Charles, Marie Thérèse, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Postharvest physiology

Contact Information:

430 Gouin Blvd
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 3E6
Telephone: 450-515-2027
Fax: 450-346-7740

Areas of Expertise:

  • food quality
  • food
  • food storage and distribution

Current Projects:

  • Evaluation, maintenance and potentialization of the bioactive content of preserved fresh horticultural products
  • Development of methods promoting an optimal response in fresh horticulture products to specific physical treatments immediately after harvesting
  • Quick measurement of the physico-chemical and sensory quality of foods through spectral analysis
  • Developing high-quality, disease-resistant raspberry and strawberry cultivars for Canada
  • An Eastern Canada Research Network for the study of organic vegetable rotational cropping systems

Research Publications:

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


  • Wang, Y., Moidu, H., Charles, M.T., Dubé, C., and Khanizadeh, S. (2015). "Differential Regulation of Superoxide Dismutase Activity in Selected Strawberry Lines Exposed to Mycosphaerella fragariae.", Journal of Plant Studies (JPS), 4(1).
  • Xie, Z., Charles, M.T., Fan, J.S., Charlebois, D., Khanizadeh, S., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Deschênes, M., and Dubé, C. (2015). "Effects of preharvest ultraviolet-C irradiation on fruit phytochemical profiles and antioxidant capacity in three strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cultivars", Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. doi : 10.1002/jsfa.7064







Other Science Related Publications:


  • Nicolas, O., Toussaint, V., Jenni, S., Charles, M.T., and Beaulieu, C. (2013). "Étude de facteurs contribuant à la tolérance des cultivars de laitue à la tache bactérienne causée par Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vitians.", 105e réunion annuelle de la SPPQ : Nano, l’infiniment petit : une solution d’avenir en phytoprotection., Québec, QC, Canada, 5-6 juin, 2013.


  • Goyette, B., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Effects of Hyperbaric treatment on quality attributes of tomato fruits.", 2010 ASABE Annual International Meeting, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 20-23, 2010, pp. 2734-2748.