Puissant influenceur des tendances en matière de décoration, l'Institut Pantone dictera-t-il maintenant le contenu de notre assiette? La couleur 2018 - l'ultraviolet - est aussi celle de l'igname pourpre, un légume hautement photogénique, candidat idéal pour ravir les comptes Instagram des foodies cette année (à défaut de séduire à coup sûr leurs papilles).
New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.
...Professors Timothy Geary (Institute of Parasitology) and Anja Geitmann (Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) were each awarded funding in this round.
Jaswinder Singh can hardly contain his excitement when talking about TLP8, a useful protein he discovered in barley. “It could revolutionize the brewing industry,” said the associate professor at McGill University’s plant science department.
...Singh and his research team identified 22 genes in barley that were related to the germination process.
It takes a long time to develop a new variety from scratch. Dr. Bruce Coulman of the University of Saskatchewan recently recalled the start of his forage breeding career at McGill University. McGill had allowed its forage breeding program to collapse, and had no breeding lines under development when Coulman started. Starting from scratch in 1976, Coulman registered his first forage variety in 1993.
[Bruce Coulman is a former professor from the Department of Plant Science and served as Departmental Chair]
Scientists at an international conference said on [November 30] that climate change was a global phenomenon that could only be controlled by planting more and more trees. This was stated in the concluding session of the first international conference on Conventional and Modern Approaches in Plant Sciences (CMAPS 17), organised by the Punjab University Department of Botany at Faisal Auditorium. [...] Dr Danielle Donnelly from McGill University Canada, [...] Dr Jaswinder Singh from McGill University Canada, [...] attended the event.
The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number — 23 projects totaling $4.2 million — in this latest round of the funding competition.
Congratulations to Faculty members Valérie Gravel (Plant Science) and Salwa Karboune (Food Science) who were among the recipients.
(Une collaboration de Valérie Gravel, agronome et professeure adjointe en horticulture durable, Université McGill)
« L’été au Québec est, pour plusieurs, synonyme d’abondance de petits fruits. La production locale de ces « super fruits », de plus en plus reconnus pour leurs bienfaits sur la santé humaine, fait face à une demande croissante. »
Every day after work, David Bernard-Perron, BSc(AgEnvSc)’12, MSc’15, heads out for a few laps “down the hill” on his mountain bike.
The hill in question is majestic Whistler Mountain, a short distance from his job as head agrologist at Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation.
Read more in The McGill News
In a study published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, McGill University researcher Jaswinder Singh and co-authors describe a new protein that could greatly improve brewing.
Coming to the aid of eastern Canadian hemp producers is Philippe Seguin, associate professor at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Seguin wants to help farmers in eastern Canada learn more about which hemp cultivars work best in their environment. He and his team of researchers selected 11 cultivars and planted them in seven different environments in Quebec. Seguin kept detailed records of when the seeds were planted and how much fertilizer was used.
29-year-old the lead agronomist for a Whistler marijuana company
As a 14-year-old loading soil at a Quebec poinsettia greenhouse, David Bernard-Perron [BSc (AES)'12, MSc'15] never would have expected he'd grow up to be the lead agronomist for a marijuana company in Whistler.
But at 29, that's exactly what he's doing, and the company he works for is at the forefront of quickly growing industry.
(Interview with Dr. Donald L. Smith Professor, McGill University; Director and CEO, BioFuelNet Canada)
"It is exciting to see a growing concern around the need to reduce GHGemissions.At McGill, there has been, and continues to be, some very good work around green chemistry, which is part of a greater sustainability approach. McGill has developed the use of micro beto-plant signal compounds as a wayto improve plant productivity, making more biomass available for both food and fuel."
Dans l’édifice qui accueillait autrefois la brasserie Dow, angle Peel et Notre-Dame, rebaptisé Carrefour d’innovation INGO, est installé un groupe de recherche qui se consacre au développement des carburants de l’avenir. BioFuelNet regroupe 75 chercheurs de 27 universités canadiennes et travaille avec 90 partenaires industriels. Sa mission : développer une industrie de biocarburants avancés prospère et durable. ...
Christmas is just under two weeks away, so if you haven't picked out a tree yet, the clock is ticking. [CTV News Montreal] asked David Wees from the Plant Science Department of McGill University for some tips on what to look for.