INCREASE – Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems

University of Saskatchewan

USask is one of the top research-intensive, medical doctoral universities in Canada, and is home to world-leading research in areas of global importance, such as water and food security and infectious diseases. Study and discovery are enhanced by our outstanding facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

The Department of Plant Sciences along with the fully integrated Crop Development Centre (CDC), provide a truly unique experience to students by offering teaching and research programs focusing on the physiology, development management and production of field and horticultural crops on the Canadian prairies and the management of non-arable lands.

Role within INCREASE

Project Collaborator - Dr Bett currently leads EVOLVES, her second large-scale lentil genomics project through Genome Canada. EVOLVES explores the incorporation of wild germplasm into the cultivated lentil genome, and the potential impacts and implications for breeding, processing and the health-food and plant-based protein markets, both globally and domestically. Dr Bett brings her expertise as a molecular geneticist and plant breeder and experience in leading two large-scale lentil genomics projects to the INCREASE team.

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Dr Kirstin Bett