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Last name : PARKIN
First name : Isobel
Entrance year : 2021
Occupation : Research Scientist
Company : Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Address : 107 Science Place, S7N 0X2 Saskatoon / Canada
Main fields of interest :
  • Seeds, genetics
  • Plant physiology
  • Agronomy
Professional experience : * 1991-1994: Research Assistant, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK: Development and application of RFLP markers for genetic analysis of Brassica species * 1994-1997: Postdoc, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK: Comparative mapping between Brassica and Arabidopsis * 1997-1999: NSERC Visiting Fellow, AAFC, Saskatoon Research Centre: Establishment of genomics tools for Brassica physical mapping and functional characterisation of candidate genes * 1999-present: Brassica Genomics Research Scientist, AAFC, Saskatoon Research Centre * 2004-present: Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
Education : * 1989-1990: MSc in Computer Science, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK * 1991-1995: PhD, University of East Anglia: Genetic analysis of the amphidiploid genome of Brassica napus
Selected publications : * EE Higgins, EC Howell, SJ Armstrong, IAP Parkin. A major quantitative trait locus on chromosome A9, BnaPh1, controls homoeologous recombination in Brassica napus. New Phytologist 229 (6), 3281-3293. * NJ Larkan, L Ma, P Haddadi, M Buchwaldt, IAP Parkin, M Djavaheri, ... The Brassica napus wall‐associated kinase‐like (WAKL) gene Rlm9 provides race‐specific blackleg resistance. The Plant Journal 104 (4), 892-900. * S Perumal, CS Koh, L Jin, M Buchwaldt, EE Higgins, C Zheng, D Sankoff, ...A high-contiguity Brassica nigra genome localizes active centromeres and defines the ancestral Brassica genome. Nature Plants 6 (8), 929-941. * S Kagale, C Koh, J Nixon, V Bollina, WE Clarke, R Tuteja, C Spillane, ...The emerging biofuel crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure. Nature Communications 5 (1), 1-11. * B Chalhoub, F Denoeud, S Liu, IAP Parkin, H Tang, X Wang, J Chiquet, ...Early allopolyploid evolution in the post-Neolithic Brassica napus oilseed genome. Science 345 (6199), 950-953. I* AP Parkin, C Koh, H Tang, SJ Robinson, S Kagale, WE Clarke, CD Town, ...Transcriptome and methylome profiling reveals relics of genome dominance in the mesopolyploid Brassica oleracea. Genome Biology 15 (6), 1-18