Generating a rapid and low-cost diagnosis of fungi on wheat

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Sean Walkowiak
Institution: Canadian Grain Commission
Total WGRF Funding: $133,550
Co-Funders: Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years

Construct a 'reference panel' of Fusarium and rust fungi. Optimize sample preparation and generate MALDI-TOF profiles for the 'reference panel'. Detailed profiling of the 'reference panel' using genetics, genomics, and analytical chemistry.