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Plant Secondary Chemistry: from Biochemistry to Applications

Markham, John [1].

Plant Secondary Chemistry: from Biochemistry to Applications.

Overview: The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the different Societies of Plant Canada to discuss a topic of joint interest. In keeping with the theme of the 2015 meeting “Science for Plants and People” our symposium examines the biochemistry of plant secondary chemistry and its human use and management. Speakers will include an ethnobotanist, a pathologist, a cereal scientist, a plant physiologist and a biochemist. This should be of broad interest to all members of the Plant Canada Societies as well as other participating societies. We would also like to use a few minutes at the end of the symposium to give out some Plant Canada awards. There will be no other forum available during the conference to give out these awards. Sponsor: Plant Canada Financial support: $3000 ($500 per speaker) from Plant Canada Speakers (confirmed): John Arnason. Biology Department, University of Ottawa. Dr. Arnason is an phytochemist and studies the ethnopharmacology of native peoples including northern Cree and Mayans. Jake Stout. Biological Sciences. University of Manitoba. Dr. Stout is a newly appointed Assistant Professor. His research focuses on the biochemistry of medicinal plants, including Cannabis sativa and Tabernanthe iboga. Samir Debnath. Agriculture Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dr. Debnath studies antioxidant production in a number of native and bred fruit bearing plants. He is also involved in breeding plant for increased antioxidant production. Fouad Daayf. Department of Plant Science. University of Manitoba. Dr. Daayf is a plant pathologist focusing on the mechanisms of plant defense and pathogen counter-defense during plant-pathogen interactions. Nancy Ames. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. Dr Ames research is on the genetic, environmental and processing factors that affect the nutritional quality and health benefits of grains. Peter Fachini. Canada Research Chair in Plant Biotechnology, Biological Science University of Calgary. Dr. Fachini studies the metabolism and biosynthesis of pharmaceutical plant alkaloid compounds in a number of groups of plants including opium poppies and Ephedra.

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1 - University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, CA

plant secondary chemistry

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY01
Location: Hall C/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY01SUM
Abstract ID:10
Candidate for Awards:None

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