Événements passés

28-30 septembre 2015 - 3e Sommet sur les génomes des conifères

16-18 juin 2014 - 2e Sommet sur les génomes des conifères

23-27 novembre 2013 - SMarTForests présenta, en collaboration avec l'Institut forestier du Canada, une série de conférences électroniques portant sur la génomique forestière et ses retombées :

  • 13 novembre: Introduction à la génétique et la génomique forestières et application de la sélection génomique à la qualité du bois, par John MacKay et Jean Bousquet, contribution de Jean Beaulieu
  • 20 novembre: Aspects génomiques de la résistance aux insectes chez l’épinette et applications en amélioration génétique, par Alvin Yanchuk et Jörg Bohlmann
  • 27 novembre: L’application de la génomique pour améliorer la croissance des arbres, une approche économiquement et socialement acceptable?, par Nancy Gélinas et Gary Bull

7 mai 2013 - Colloque "Génomique et développement durable: des pistes de solutions" présenté dans le cadre du congrès de l'ACFAS 2013.

Infolettres

Infolettre - édition 4 (juillet 2015)
Infolettre - édition 3 (novembre 2014)
Infolettre - édition 2 (novembre 2013) 
Infolettre - édition 1 (décembre 2012)

Couvertures & Communiqués de Presse

Awards 

  • J Bohlmann. September 2015. Fellowship. Royal Society of Canada. 
  • J Bohlmann. July 2015. Thomson Reuters Ranking, The world's most influential minds, 2015.
  • I Birol. June 2015. SIB International Bioinformatics Resource Award 2015. Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. 
  • S Ahmed. March 2015. 3rd Prize, Poster presentation. Forestry Research Evening, University of British Columbia. 
  • S Jones. July 2014. Thomson Reuters Ranking, The world's most influential minds, 2014.
  • J Bohlmann. July 2014. Thomson Reuters Ranking, The world's most influential minds, 2014.
  • J Bousquet. May 2014. Career recognition award. Alumni Association, Universite Laval.
  • P Lenz. December 2013. Laureat du Fonds Nature et technologies. Fonds du recherche du Quebec. 
  • J Bousquet. July 2013. Prix Michel-Jurdant. ACFAS-Michel Jurdant, Quebec.
  • M Lamara. January 2013. Best student poster presentation. IUFRO-CFGA-WFGA International Joint Meeting.
  • C Nilausen. January 2013. 2nd Place, Three Minute Thesis Competition. University of British Columbia.  
  • J Cooke. 2012-13. McCalla Professorship. University of Alberta.
  • J Beaulieu. January 2012. Excellence in Science Award. Natural Resources Canada.
  • J Beaulieu. November 2011. Poster award. IUFRO Working Group 2.08.3.
  • P Lenz. August 2011. 1st Prize, poster presentation by a student. 32nd Canadian Forest Genetics Association Conference.
  • JP Verta. July 2011. 1st Prize, oral presentation by a student. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference.

Conférences & Présentations

2015

  • Hornoy B. Differential genetic adaptation to climate within and between Picea mariana and P. glauca. January 10, 2015. Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA.
  • Ritland K. The impact of Next Generation Sequencing on Forestry Genomics. April 18,. 2015. 4th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting, Vancouver BC.
  • Bousquet J. et al. Exploring the landscape of the conifer genome: from gene maps to visiting intergenic regions. June 8, 2015. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Florence, Italy.
  • Lamara MML et al. Genetic architecture of wood properties based on association analysis and co-expression networks in white spruce. June 8, 2015. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Florence, Italy.
  • Lenz P. et al.From SNP discovery to operational testing of genomic selection in boreal black spruce. June 8, 2015. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Florence, Italy.
  • Bousquet J. et al. Journey into the genome of white spruce: achievements, lessons and challenges for the future. June 16, 2015. 35th New Phytologist Symposium, Boston, USA.
  • Bousquet J. and Beaulieu J. Genomic selection - Potential and current limits of application in boreal conifer genome breeding programs. August 17, 2015. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Assocation, Fredericton, Canada.
  • Lenz P. et al. Genomic selection in black spruce: towards its operational application. August 17, 2015. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Assocation, Fredericton, Canada.
  • Stival Sena J. et al. Adjusting to water stress: dehydrins genes in white spruce. August 17, 2015. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Assocation, Fredericton, Canada.
  • Bousquet J. and Beaulieu J. La génomique pour accélérer les programmes d’amélioration génétique. September 24, 2015. Forum sur les retombées économiques appréhendées de la génomique forestière. Quebec.

2014

  • Jackman S.D., Raymond A., Vandervalk B., Mohamadi H., Warren R., Pleasance S., Coope R., Yuen M.M.S., Keeling C.,Ritland C., Bousquet J., Yanchuk  A., Ritland K., MacKay J., Jones S.J.M., Bohlmann J.C. and Birol I. (2014) Assembling the Genome Sequences of the Plastid and Mitochondrion of White Spruce (Picea glauca). January 10-15, 2014. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Mohamadi H., Vandervalk B., Raymond A., Jackman S., Birol I. DIDA: Distributed Indexing Dispatched Alignment. February 12-15, 2014. 15th Advances in Genome Biology and Technology, Marco Island, Florida, USA
  • Bousquet J., Pelgas B., Lamothe M., Isabel N., Pavy N. 2014. The white spruce 9K gene map: structural and comparative analysis. Feb. 17-18, 2014 2nd ProCoGen Annual Conference. Madrid, Spain (invited)
  • Nilausen C., Maltais V., Gélinas N., and Bull G. 2014. Social Acceptance of Marker-Assisted Selection: An Upward Battle. February 18, 2014. Future Forestry Leaders Symposium. Vancouver, Canada (oral presentation).
  • Pavy N., J. Mackay J.,  Bousquet J. 2014. The landscape of SNP diversity and relationships with gene function and expression in white spruce. Feb. 19-21, 2014. ProCoGen 2nd Training Workshop, Conifer Functional Genomics Analysis of Gene Networks Involved in Conifer Adaptation. Madrid, Spain (invited).

2013

  • Bohlmann J., Roach C., Hall D., Zerbe P. Applied Forest Health Genomics: Diversification of Gene Families associated with Conifer resistance against Insect pests. January 12-16, 2013. International Plant and Animal Genome XXI, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., MacKay J., Bousquet J. Molecular breeding for wood physical traits in Canadian spruces: What can we expect from association genetics and genomic selection? January 12-16, 2013. International Plant and Animal Genome XXI, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Birol, I., Jackman S.D., Yuen M.M.S., Raymond A., Brand D., Coope R., Plaisance S., Ritland C., Bousquet J., Isabel N., Yanchuk A., Ritland K., Bohlman J. MacKay J. and Jones S.J.M. A synergistic union of conifer genome projects across Canada: SMarTForests. January 12-16, 2013. International Plant and Animal Genome XXI, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., MacKay J. and Bousquet J. Molecular breeding for wood physical traits in Canadian spruces: What can we expect from association genetics and genomic selection? January 12-16, 2013. International Plant and Animal Genome XXI, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Bousquet J. Conifers, a new genomic universe. January 24-25, 2013. Symposium on Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics, Instituto de Ecologia, University National Autonomous of Mexico. (Invited conference talk)
  • Birol I., Jackman S.D., Pleasance S., Raymond A., Coope, R., Brand D., Yuen M.M.S., Ritland C., Bousquet J., Ritland K., Bohlmann J. MacKay J., Jones S.J.M. Assembling the white spruce genome: A 20Gb challenge. February 20-23, 2013. 14th Annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology. Marco Island, Florida, USA.
  • MacKay J. Scanning functional diversity in conifer trees. February 27, 2013. Department of plant sciences. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. (invited lecture) Cooke J.E.K. Roadmap of the growth-to-dormancy transition in white spruce. February 28, 2013. Department of Evolutionary Functional Genomics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden (invited lecture).
  • Lenz P., Deslauriers M., Chhun-Huor Ung, MacKay J., Beaulieu J. Les relations entre les régions écologiques et la qualité du bois : exemple de l’épinette blanche au Québec. April 22-24, 2013. Annual CFR conference, Montebello, Québec, Canada.
  • Raherison E., Giguère I., Caron S., MacKay J. Étude de transcriptome utilisée dans la prédiction des fonctions de gènes chez l’épinette blanche. April 22-24, 2013. Annual CFR conference, Montebello, Québec, Canada.
  • Sexton TR, Yanchuk AD, Jaquish B, Strong W, Ritland C, Whitehill J, Yuen A, Fillon J, Ritland K, and Bohlmann J. Dissecting the genetic component of insect resistance in spruce. Universiy of Victoria Forest Biology Symposium and Centre for Forest Biology 25th Anniversary Celebration “Genomics and our Future Forests”, Victoria, BC, Canada, April 23, 2013.
  • Bousquet J., Pavy N., Hornoy B., Pelgas B., Doerksen T., Prunier J., Deschênes A., Gagnon F., Gérardi S., Blais S., Senneville S., MacKay J., Beaulieu J., Isabel N. Conifers and genomics: giant steps for giants. May 7, 2013. Symposium Genomics and Sustainable Development, 81st Congress ACFAS, Univ. Laval, Québec, Canada (invited conference talk).
  • Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., Clément S., MacKay J., Bousquet J. Genomic prediction of growth and wood traits in white spruce breeding populations. May 26 - June 1, 2013. IUFRO Tree biotechnology conference. Ashville, North Carolina, USA (invited conference talk).
  • Birol I., Raymond A., Jackman S.D., Pleasance S., Coope R., Taylor G.A., Yuen M.M.S., Keeling C.I., Brand D., Vandervalk B.P., Kirk H., Pandoh P., Moore R.A., Y. Zhao Y., Mungali A.J., Weigel D., Hoffman M., Jaquish B., Yanchuk A., Ritland C., Boyle B., Bousquet J., Ritland K., MacKay, J. Bohlmann J., Jones, S.J.M. Shot gun sequencing, assembly and analysis of the 20 Gb white spruce genome. May 26 - June 1, 2013. IUFRO Tree biotechnology conference. Ashville, North Carolina, USA (invited conference talk).
  • Sexton T., Jaquish B., Strong W., Ritland C., Yuen A., Fillon J., Whitehill J., Ritland K., Bohlmann J., Yanchuk A.D. RNA-seq discovers SNPs and expressed genes underlying insect resistance in interior spruce. May 26 - June 1, 2013. IUFRO Tree biotechnology conference. Ashville, North Carolina, USA.
  • Sena J., Giguère I., Boyle B., Rigault P., Birol I., Zuccolo A., Ritland K., Ritland C., Bohlmann J., Jones S., Bousquet J., MacKay J. Evolution of gene structure in the conifer Picea glauca: A comparative analysis of intron size with angiosperms. May 26 - June 1, 2013. IUFRO Tree biotechnology conference. Ashville, North Carolina, USA.
  • Birol I., Assembling the Picea glauca genome. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Keeling, C. and Yuen M.M.S.. Annotating the Picea glauca genome. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Bohlmann J. Terpenoid defence gene functions and metabolites in Picea abiesP. glauca and P. sitchensis. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • MacKay, J. Osmotic regulation and stress genes. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Bousquet J., Doerksen T., MacKay J., Beaulieu J. Genomic selection and breeding for wood quality and growth. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Pavy N., A. Deschênes, B. Pelgas, J. MacKay, N. Isabel and J. Bousquet. Gene mapping and the landscape of nucleotide polymorphism in Picea glauca. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Verta J.-P., Landry C.R., MacKay J. Genetic dissection of expression variation in white spruce. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Ritland K. Comparative genomics between Picea glauca and Picea abies. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Yanchuk A. Genomic selection and breeding: Insect resistance. June 14-17, 2013. International Conifer Genome Sequencing Summit, Björkliden, Sweden (invited presentation).
  • Germanos G., Delvas N., Giguère I., Bauce E. and Mackay J. Discovery of a resistance gene against a major forest pest, the spruce budworm. June 27, 2013. Canadian Society of Plant Biologists annual meeting, Québec City, Canada.
  • Geisler K., Jensen N.B., Yuen M., Bohlmann J. Different routes of conifer diterpene resin acid biosynthesis, Oral presentation, Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists CSPB, Québec City, Canada, June 27, 2013.
  • Bohlmann J. Exploring genomes to understand the terpenome of interacting species. Terpnet 2013 Meeting, 11th International meeting on Biosynthesis, Function and Biotechnology of isoprenoids in Terrestrial and Marine Organisms. June 1-5, 2013. Kolymvari, Crete, Greece (invited conference talk).
  • Storey KM, Zerbe P, Yuen M, Hamberger Bj, Hamberger Br and Bohlmann J. Functional characterization and genomic organization of genes involved in gibberellin and diterpene resin acid biosynthesis in white spruce (Picea glauca). Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Annual CSPB Meeting, Québec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.
  • Ahmed, S. S., LeMay, V. and Bull, G. Impacts of Tree Improvement Programs on Yields of White Spruce in the Canadian Boreal Forest. Forest Biometrics Research Exchange Day, UBC, Vancouver, Canada, July 22, 2013.
  • Lochhead, K., LeMay, V. and Bull, G. Strategic Analysis of improved growing stock in Canada’s boreal forest. Forest Biometrics Research Exchange Day, UBC, Vancouver, Canada, July 22, 2013.
  • Sexton T.R., Jaquish B., Strong W., Ritland C., Yuen A., Bohlmann J., and Yanchuk A.D. Dissecting the genetic component of insect resistance in spruce. July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Bousquet J, Hornoy, B., Gérardi, S., Beaulieu, J. and Pavy, N. Ecological genomics of eastern white spruce (Picea glauca) in relation to climatic variation. July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (featured speaker).
  • Whitehill JGA, Henderson H, Schuetz M, Sexton, Samuels AL, Yanchuk AD, Bohlmann J. Resistance of Sitka Spruce against White Pine Weevil: An Ecological, Histological and Genomic Approach to decipher Stone Cell Function and Development. July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Beaulieu, J., Doerksen, T., Clément, S., MacKay, J. and Bousquet, J. Genomics-assisted selection for growth and wood traits in white spruce could be a reality in the near future. Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting. Whistler, BC, July 22-25, 2013 (featured speaker).
  • Bohlmann J. Mining spruce genomes for defence genes and functions. July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (featured speaker).
  • Ritland K, Buschiazzo E, Farzaneh N, Fillon J, Cullis C and Ritland C. Comparative genomics of spruce and pine. July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Verta JP, Landry C and MacKay J. Genetic dissection of expression variation in white spruce (Picea glauca). July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Lenz P., Auty D., Achim A., Beaulieu J. and MacKay J. Using acoustic velocity for genetic improvement of mechanical wood quality in boreal conifers – an example of early screening in eastern white spruce, July 22-25, 2013. CONFORGEN Symposium, Forest Genetics 2013 CFGA-WFGA-IUFRO Joint Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Birol I, Raymond A, Jackman SD, Pleasance S, Coope R, Taylor GA, Yuen MMS, Keeling CI, Brand D, Vandervalk BP, Kirk H, Pandoh P, Moore RA, Zhao YJ, Mungall AJ, Lanz C, Hoffmann M, Weigel D, Jaquish B, Yanchuk A, Ritland C, Boyle B, Bousquet J, Ritland K, MacKay J, Bohlmann J and Jones SJM. “Assembling the 20 Gb white spruce genome.” High Throughput Sequencing Conference, Berlin, July 19-20, 2013.
  • Mageroy MH, Giguère I, Delvas N, Germanos G, Bauce E, MacKay J, Bohlmann J. Combining genomics and biochemistry for the discovery of a novel natural resistance to spruce budworm in white spruce. 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville Valley, NH, USA.
  • Bohlmann, J. Accessing taxonomically restricted metabolism with genomics I. Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville, New Hampshire, USA. July 1, 2013 (invited Session Chair’s Introduction).
  • Bohlmann J (2013) A modular pathway of diterpene synthases and cytochrome P450s for diterpene resin acid biosynthesis in conifers. Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Corvallis, OR, USA, August 3-7 2013 (invited talk).
  • Storey KM, Zerbe P, Yuen M, Hamberger Bj, Hamberger Br, Bohlmann J. Functional characterization and genomic organization of genes involved in gibberellin and diterpene resin acid biosynthesis in white spruce (Picea glauca). Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Corvallis, OR, USA, August 3-7 2013.
  • Zerbe P, Bohlmann J. Gene discovery of modular diterpene metabolism toward biotechnology applications. Allylix Inc. Lexington, KY, USA. September 6, 2013 (invited presentation).
  • Whitehill JGA, Henderson H, Schuetz M, Sexton, Samuels AL, Yanchuk AD, Bohlmann J. Resistance of Sitka Spruce against White Pine Weevil: An Ecological, Histological and Genomic Approach to decipher Stone Cell Function and Development. Botany Department Seminar. September 17, 2013. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Bousquet, J., and Beaulieu, J. Genomics-assisted selection for growth and wood traits in white spruce. Québec Ministry of Natural Resource, Research Branch. September 24, 2013 (invited presentation).
  • Lochhead K., LeMay V., Schwab O., Bull G. (2013) Strategic analysis of improved growing stock in the Boreal Forest of Canada using an agent-based forest sector model. IUFRO 2013 Forest Sector Modelling conference October 15-18th, Lillehammer, Norway.
  • Mackay J., Beaulieu J., Bousquet J. (2013). Introduction to forest genetics and genomics and application of genomic selection for improving wood quality in spruces. Nov. 13, 2013.  E-lectures Series of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. (pan-Canadian attendance of 600+ people)
  • Boyle B., Bernatchez L., Belzile F., Mackay J., Bousquet J. Levesque R.C.. (2013). Reduced representation sequencing in non-model organisms at IBIS. Nov. 14, 2013 Rendez-Vous Génome Québec  Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Symposium, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Bohlman J., Yanchuk A., (2013). Genomics of insect resistance in spruce and breeding applications. Nov. 20, 2013. E-lectures Series of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. (pan-Canadian attendance of 600+ people)
  • Gélinas N., Bull G. Is the application of genomics to growing trees competitive and acceptable? Nov. 27, 2013. E-lectures Series of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. (pan-Canadian attendance of 600+ people)
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2012

  • Delvas N., Giguère I., Bauce É. and MacKay J. Discovery of a putative spruce budworm resistance gene. January 14-18, 2012, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA.
  • Ritland K., Farzaneh N., Cullis C., Yuen A., Tang M., Fillon J., Chao S., Peterson D.G. and Ritland C. An exploration of conifer genome structure via sequencing of bacterial artificial chromosomes. January 14-18, 2012, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA
  • Boyle B., Sena J., Raherison E., Caron S., Giguère I., Verta J.P., Bomal C., MacKay J. and Rigault P. Exploring the white spruce genome: gene content, evolution and expression. January 14-18, 2012, Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA.
  • Bohlmann J.  Genes of terpenoid diversity in conifers. February 22 - 24, 2012.  Workshop on “Genetic Basis of Defences in Trees”, Umeå, Sweden (invited lecture).
  • Bohlmann J.  Genes of terpenoid diversity in conifers. January 29 – February 3, 2012.  Gordon Research Conference on Plant Volatiles, Ventura, USA (invited lecture).
  • Bohlmann J.  Genomics and biochemistry of conifers. January 12, 2012. Department of Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada (invited lecture).
  • Roach C., Hall D., Zerbe P. and Bohlmann J. Site-directed mutagenesis reveals critical amino acids and a potential enzymatic mechanism for product profiles of (+)-3-carene synthases and sabinene synthase in conifer defence.  February 16-20, 2012, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Bohlmann J. Nature’s Perfumes. Apr 12, 2012. Department of Forest Sciences Symposium, UBC, Vancouver (symposium talk).
  • Bohlmann J. Nature’s Perfumes. Synthesis of Scents & Olfaction: From Molecules to Mind. April 16, 2012. Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile (invited conference talk).
  • Bohlmann J. Oleoresin Terpenoids. April 17 – 21, 2012. EvOlf II Meeting, Puerto Natales, Patagonia, Chile (invited conference talk).
  • Bohlmann J. Plant Natural Products and Enzyme Discovery.  April 23, 2012. Fraunhofer Chile Research Center for Systems Biotechnology, Santiago, Chile (invited lecture).
  • Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., Mackay J. and Bousquet J. Development of molecular breeding for wood physical traits in Canadian spruces: Potential of association genetics and genomic selection. June 17-22, 2012. 4th International Conference on Quantitative Genetics: Understanding variation in complex traits. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Bohlmann J. Combinations of terpene synthases and P450s form the diversity of oxygenated diterpenoids relevant for plant defence and the bioproduct industry. June 22-26, 2012. 11th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Torino, Italy (invited conference talk).
  • Geisler K, Jensen NB, Yuen M. and Bohlmann J. CYP720B enzymes of clades I and III catalyze different routes in conifer diterpene acid biosynthesis. June 22-26, 2012. 11th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450. Torino Italy.
  • Sena J., Giguère I., Boyle B., Ritland K., Bousquet J. and J. Mackay J. Evolution of gene structure in conifers. June 23-26, 2012. International Congress of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Dublin, Ireland.
  • El Kayal W., Ju C.J.T. and Cooke J.E.K. Molecular events of apical bud formation in white spruce. June 25-27, 2012. Canadian Society of Plant Biologists.  Edmonton, Canada.
  • Prunier J., Gérardi S., Laroche J., Beaulieu J.,Bousquet J. Genetic adaptation to temperature in boreal black spruce. July 6-10, 2012 Evolution First International Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Hornoy B., Gérardi S., Blais S., Gagnon F., Beaulieu J., Bousquet J. Detection of gene polymorphisms related to adaptation to climatic factors in white spruce. July 6-10, 2012 Evolution First International Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Pavy N., Pelgas B., Laroche J., Rigault P., Isabel N., Bousquet J. A spruce gene map indicates ancient plant genome reshuffling and slow evolution in the gymnosperm lineage leading to extant conifers. July 6-10, 2012 Evolution First International Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Zerbe, P., Bohlmann, J. Conifer specialized diterpenes: From chemical defence to perfume bioproducts. August 11 - 15, 2012, 51st Annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
  • Bohlmann J. Conifer Defence and Bioproducts. September 28, 2012 Biology Seminar Series, UBC – Okanagon Campus, Kelowna, Canada (invited lecture).
  • Bohlmann J. Chemical defence of conifers and bioenergy applications. October 23, 2012 10th Intenational Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Jeju, South Korea (invited conference talk).
  • Bohlmann J. Conifer terpenoids: chemical defense and bioproducts. October 28-31, 2012 International symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB), Santa Rosa, CA, USA (invited conference talk).
  • Cooke J.E.K., El Kayal W., Pelgas B., Zaharia L.I., Carles S. Abrams S. and Isabel N. A roadmap of apical bud formation in white spruce.  October 28-31, 2012 International symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB), Santa Rosa, CA, USA (invited conference talk).
  • MacKay, J. Découverte d’un gène de résistance naturelle contre la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette (TBE) chez l’épinette blanche. November 16, 2012 Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale, Montréal, Canada (invited lecture).

2011

  • Cooke J., El Kayal W., Adams E., Pelgas B., Zaharia L., Abrams S. and Isabel N. A roadmap of apical bud formation in white spruce identifies potential regulators of time to bud set. June 26 -July 2, 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil.
  • Klimaszewska K., Boyle B., Caron S., Stewart D., Overton C., MacKay J. and Rutledge R. Gene expression in cultured primordial shoots of adult white spruce (Picea glauca) in somatic embryogenesis responsive and non-responsive genotypes. June 26 -July 2, 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil.
  • Bomal C., Giguère I., Caron S., Boyle B., Fortin É., Duval I., Séguin A. and MacKay J. Competing MYB networks as switches in primary and secondary metabolism in spruce. June 26-July 2, 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil (poster presentation).
  • Verta J-P, Caron S., Giguere I., Boyle B., Landry C. and MacKay J. Haploid transcriptome analysis reveals allelelic gene expression variants, co-expressed gene groups, and linkages between expression and copy number variation. June 26 -July 2, 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil. (1st prize best student presentation)
  • Ritland K., Verne S., Jaquish B. and Ritland C. Comparative genomics of resistance of spruce to the white pine weevil in British Columbia. June 26 -July 2 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil.
  • MacKay J., Boyle B., El Kayal W., Namroud M-C., Doerksen T., Cooke J., Isabel N., Beaulieu J., Rigault P., Bicho P. and Bousquet J. Gene mapping in white spruce (P. glauca): QTL and association studies integrating population and expression data. June 26 -July 2, 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil (invited talk).
  • Séguin A. Research in tree genetic engineering: the Canadian context for field trial of GM trees. June 26 -July 2 2011, IUFRO Tree Biotechnology Conference, Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil (invited talk).
  • Doerksen T., Beaulieu J., MacKay J. and Bousquet J. Genetic evaluation in spruce: Can we predict rather than describe? August 16-18, 2011, Forest Genetics & Tree Improvement. New Knowledge, Challenges and strategies. 32nd Canadian Forest Genetics Association Conference. Thunder Bay, Canada.
  • Bohlmann J. Chemical Defenses of Conifers against Insects. July 24-29, 2011, Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering. Waterville, USA (invited talk).
  • Roach C., Hall D., Zerbe P. and Bohlmann J. Site-directed mutagenesis reveals critical amino acids and an enzymatic mechanism for product profiles of (+)-3-carene synthases and sabinene synthase in conifer defence. July 23-24, 2011, Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville, USA.
  • Storey K.M., Zerbe P., Chiang A., Hamberger Bj., Hamberger Br., Onishi T. and Bohlmann J. Comparative analysis of diterpenoid biosynthetic pathways in general and specialized metabolism of spruce species. July 23-24, 2011, Gordon Research Seminar on Plant Metabolic Engineering, Waterville, USA.
  • MacKay J., Boyle B., El Kayal W., Namroud M.-C., Doerksen T., Cooke J., Isabel N., Beaulieu J., Rigault P., Bicho P. and Bousquet J. Development of DNA based tools for marker assisted selection by gene mapping in white spruce (P. glauca). August 16-18, 2011, Forest Genetics & Tree Improvement. New Knowledge, Challenges and strategies. 32nd Canadian Forest Genetics Association Conference. Thunder Bay, Canada (invited talk).
  • Deslauriers M., Laplante P., Doerksen T., Boyle B., Blais S., Clément S., Bousquet J., Mackay J., Park Y.-S. and Beaulieu J. Association mapping between growth traits and candidate gene in white spruce clones. August 16-18, 2011, Forest Genetics & Tree Improvement. New Knowledge, Challenges and strategies. 32nd Canadian Forest Genetics Association Conference. Thunder Bay, Canada.
  • Lenz P., Bomal C., Caron S., Beaulieu J. and Mackay J. Radial variation of wood traits – pathways for their genetic interpretation. August 16-18, 2011, Forest Genetics & Tree Improvement. New Knowledge, Challenges and strategies. 32nd Canadian Forest Genetics Association Conference. Thunder Bay, Canada (1st prize best student poster).
  • Verne S., White R., Jaquish B., Ritland C. and Ritland K. A large scale gene expression scan in white spruce reveals differentially expressed genes in trees resistant to the white pine weevil. August 20-25, 2011, European Society for Evolution Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Sena J., Giguère I. Boyle B., Ritland K. Bousquet J. and MacKay J. BACs sequencing and comparative analysis reveal larger introns in conifers than angiosperms. August 22-25, 2011, Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Reid K. and Bohlmann J.Terpenoid pathway transcripts in white spruce cortical resin ducts and cambial zone tissue using laser microdissection. August 22 – 25, 2011, 8th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Bohlmann J. Chemical Defenses of Conifers against Insects. September 29, 2011, University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources, Edmonton, Canada (invited seminar).
  • Bohlmann J. Plants of the Future. August 29 – 31, 2011, International Synthetic Biology Workshop: A Bio-based Future, organized by the University of Copenhagen, the Joint BioEnergy Institute and the Synthetic Biology Institute at the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA (invited keynote lecture).
  • Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., Mackay J. and Bousquet J. Performance of association genetics and genomic selection of wood physical traits in large populations of Canadian mature spruces. November 14-18, 2011, Proceedings of Improvement and Culture of Eucalyptus, IUFRO Working Group 2.08.3, Porto Seguro, Brazil (one of three poster award winners).
  • Bohlmann J. Chemical defense of conifer against insects and bioenergy applications. December 10-15, 2011, 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Hawaii, USA.
  • Verta J.-P., Boyle B., Landry C. and MacKay J. Mendelian allelic expression phenotypes studied by haploid transcriptome analysis in a gymnosperm. November 30 - December 3, 2011, CHSL Meeting on Plant Genomes & Biotechnology: From Genes to Networks, Cold Spring Harbor, USA.
  • Bousquet J, Pavy N., Pelgas B., Prunier J., Gérardi S., Mackay J., Beaulieu J. and Isabel N. Uncharted territory: lessons from the mammoth-size genome of conifers. February 22, 2012, Symposium on Integrative Genomics: From Microbes to Humans, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (invited lecture).
  • Bousquet J., Beaulieu J. and Mackay J. SMarTForests et sélection par la génomique. December 22, 2011, Direction de la recherche forestière, Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune, Complexe scientifique, Québec, Canada (invited lecture).