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.


  • Kagale, S., Koh, C.S., Nixon, J.H., Bollina, V., Clarke, W.E., Tuteja, R., Spillane, C., Robinson, S.J., Links, M.G., Clarke, C., Higgins, E.E., Huebert, T., Sharpe, A.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2014). "The emerging biofuel crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure.", Nature Communications, 5(April: Article number 3706), pp. 1-11. doi : 10.1038/ncomms4706
  • Kagale, S., Robinson, S.J., Nixon, J.H., Xiao, R., Huebert, T., Condie, J., Kessler, D., Clarke, W.E., Edger, P.P., Links, M.G., Sharpe, A.G., and Parkin, I.A.P. (2014). "Polyploid evolution of the Brassicaceae during the Cenozoic era.", Plant Cell, 26(7), pp. 2777-2791. doi : 10.1105/tpc.114.126391




Other Science Related Publications:


  • 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.