Parkin, Isobel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9434
Fax: 306-385-9482
Email: isobel.parkin@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Brassica genomics, comparative genome organisation, global gene expression analysis, abiotic stress responses

Current Projects:

  • Genomics, genetics and bioinformatics platforms
  • Functional genomics of stress resistance in plants

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan

Research Publications:

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Gao, P., Li, X.L., Cui, D., Wu, L., Parkin, I.A.P., and Gruber, M.Y. (2010). "A new dominant Arabidopsis transparent testa mutant, sk21-D, and modulation of seed flavonoid biosynthesis by KAN4.", Plant Biotechnology Journal, 8(9), pp. 979-993. doi : 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2010.00525.x
  • Mun, J.H., Kwon, S.J., Seol, Y.-J., Kim, J.A., Jin, M., Kim, J.S., Lim, M.-H., Lee, S.-I., Hong, J.K., Park, T.-H., Lee, S.-C., Kim, B.-J., Seo, M.-S., Baek, S., Lee, M.-J., Shin, J.Y., Hahn, J.-H., Hwang, Y.-J., Lim, K.-B., Park, J.-Y., Lee, J., Yang, T.-J., Yu, H.-J., Choi, I.-Y., Choi, B.-S., Choi, S.R., Ramchiary, N., Lim, Y.P., Fraser, F.C., Drou, N., Soumpourou, E., Trick, M., Bancroft, I., Sharpe, A.G., Parkin, I.A.P., Batley, J., Edwards, D.J., and Park, B.S. (2010). "Sequence and structure of Brassica rapa chromosome A3.", Genome Biology, 11(9, Article R94). doi : 10.1186/gb-2010-11-9-r94
  • Parkin, I.A.P., Bekkaoui, F., Links, M.G., Nowak, J.J., Wood, R., Gilkinson, C., and Sharpe, A.G. (2010). "Beyond Brassica rapa: facilitating Brassica research through whole genome sequencing.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010.
  • Parkin, I.A.P., Clarke, W.E., Sidebottom, C., Zhang, W., Robinson, S.J., Links, M.G., Karcz, S.R., Higgins, E.E., Fobert, P., and Sharpe, A.G. (2010). "Towards unambiguous transcript mapping in the allotetraploid Brassica napus.", Genome, 53(11), pp. 929-938. doi : 10.1139/G10-053

2009

  • Himelblau, E., Gilchrist, E.J., Buono, K., Bizzell, C., Mentzer, L., Vogelzang, R., Osborn, T.C., Amasino, R.M., Parkin, I.A.P., and Haughn, G.W. (2009). "Forward and reverse genetics of rapid-cycling Brassica oleracea.", Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), 118(5), pp. 953-961. doi : 10.1007/s00122-008-0952-7
  • Karcz, S.R., Links, M.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2009). "Development of a simple method for representation of genomics features as file system objects with extended attributes.", Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2009.
  • Robinson, S.J., Tang, L.H., Mooney, B.G., McKay, S.J., Clarke, W.E., Links, M.G., Karcz, S.R., Regan, S., Wu, Y.-Y., Gruber, M.Y., Cui, D., Yu, M., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2009). "An archived activation tagged population of Arabidopsis thaliana to facilitate forward genetics approaches.", BMC Plant Biology, 9:101. doi : 10.1186/1471-2229-9-101

Other Science Related Publications:

2013

  • Mayerhofer, R., Wilde, K., Mayerhofer, M., Lydiate, D.J., Bansal, V.K., Good, A.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2013). "Complexities of chromosome landing in a highly duplicated genome: Toward map-based cloning of a gene controlling blackleg resistance in Brassica napus.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Parkin, I.A.P. (2013). "Sequencing U's Triangle: Update and Insights From The B and C Genomes.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013. (Presentation)

2012

  • Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2012). "Advances in sclerotinia resistance research.", Canola Industry Meeting, Garden Inn Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 5, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2012). "Characterization of S. sclerotiorum clones in western Canada for pathogenicity and genomic relatedness.", Canola Cluster update, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 21, 2012.
  • Clarke, W.E., Navarre, C., Gajardo, H.A., Gerhardt, D.J., Sharpe, A.G., Parkin, I.A.P., Federico, M.L., and Iniguez-Luy, F.L. (2012). "High throughput SNP genotyping in Brassica napus L.: SNP detection in genomic areas associated to traits of agronomical and nutritional importance.", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012.
  • Hegedus, D.D., Buchwaldt, L., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2012). "Development of sclerotinia resistant Brassica napus lines and molecular markers for marker-assisted breeding.", Canola Cluster update, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 21, 2012.
  • Kagale, S., Koh, C., Bollina, V., Clarke, C., Sharpe, A.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2012). "Genome Sequencing and Analysis of the Emerging Oilseed Crop Camelina sativa.", 6th International Symposium on Brassica and 18th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 12-16, 2012.
  • Parkin, I.A.P. (2012). "Uncovering the Ancestral Blocks Reveals the Hexaploid Genome of the Emerging Biofuel Crop, Camelina sativa.", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Brassica workshop, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012. (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.
  • Parkin, I.A.P., Koh, C., Clarke, C., Navabi, Z.-K., and Sharpe, A.G. (2012). "Exploring the Brassica B Genome at the Whole Genome Sequence Level.", 6th International Symposium on Brassica and 18th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, Catania, Sicily, Italy, November 12-16, 2012.

2011

  • Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "Sclerotinia resistance in B. napus – an update.", Cargill, Aberdeen, SK, Canada, November 23, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Clarke, W.E., Sidebottom, C., Parkin, I.A.P., and Sharpe, A.G. (2011). "SaskPrimer - An automated pipeline for design of intron-spanning PCR primers in non-model organisms.", IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA, November 12-15, 2011, pp. 173-177.
  • Eynck, C., Clarke, W.E., Séguin-Swartz, G.T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "Stopping the enemy in its tracks – towards understanding the role of monolignol biosynthesis in resistance of Camelina sativa to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 33(2), pp. 275. (Abstract)
  • Eynck, C., Clarke, W.E., Sidebottom, C., Séguin-Swartz, G.T., Sharpe, A.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "A new crop threatened by a long-known pathogen: studies on resistance of Camelina sativa to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.", Camelina Project (Genome Atlantic) Annual General Meeting, Truro, NS, Canada, June 2011.
  • Eynck, C., Clarke, W.E., Sidebottom, C., Sharpe, A.G., Séguin-Swartz, G.T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "Molecular analysis of resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Camelina sativa.", 13th International Rapeseed Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2011.
  • Fu, F., Harrington, M., Hegedus, D.D., Bekkaoui, D.R., Parkin, I.A.P., and Buchwaldt, L. (2011). "Co-location of defence genes from expression studies with QTLs conferring sclerotinia resitance in Brassica napus.", 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, August 22-25, 2011. (Workshop)
  • Gruber, M.Y., Li, X., Gao, P., Cui, D., Yu, M., Nayidu, N., Alahakoon, U.I., Wei, S., Yu, B., Holowachuk, J., Bonham-Smith, P.C., Regan, S., Hannoufa, A., Hossein, Z., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "Unravelling Mysteries in the Regulation of Plant Secondary Metabolites and Non-glandular Trichomes: New Mechanisms and Crop Applications.", 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Fairmont Orchid Hotel and HILO Conference Centre, Kohala Coast, Big Island, HI, USA, December 10-15, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Gyawali, S., Buchwaldt, L., Harrington, M., Parkin, I.A.P., Bekkaoui, D.R., Horner, K., Higgins, E.E., and Hegedus, D.D. (2011). "Association mapping of stem rot resistance in a world collection of Brassica napus.", American Phytopathological Society (APS) 2011 Joint Annual Meeting & International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IPPC), Honolulu, HI, USA, August 6-10, 2011.
  • Hannoufa, A., Wei, S., Gruber, M.Y., Khachatourians, G.G., Wang, Y., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "MicroRNA156: A new player in regulating carotenoid accumulation in plants.", Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists Eastern Regional Meeting & Plant Development Workshop / Congrès de la Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale & Congrès de Développement Végétale (Congrès Régional de l’Est), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 2-3, 2011, SB-1, pp. 17.
  • Hegedus, D.D., Buchwaldt, L., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). A genomics approach to sclerotinia resistance in Brassica napus. SaskCanola 20th Anniversary Research Summary., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)/Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada (AAC). (Report)
  • Kutcher, H.R., Dokken-Bouchard, F.L., Turkington, T.K., Fernando, W.G.D., Boyetchko, S.M., Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2011). "Managing sclerotinia stem rot in canola.", Canola Research Summit meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, April 12-13, 2011.

2010

  • Buchwaldt, L., Hegedus, D.D., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2010). "Sclerotinia research at AAFC, Saskatoon.", Canola Industry Meeting, Garden Inn Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 8, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Eynck, C., Clarke, W.E., Sidebottom, C., Sharpe, A.G., Séguin-Swartz, G.T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2010). "Sclerotinia stem rot resistance in Camelina sativa.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS-SK) Saskatchewan Regional 2010 Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 9, 2010.
  • Eynck, C., Sidebottom, C., Clarke, W.E., Sharpe, A.G., Séguin-Swartz, G.T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2010). "SNP discovery in Camelina sativa – towards identifying molecular markers for resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.", 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop Brassica, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, September 5-8, 2010.
  • Eynck, C., Singh, R., Higgins, E.E., Gugel, R.K., Huebert, T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2010). "Development of genomic resources for Camelina sativa.", 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop Brassica, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, September 5-8, 2010.
  • Singh, R., Higgins, E.E., Gugel, R.K., Huebert, T., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2010). "Development of genomic resources for Camelina sativa.", 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop Brassica, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, September 5-8, 2010.

2009

  • Drury, C.F., Parkin, I.A.P., Reynolds, W.D., Saso, J.K., Lauzon, J.D., Zhang, T.Q., Tan, C.S., Yang, J.Y., Yang, X.M., Welacky, T.W., and Reid, K. (2009). "Refining the N index to determine the risk of nitrate contamination of surface and groundwater for Ontario soils.", Nutrient Management Joint Research Forum, Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, Guelph, ON, Canada, March 3, 2009. (Presentation)
  • 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.