Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

FAES in Brief:  Research Expertise Relevant to the Cannabis Industry

  • Cultivation
  • Extraction
  • Formulation
  • Health

Cultivation

•Indoor cultivation, soil-less production systems

•Greenhouse technology

•Genetics, breeding, in vitro culture

•Metabolic profiling, Plant hotobiology

•Plant-microbe interactions, Plant diseases

•Integrated pest management

Extraction

•Thermal treatment of biomass

•Microbial identification

•Infrared imaging

•Detection of contaminants

•Risk assessment

•Isolation of functional molecules

 

Formulation

•Bioavailability

•Nanomaterials for therapeutics

•Microencapsulation

•Thermally generated toxicants and aromas

•Spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging technologies

•Processing and packaging

•Shelf life

Health

•Identification of bioactive phytonutrients and phytochemicals

•Testing of bioactive properties of plant food extracts

•Characterization of metabolites and plant phytochemicals as potential treatment for autoimmune disorders.
[Note that additional health related research programs can be accessed through McGill’s Faculty of Medicine]

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