Marsolais, Frédéric, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Protein Chemistry


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford St
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470 (311)
Fax: 519-457-3997
Email: frederic.marsolais@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Protein chemistry of pulses
  • Plant nitrogen metabolism
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Molecular genetics
  • Enzymology
  • Proteolytic processing

Current Projects:

  • Pulse Science Cluster 2
  • Phaseolus genomics for improved bio-product development
  • Identification and characterization of new genes related to nutritional quality, and development of new platform technologies for dry bean improvement
  • Asparagine metabolism and function in nitrogen signalling
  • Genetic improvement of protein quality in edible beans with adaptation to Manitoba

Affiliations:

  • Member, Ontario Pulse Committee
  • Member, Phytochemical Society of North America
  • Member, Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Member, American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Member, Bean Improvement Cooperative

Research Publications:

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Dhaubhadel, S. and Marsolais, F. (2012). "Transcriptomics of Legume Seed: Soybean a Model Grain Legume.", in Agrawal, G.K. and Rakwal, R. (eds.) - Seed Development: OMICS Technologies toward Improvement of Seed Quality and Crop Yield. OMICS in Seed Biology, Springer, Chapter 8, pp. 129-142.
  • Schernthaner, J.P., Singh, J., Labbé, N.M., Liao, D., and Marsolais, F. (2012). "The unfolded protein response in plant seeds.", in Hendriks, B.P. (ed.) - Agricultural Research Updates. Vol. 2, Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 429-454.

2011

  • Kilpatrick, K.G., Krizevski, R., Hagel, J.M., Lewinsohn, E., Facchini, P.J., and Marsolais, F. (2011). "Functional genomics investigation of aminotransferases involved in ephedrine alkaloid biosynthesis in Ephedra sinica Stapf.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Kilpatrick, K.G., Krizevski, R., Hagel, J.M., Lewinsohn, E., Facchini, P.J., and Marsolais, F. (2011). "Functional genomics investigation of aromatic aminotransferase enzymes involved in ephedrine alkaloid biosynthesis.", 2nd Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, October 22, 2011. (Poster)
  • Lee, J. and Marsolais, F. (2011). "Genetic characterization of the response to exogenous asparagine in asparaginase double knock-out mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings.", Ontario Biology Day 2011, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada, March 12-13, 2011.
  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W., Shi, C., Power, K.A., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Cooper, D.M., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "Sequencing the bean genome: the applied bean genomics and bioproducts project.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Perry, G.E., Crosby, W., Yu, K., Shi, C., Powers, K., Marsolais, F., Xie, W., Weersink, A., Tsao, R., Siddiqua, M., Cooper, D.M., and Pauls, K.P. (2011). "The applied bean genomics and bioproducts project: sequencing the bean genome.", Biennial Meeting of the Bean Improvement Cooperative and North American Pulse Improvement Association (BIC/NAPIA 2011), Verdanza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 30-November 2, 2011.
  • Zhang, Q. and Marsolais, F. (2011). "Metabolism and transcriptional responses to asparagine in Arabidopsis thaliana.", 2nd Annual Biology Graduate Research Forum, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, October 22, 2011. (Poster)

2009

  • Ivanov, A.G. and Marsolais, F. (2009). "Functional characterization and regulation of asparaginases in Arabidopsis. Poster presentation.", 2009 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 12-15, 2009.
  • Marsolais, F., Pajak, A., Yin, F., Huang, S.Z., and Chapman, R.A. (2009). "Proteomic Analysis of Seed Storage Protein Deficiency in Common Bean.", Phaseomics VI Meeting, Palace of Salcedo, Pontevedra, Spain, May 21-23, 2009, Actas de la Asociación Española de Leguminosas 4, pp. 53.