Tinker, Nicholas, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1398
Fax: 613-759-1677
Email: nick.tinker@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • oat
  • barley
  • plant breeding
  • molecular markers
  • genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • genetic simulation

Current Projects:

  • Bioinformatics support for crop genomics
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics for Oat Improvement

Affiliations:

  • Crop Science Society of America

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Bekele, W.A. and Tinker, N.A. (2016). "Haplotag: new GBS software facilitates haplotype-based GWAS in hexaploid oat.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Fu YB, Cloutier S, Tinker N (2016) Molecular characterization of plant germplasm in Plant Gene Resources of Canada: some lessons learnt for DivSeek. DivSeek Workshop. Saskatoon, Sk, 18 June 2016
  • Haiyan, J., Tinker, N.A., Jannink, J.-L., Wight, C.P., Saied, C., Lazo, G.R., and Gusmini, G. (2016). "International engagement through Oat Global, T3/Oat, and the Oat Newsletter.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Jannink, J.-L., Tinker, N.A., Chao, S., Saied, C., and Matthews, D.E. (2016). "Genotyping to integrate historical research efforts in oat.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Ouellet, T., Gou, L., Konkin, D., Hattori, J., Tekieh, F., Wolfe, D.F., Balcerzak, M., Chalabian, F., Vrana, J., Kubaláková, M., Doležel, J., Tinker, N.A., Sharpe, A.G., and Fedak, G. (2016). "Towards cloning of the FHB-resistance locus from Thinopyrum elongatum chromosome 7EL.", XIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 2016. (Poster)

2015

  • Bekele, W.A. and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "Local GBS Haplotypes in Hexaploid Oat: How and Why?", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Session2675.html. (Abstract)
  • Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y.F., Smith, S.M., Reid, R.W., Babiker, E., Nanjappa, G., Foresman, B., Blanchard, S., Jay, J., Wight, C.P., Oliver, R., Chao, S., Islamovic, E., Klos, K.E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Bonman, J.M., Brouwer, C., Jellen, E.N., Poland, J., Hsieh, T.-F., Brown, R., Lutz, J.D., Jackson, E.D., Tinker, N.A., and Schlueter, J.A. (2015). "Ode to an Oat: Theme and Variations on a Map.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, Abstracts at: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Session2675.html.
  • Gusmini, G., Howarth, C.J., Tinker, N.A., Okamuro, J.K., Boroughs, B., Federizzi, L.C., Roskens, A.B., Zwer, P., and Dyck, J. (2015). "Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal.org.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Session2675.html. (Abstract)
  • Miller, S.S., Kaka, A., Wight, C.P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "Phenotypic diversity in Avena species.", Oats 2020, (http://www.oats2020.org/posters.html).
  • Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Kaka, A., Wight, C.P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "Phenotypic variation in Avena species.", American Association of Cereal Chemists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster)
  • Saied, C., Huang, Y.F., Blake, V.C., Matthews, D.E., Birkett, C., Tinker, N.A., and Jannink, J.-L. (2015). "Oat Global and T3-Oat: Relational Data for Oat Genotypes and Phenotypes", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, Abstracts at: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Session2675.html.
  • Saied, C., Matthews, D.E., Birkett, C., Clohessy, J., Huang, Y.-F., Tinker, N.A., and Jannink, J.-L. (2015). "T3/Oat: Relational data for oat genotypes and phenotypes.", Oats 2020, (http://www.oats2020.org/presentations.html).
  • Tinker, N.A. (2015). "The state of oat genomics: no more blind dates!", Oats 2020.
  • Wight, C.P., Lazo, G.R., Howarth, C.J., Jannink, J.-L., Miller, S.S., Pacheco, M.T., Zhang, Z., Zwer, P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "The Oat Newsletter: satisfying your hunger for information.", Oats 2020.

2014

  • Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y.F., Smith, S.M., Schneider, A., Reid, R.W., Babiker, E., Nanjappa, G., Foresman, B., Blanchard, S., Jay, J., Wight, C.P., Chao, S., Islamovic, E., Klos, K.E., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Bonman, J.M., Brouwer, C., Jellen, E.N., Poland, J., Hsieh, T.-F., Brown, R., Lutz, J.D., Jackson, E.D., Oliver, R., Tinker, N.A., and Schlueter, J.A. (2014). "A shiny new state-of-the-art oat consensus map: where to next?", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Huang, Y.F., Jackson, E.W., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE): outcome, progress, and beyond.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Jannink, J.-L., Matthews, D.E., Blake, V.C., Birkett, C., Clohessy, J., Lazo, G.R., Huang, Y.F., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "How an international oat information system will accelerate oat improvement?", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, Full presentation published at: http://aowc.ca/AOWC2014_presentations.html.
  • Klos, K.E., Huang, Y.F., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "Genetic diversity among oat lines of the North American Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE).", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Marquez, B.K., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Beattie, A.D., Johnson, D.A., Poland, J., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "Genotyping-by-sequencing facilitates whole genome visualization of Canadian oat cultivars.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014.
  • Vickerstaff, R., Langdon, T., Howarth, C.J., Hegarty, M., Marshall, S.A., Huang, Y.F., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "An Avena A-genome zipper and its application to hexaploid oat breeding.", EUCARPIA-ITMI 2014, Wernigerode, Germany, June 29-July 4, 2014.
  • Wight, C.P., McMullen, M.P., Gusmini, G., Lazo, G.R., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Jannink, J.-L., Sorrells, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "The Oat Newsletter: where we’ve been and where we’re going.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, Full presentation published at: http://aowc.ca/AOWC2014_presentations.html.

2013

  • Huang, Y.F., Poland, J., Jackson, E.W., and Tinker, N.A. (2013). "Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) In The Real Oat World: Making The Data Talk.", XXI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • Marquez, B.K., Huang, Y.F., Wight, C.P., Hattori, J., Poland, J., Jackson, E.W., Johnson, D.A., and Tinker, N.A. (2013). "Toward Smart Databases for Oat Genomics.", XXI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • Marquez, B.K., Wight, C.P., Johnson, D.A., and Tinker, N.A. (2013). "Diagnostic SNP Assays to Identify Key Canadian Oat Varieties and Variation Among Seed Sources.", XXI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013, Poster: P0744.

2012

  • Chao, S., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., Tinker, N.A., Jannink, J.-L., Redman, R., Jackson, E.W., Jellen, E.N., and Maughan, J.P. (2012). "Development of a High-Density SNP Genotyping Panel as a Community Resource for Genetic Analysis in Oat.", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012, Paper 3478. (Abstract)
  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Yan, W., Ames, N.P., Rossnagel, B.G., Herrmann, M., Molnar, S.J., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Chong, J., Martin, R.A., Tekauz, A., Haber, S.M., Savard, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Prospects of whole genome selection in oat using high throughput genetic markers.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Hattori, J., Chao, S., Ouellet, T., Jellen, E.N., Jackson, E.W., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Inter-genome distances in hexaploid oat and wheat estimated from single copy candidate genes.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Hizbai, B.T., Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Dhanda, R.K., Molnar, S.J., Johnson, D.L., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Yan, W., Rossnagel, B.G., Burrows, V.D., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Mapping of QTLs affecting oil content and composition in oats.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Jackson, E.W., Brown, R., Oliver, R.E., Coon, M., Sheridan, J.J., Islamovic, E., Tinker, N.A., Lazo, G.R., and Jellen, E.N. (2012). "Driving oat into the modern era of scientific discovery.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.
  • Jackson, E.W., Islamovic, E., Coon, M., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., Tinker, N.A., Chao, S., Lutz, J.D., Jellen, E.N., and Maughan, J.P. (2012). "Markers to Maps to Molecules: Moving forward on Genetic Dissection of Oat Beta Glucan.", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012, Paper 3486. (Abstract)
  • Luo, X., Wight, C.P., Zhou, Y., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Genomic sequences from chromosome 18D of hexaploid oat.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Marquez, B.K., Wight, C.P., Gardner, K.M., Chao, S., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., Jackson, E.W., Johnson, D.A., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Validating oat pedigrees using graphical genotypes.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Poland, J., Jackson, E.W., Oliver, R.E., Tinker, N.A., and Jannink, J.-L. (2012). "Genotyping-By-Sequencing Approaches for Your Favorite Large Polyploidy Genome (Avena sativa).", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012, Paper 3485. (Abstract)
  • Tinker, N.A., Poland, J., Jackson, E.D., Chao, S., Lazo, G.R., and Oliver, R.E. (2012). "Genotype-by-sequence for high-density, high-throughput whole-genome profiling in oat.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.
  • Wight, C.P., Hizbai, B.T., Gardner, K.M., Couroux, P., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Oat genomics: the state of the art, illustrated by a model trait.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012.

2011

  • Chao, S., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., Tinker, N.A., Jannink, J.-L., Redman, R., and Jackson, E.W. (2011). "Analysis Of Genetic Diversity Using SNP Markers In Oat.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Jackson, E.W., Islamovic, E., Oliver, R.E., Coon, M., Jellen, E.N., Hu, G.G., Lazo, G.R., Tinker, N.A., Campbell, R., Beattie, A.D., Lutz, J.D., and Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise, (CORE) (2011). "Gene Fishing In Avena: The Perfect Storm.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Tinker, N.A., Jackson, E.W., Chao, S., Lazo, G.R., Jellen, E.N., Oliver, R.E., Wight, C.P., Redman, R., Hattori, J., Lutz, J.D., and Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise, (CORE) (2011). "Oat Genomics: The Picture Gets Clearer.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011. (Abstract)

2010

  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Molnar, S.J., Yan, W., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., and Tinker, N.A. (2010). "Fine Scale Genetic And Association Mapping Of The Hulless Trait In Cultivated Oat, Avena sativa.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010, P336. (Poster)
  • Laroche, A., Xu, Y., Badea, C., Tran, F., Robert, L.S., Harris, L.J., Thomas, D.K., Tinker, N.A., Gaudet, D.A., and Frick, M. (2010). "Transcriptome studies to improve stripe rust resistance in cereals.", ESA-PPSA-WFPM, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, pp. 10.
  • Lazo, G.R., Oliver, R.E., Tinker, N.A., Anderson, J.M., Jellen, E.N., Lutz, J.D., Rubenfield, M.J., and Jackson, E.W. (2010). "SNPs Galore: A Bountiful Yield For The Oat Community And A Model For Sequence-Based SNP Discovery In A Complex Genome.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010, W411. (Abstract)
  • Oliver, R.E., Kilian, A., Ladizinsky, G., Korol, A., Lazo, G.R., Jellen, E.N., Lutz, J.D., Tinker, N.A., Anderson, J.M., Dumlupinar, Z., Wisniewski Morehead, N.H., Campbell, R., Shackelford, I., Maughan, J.P., Chao, S., and Jackson, E.W. (2010). "Mapping the Oat Genome.", American Oat Workers Conference 2010, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, April 18-21, 2010, pp. 19.
  • Oliver, R.E., Kilian, A., Ladizinsky, G., Korol, A., Lazo, G.R., Jellen, E.N., Lutz, J.D., Tinker, N.A., Anderson, J.M., Dumlupinar, Z., Wisniewski Morehead, N.H., Campbell, R., Shackelford, I., and Jackson, E.W. (2010). "Evolution Of The Oat Genetic Road Map: From Tetraploid To Hexaploid.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010, W412. (Abstract)

2009

  • Jackson, E.W., Tinker, N.A., Oliver, R.E., Lazo, G.R., Jellen, E.N., Rossnagel, B.G., Anderson, J.M., and Bonman, J.M. (2009). "Resolving The Oat Mapping Story By Weaving Together A Consensus Map.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W337. (Abstract)
  • Jannink, J.-L., Asoro, F.G., Scott, M. P., Adrienne, M.-L., Tinker, N.A., Wight, C.P., and Kilian, A. (2009). "Association Analyses For Beta-Glucan Content In An Elite North American Oat Population.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W338. (Abstract)
  • Jellen, E.N., Jackson, E.W., Tinker, N.A., Oliver, R.E., Kantety, R., Buyyarapu, R., Kilian, A., and Rines, H.W. (2009). "A Multi-Faceted Strategy To Anchor Oat Linkage Maps To Chromosomes.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W336. (Abstract)
  • Ouellet, T., Hattori, J., Gulden, S.M., Balcerzak, M., Rocheleau, H.J., Wang, L., Singh, J., Foroud, N.A., Fedak, G., Pandeya, R.S., Somers, D.J., Eudes, F., and Tinker, N.A. (2009). "Expression profiling of FHB resistant wheat: what we have learned from it so far.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009, pp. 103. (Workshop)
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