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)

2009

  • DePauw, R.M., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., Humphreys, D.G., Knox, R.E., Pozniak, C.J., Thomas, J.B., Singh, A.K., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Fox, S.L., Brown, P.D., Clarke, F.R., and Clarke, J.M. (2009). "Sources of resistance to stem rust race Ug99 and its variants in Canadian wheat germplasm.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009, pp. 171-178.
  • Hiebert, C.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Genetics and mapping of stem rust resistance genes conferring resistance to raceUg99 (TTKS) in the wheat cultivars Webster, Peace, and AC Cadillac.", 12th International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Antalya, Turkey, October 13-16, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Humphreys, D.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Resistance to the stem rust race Ug99 in the Canadian spring wehat cultivar Peace.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009. (Poster)
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