Robinson, Steve, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9404
Fax: 306-385-9482

Areas of Expertise:

  • Molecular genetics
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Epigenetics
  • Stress physiology
  • Bioinformatics

Current Projects:

  • Comparative genome analysis among the Brassicaceae
  • Uncovering Hidden Traits in Crop Plants - determining the extent of epigenetic regulation in Brassica species
  • Unravelling low temperature adaptation through comparative genomics strategies in the Brassicaceae
  • Functional genomics of abiotic stress
  • Strawberry epigenetics


  • American Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists

Research Publications:

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





Other Science Related Publications:


  • Robinson, S.J., Cartar, R.V., Hoover, S.E.R., and Pernal, S.F. (2014). "Determinants of pollination, insect visitation, and nectar availability in commercial canola (Brassica napus L.)", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014, Presentation.


  • Parkin, I.A.P., Kagale, S., and Robinson, S.J. (2012). "Capturing the Leaf Transcriptome of Isatis tinctoria L.", 6th International Symposium on Brassica and 18th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 12-16, 2012.


  • Robinson, S.J. and Parkin, I.A.P. (2009). "Bridging the Gene-to-Function Knowledge Gap Through Functional Genomics.", in Gustafson, J.P., Langridge, P., and Somers, D.J. (eds.) - Plant Genomics: Methods and Protocols. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology. Vol. 513, Humana Press Inc, USA, pp. 153-173.
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