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Humphreys, Gavin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist -Wheat Breeder

Contact Information:

K.W. Neatby Bldg., 960 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1636
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: gavin.humphreys@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Hard red winter wheat breeding
  • Soft white winter wheat breeding
  • Marker assisted selection
  • Doubled haploid production
  • Fusarium head blight resistance
  • Improved disease resistance and grain yield through pre-breeding

Current Projects:

  • Develop hard red and soft white winter wheat cultivars with high grain yield, resistance to Fusarium head blight and desirable enduse quality for eastern Canada
  • Molecular mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance in the winter wheat cross: ‘AC Morley x Emerson’

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
  • Adjunct Professor, Deparment of Plant Science, University of Manitoba
  • Associate Member, Canadian Seed Growers' Association

Research publications

2016

2015

  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2015). "Stem rust resistance: two approaches.", in Ogihara, Y. et al. (eds.) - Proceedings of the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Springer, Chapter 20, pp. 183-192.
  • Humphreys, D.G. and Knox, R.E. (2015). "Doubled Haploid Breeding in Cereals.", in Al-Khayri, J.M. et al. (eds.) - Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools, Springer, pp. 241-290.

2014

  • Humphreys, D.G., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., Brule-Babel, A., DePauw, R.M., Fetch Jr., T.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2014). "Agronomic suitability of German spring wheat sources of Fusarium Head Blight resistance for western Canada.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014.

2013

2012

  • Fox, S.L., Lamb, R.J., McKenzie, R.I.H., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., Townley-Smith, T.F., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Fernandez, M.R., Despins, T., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2012). "Registration of ‘Fieldstar’ Hard Red Spring Wheat.", Journal of Plant Registrations, 6(2), pp. 161-168. doi : 10.3198/jpr2011.06.0329crc

2011

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Cao, W., Humphreys, D.G., Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xue, A.G., Zhang, L., and Chi, D. (2016). "Development of aneuploids in wheat by means of doubled haploid technology- corn pollen method. (https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/webprogram/Paper19120.html).", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016, Poster and Abstract, P0257.
  • Humphreys, D.G. and Graf, R.J. (2016). "Winter Wheat Improvement in Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada.", Invited talk at 2016 Workshop of the Joint AAFC-Yangzhou University Laboratory, Yangzhou, China, March 23-25, 2016. (Presentation)
  • Humphreys, D.G. and Graf, R.J. (2016). "Winter Wheat Improvement in Canada: An Overview.", Invited Keynote Address: 2016 Annual Meeting of the CIMMYT-International Winter Wheat Improvement Program, Ilgaz, Turkey, January 12-14, 2016. (Presentation)

2015

  • Humphreys, D.G. (2015). "AAFC Winter Wheat Improvement for Eastern Canada: 2015 Update.", Invited talk at Maritime Branch CSGA meeting, Moncton, NB, Canada, December 2-3, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Humphreys, D.G., Cao, W., Kalikililo, A., Langille, L., McCartney, C.A., Blackwell, B.A., and Graf, R.J. (2015). "Enhancing Tools for Fusarium Resistance Breeding in Canadian Winter Wheat.", 2015 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, St. Louis, MO, USA, December 6-8, 2015. (Poster)
  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2015). "Targeting high impact wheat resistance genes for leaf rust, Ug99 stem rust and wheat midge.", Canadian Wheat Alliance Annual Science and Business Meeting (Invited), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-16, 2015. (Presentation)
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cabral, A.L., Panwar, V., Pozniak, C.J., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., and Jordan, M.C. (2015). "Progress towards sequencing the leaf rust resistance gene Lr16.", 9th International Wheat Conference 2015, Sydney, Australia, September 20-25, 2015.

2014

  • Brûlé-Babel, A.L., DePauw, R.M., Cuthbert, R.D., Pozniak, C.J., Hucl, P.J., Spaner, D.M., Randhawa, H.S., Graf, R.J., Kirigw, F., Humphreys, D.G., and Tamburic-Ilincic, L. (2014). "Breeding for FHB resistance: Progress and challenges.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014.
  • Humphreys, D.G., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., DePauw, R.M., Fetch Jr., T.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2014). "Agronomic suitability of German spring wheat sources of Fusarium Head Blight resistance for western Canada.", 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 8-11, 2014, Abstract and Poster, pp. 88.
  • Humphreys, D.G., Brûlé-Babel, A.L., DePauw, R.M., Fetch Jr., T.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2014). "Field evaluation of German spring wheat sources of Fusarium Head Blight resistance in western Canada.", Canadian Society of Agronomy & Canadian Society for Horticultural Science Joint Annual Conference, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, July 10-12, 2014.
  • Jordan, M.C., Cabral, A.L., McCartney, C., Humphreys, D.G., and Pozniak, C.J. (2014). "High density SNP mapping and genome synteny to identify candidate genes underlying QTL for pre-harvest sprouting.", Wheat Breeding 2014, Harpenden, UK, January 29-30, 2014, Oral presentation. (Abstract)
  • Jordan, M.C., Cabral, A.L., McCartney, C., and Humphreys, D.G. (2014). "High density SNP mapping and genome synteny to identify candidate genes underlying QTL for pre-harvest sprouting.", 2014 World Forum of Biology, Savannah, GA, USA, May 31-June 4, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Jordan, M.C., Cabral, A.L., McCartney, C.A., and Humphreys, D.G. (2014). "High density SNP mapping and genome synteny to identify candidate genes underlying QTL for pre-harvest sprouting.", 2014 World Forum of Biology, Savannah, GA, USA, May 31-June 4, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Stem rust resistance - two approaches.", 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS), Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013, Invited presentation.
  • Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., Zegeye, T., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCartney, C.A. (2013). "Molecular Diagnosis of SrCad and Sr42 resistance genes.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 2013.
  • McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Cabral, A.L., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Jordan, M.C., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Fellers, J.P., Rezac, N., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Pozniak, C.J., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Molecular Analysis of the Lr16 Locus.", North American Cereal Rust Workers Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, March 20, 2013.

2012

  • Humphreys, D.G., DePauw, R.M., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., Cuthbert, R.D., Fox, S.L., and Randhawa, H.S. (2012). "Weathering and pre‐harvest sprouting resistance.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 92, pp. 593. (Abstract)
  • Humphreys, D.G., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Gilbert, J., Menzies, J.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., and Lukow, O.M. (2012). "Development of hard white spring wheat for Western Canada.", 2012 American Society of Agronomy, Cincinnati, OH, USA. (Poster)
  • Knox, R.E., Hucl, P.J., Cuthbert, R.D., Singh, A.K., Clarke, F.R., DePauw, R.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Clarke, J.M., Randhawa, H.S., Spaner, D.M., McCartney, C., Gaudet, D.A., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J.R., Fetch Jr., T.G., McCallum, B.D., and Brûlé-Babel, A.L. (2012). "Phenomics.", Canadian Triticum Advancement through Genomics (CTAG) annual meeting 2014, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
  • Lukow, O.M., Adams, K., Brown, P.D., DePauw, R.M., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., and Suchy, J. (2012). "Measurement of Phenolics, Carotenoids and Chlorophylls During Wheat Development in Different Environments.", Pittcon 2012, Orlando, FL, USA, March 11-16, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • DePauw, R.M., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., Humphreys, D.G., Fox, S.L., and Hucl, P.J. (2011). "Breeding for Pre-Harvest Sprouting Resistance in Canadian Wheat: Challenges & Successes.", 12th International Symposium on Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Cereals (ISPHSC), Red Deer, AB, Canada, July 24-27, 2011.
  • DePauw, R.M., Somers, D.J., Cuthbert, R.D., McCallum, B.D., Knox, R.E., Voldeng, H.D., Humphreys, D.G., Fox, S.L., Singh, A.K., McCartney, C.A., and Fedak, G. (2011). "Are QTLs for fusarium head blight response additive?", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 70.
  • Fox, S.L., DePauw, R.M., Humphreys, D.G., Hucl, P.J., Singh, A.K., Pozniak, C.J., Brown, P.D., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Voldeng, H.D., McCartney, C.A., Hiebert, C.W., Knox, R.E., Thomas, J.B., Townley-Smith, L., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2011). "Canadian initiatives in breeding for stem rust resistance to race Ug99 and variants.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011, pp. 121-126.
  • Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Thomas, J.B., Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2011). "Breeding for Canada’s premier wheat marker class: Canadian Western Red Spring.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Humphreys, D.G. (2011). "Weathering and pre-harvest sprouting resistance.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Humphreys, D.G., DePauw, R.M., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., Cuthbert, R.D., Fox, S.L., and Randhawa, H.S. (2011). "Weathering and pre-harvest sprouting resistance.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • McCallum, B.D., Humphreys, D.G., DePauw, R.M., and Hiebert, C.W. (2011). "The effect of leaf rust on ‘Thatcher’ near-isogenic wheat lines.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Nilsen, K., Humphreys, D.G., Randhawa, H.S., Martin, R.C., McCartney, C., McCallum, B.D., and Pozniak, C.J. (2011). "Mapping field reaction to leaf and stripe rust in the spring wheat cross RL4452 x AC Domain.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011, Presentation.
  • Singh, A.K., DePauw, R.M., Cuthbert, R.D., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Brown, P.D., Fox, S.L., and Humphreys, D.G. (2011 Internal). Annual Report 2010-11. AAFC/WGRF Five Year Core Agreement. (Report)

2010

  • DePauw, R.M., Knox, R.E., Thomas, J.B., Humphreys, D.G., Fox, S.L., Brown, P.D., Singh, A.K., Randhawa, H.S., Hucl, P.J., Pozniak, C.J., Fowler, D.B., Graf, R.J., and Brûlé-Babel, A.L. (2010). "New breeding tools impact Canadian commercial farmer fields.", 8th International Wheat Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1-4, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., DePauw, R.M., Singh, A.K., Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., and Brown, P.D. (2010 Internal). Annual Report 2009-10. AAFC/WGRF Funding Agreement 2005-2010. 53 p. (Report)

2009

  • DePauw, R.M., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., Humphreys, D.G., Knox, R.E., Pozniak, C.J., Thomas, J.B., Singh, A.K., Graf, R.J., Randhawa, H.S., Fox, S.L., Brown, P.D., Clarke, F.R., and Clarke, J.M. (2009). "Sources of resistance to stem rust race Ug99 and its variants in Canadian wheat germplasm.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009, pp. 171-178.
  • Fox, S.L., Thomas, J.T., Sadasivaiah, R.S., Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Hucl, P.J., Pozniak, C.J., DePauw, R.M., Singh, A.K., Knox, R.E., Brown, P.D., Humphreys, D.G., Randhawa, H.S. (2009). "Progress in breeding for FHB resistance in Canadian Spring Wheat - 2009.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009.
  • Hiebert, C.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Genetics and mapping of stem rust resistance genes conferring resistance to raceUg99 (TTKS) in the wheat cultivars Webster, Peace, and AC Cadillac.", 12th International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Antalya, Turkey, October 13-16, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Humphreys, D.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Resistance to the stem rust race Ug99 in the Canadian spring wehat cultivar Peace.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009. (Poster)
  • Lukow, O.M., Suchy, J., Adams, K., Brown, D.C.W., DePauw, R.M., Hatcher, D., Humphreys, D.G., and McCaig, T.N. (2009). "Association of yellow color and carotenoid content in wheat grain, flour and bread.", 9th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6-9, 2009. (Poster)
  • Lukow, O.M., Suchy, J., Adams, K., Brown, D.C.W., DePauw, R.M., Hatcher, D., Humphreys, D.G., and McCaig, T.N. (2009). "Influence of immature grain on wheat breadmaking quality.", 9th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6-9, 2009. (Poster)
  • Rampitsch, C., Somers, D.J., Tamburic-Ilincic, L., Fedak, G., Ouellet, T., Humphreys, D.G., and DePauw, R.M. (2009). "Strategic application of proteomics and plant genotyping toward improved FHB resistance in Canadian wheat.", GABI 9th Statusseminar, Potsdam, Germany, March 3-5, 2009. (Poster)
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