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Laurie, John, D. Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Enabling Technologies

Contact Information:

5403-1st Avenue South
PO Box 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-2267

Areas of Expertise:

  • Germline gene editing in wheat and maize
  • Plant reproduction and endosperm development
  • Epigenetic analysis including RNAi
  • Transposable elements and genome evolution
  • Plant tissue culture

Current Projects:

  • Germline editing in wheat and other small grain cereals
  • Improvement of isolated microspore culture
  • Further development of nanocarrier-cargo technology
  • Genomics for precision genome editing

Research publications




Other science related publications


  • Bakkeren, G., Ali, S., Laurie, J.D., Cervantes-Chávez, J.A., Song, X., and Linning, R. (2010). "Genetic and genomic studies to understand the molecular basis of sex and pathogenicity in Ustilago species.", XVI Biennial Workshop on the Smuts and Bunts, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 14-18, 2010. (Presentation)


  • Ali, S., Laurie, J.D., Linning, R., and Bakkeren, G. (2009). "Analysis of a genomic region in the barley smut fungus, Ustilago hordei, containing a cluster of predicted secreted proteins and an avirulence function.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
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