PhD Oral Defences

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Oral Defence Guidelines (Reference)


Life Detection and Taxonomic Characterization with Minion Sequencing in Mars and Icy Worlds Analogue Environments

Catherine Maggiori, Natural Resource Sciences

November 16, 2022 | Supervisor: L. Whyte

Development of a Multi-Scenario Multi-Objective Analysis Framework to Explore Optimal, Resilient and Robust Solutions in Coupled Human-Water Systems

Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, Bioresource Engineering

November 25, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Adamowski

Schistosoma mansoni-derived Extracellular Vesicles: Content, Origins, and Functions

Maude Dagenais, Institute of Parasitology

November 29, 2022 | Supervisor: T. Geary / Co-Supervisor: T. Long

Understanding how to increase women’s acceptance of and access to palm weevil larvae in peri-urban communities in the Ashanti region in Ghana

Loloah Chamoun, Human Nutrition

December 6, 2022 | Supervisor: H. Melgar-Quiñonez

Cellulose Nanocrystals Derived from Waste Textile for the Construction of Antibacterial Packaging Materials

Shuting Huang, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

December 7, 2022 | Supervisor: Y. Wang


a weed in soilEarly Plant Cellular Responses to Carbon Dioxide (co2) and Mechanical Wounding: Redox and Transcriptomics

Julian Martinez Henao, Plant Science

January 21, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Bede


a brown bat perched on a branchCitizen Science and Development of Innovative Tools to Improve Conservation of Threatened Bats

Amélie Fontaine, Natural Resource Sciences

February 9, 2022 | Supervisor: K. Elliott (NRS) | Co-Supervisor : A. Simard (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec)


three baby chicks being held in the palm of someone's hand

Effects of Bacillus Probiotics and Transfer of Fecal Microbiota on Production, Health, and Gut Microbiota of Broiler Chickens

Muhammad Bilal, Animal Science

February 21, 2022 | Supervisor: X. Zhao


diagram depicting life span of a cowLong Live the Cow: Using Machine Learning to Analyze Welfare, Longevity, Productivity, and Profitability of Dairy Cows

Gabriel M. Dallago, Animal Science

February 24, 2022 | Supervisor: E. Vasseur


diagram about dietary particlesUnderstanding the Transformation of Silica and Titania Particles in Food and their Interactions with Proteins of Relevance to Human Nutrition and Health

Wut Hmone Phue, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

February 28, 2022 | Supervisor: S. George


wildfire mapsAdvancing Wildfire Monitoring Using Multi-Scale Earth Observations

Morgan A. Crowley, Natural Resource Sciences

March 8, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Cardille


plasma researchPlasma-Activated Water for Fresh Food Disinfection

Sellam Perinban, Bioresource Engineering

March 16, 2022 | Supervisor: V. Orsat | Co-Supervisor G.S.V. Raghavan


Polyetic Development of the Obligate Biotrophic Plant Pathogen Peronospora Destructor

Hervé Van der Heyden, Plant Science

March 29, 2022 | Supervisor: J.-B. Charron (PlantSci) | Co-Supervisor: O. Carisse (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)


Metabolomic Modeling Approach for Functional Microbiome Analysis

Jasmine Chong, Parasitology

April 20, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Xia


Biotransformation of Biomass Waste Residues into Value-Added Chemicals using Filamentous Fungi

Derek Troiano, Bioresource Engineering

April 21, 2022 | Supervisor: V. Orsat, | Co-Supervisor: M.-J. Dumont


Characterization of Germination-Associated Thaumatin-like Proteins in Barley

Irfan Iqbal, Plant Science

April 26, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Singh


Development of a Non-Targeted Approach to Study the Uptake, Impact and Thermal Degradation of Nanoencapsulated Pesticides in Strawberry Plants and Fruits

Peiying Wang, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

May 10, 2022 | Supervisor: S. Bayen (FoodSci), | Co-Supervisor: V. Gravel (PlantSci)


Systematics, Taxonomy, and Diversity of Neotropical Leaf-Miner Flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae)

Stéphanie Boucher, Natural Resource Sciences

May 30, 2022 | Supervisor: C. Buddle


Designing Toxicogenomics to Support Decision Making in Environmental Toxicology

Jessica Ewald, Natural Resource Sciences

June 6, 2022 | Supervisor: N. Basu


Understanding Staphylococcus aureus and Associated Inter-Bacterial Interactions to Develop Prophylactics and Therapeutics for Bovine Clinical Mastitis

Soyoun Park, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

June 8, 2022 | Supervisor: J. Ronholm

An Adverse Outcome Pathway Model Approach for Understanding the Effects of Ingested Nanoparticles on the Gastrointestinal Tract

Ke Xu, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

July 6, 2022 | Supervisor: S. George (FoodSci), Co-Supervisor: N. Basu (Human Nutrition)


Architected Cellular Ferroelectric Metamaterials

Jiahao Shi, Bioresource Engineering

July 13, 2022 | Supervisor: H. Akbarzadeh


The Development of Aptamers for use with Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Sensing as a Novel Detection Method for Legionella pneumophila (Lp)

Mariam Saad, Natural Resource Sciences

August 2, 2022 | Supervisor: S. Faucher, Co-Supervisor: M. Tabrizian (Biomedical Engineering)


Effects of environmental factors and agronomic practices on greenhouse gas emissions (Lp)

Kosoluchukwu Ekwunife, Bioresource Engineering

October 21, 2022 | Supervisor: C.A. Madramootoo


Development of an Intelligent System to Monitor Visual Attributes of Food in Real-time during Fluidized Bed Drying (Lp)

Anthony Chukwuemeka Iheonye, Bioresource Engineering

October 25, 2022 | Supervisor: G.S.V. Raghavan


Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Participatory Video Education Intervention on Critical Nutrition Literacy of Adolescent Girls in Rural Ghana

Mona Ghadirian, School of Human Nutrition

October 26, 2022 | Supervisor: G. Marquis


Back to top