Daniel Perry PhD

Canadian Grain Commission employee since 2000.

Research Scientist and Program Manager
Variety Identification Monitoring and Research
Technologies Section
Grain Research Laboratory


Email: daniel.perry@grainscanada.gc.ca
Telephone: 204-983-3024

Area of expertise:

  • Development of DNA-based methods to determine the variety composition of grain shipments


  • Doctorate
    Molecular biology of forest trees
    University of Minnesota
  • Master of Science
    Population genetics of forest trees
    University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Science
    Forest science
    University of Alberta

Professional affiliations and development

  • Chair, Canadian Advisory Committee on ISO/TC 34/SC 16, Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis. 2011-2014
  • Member, ISO/TC 34/SC 16/WG 3 (Varietal Identification), 2008 to present
  • Leader, wheat subgroup, ISTA Variety Committee DNA Working Group, 2007 to present
  • Member, ISTA Variety Committee, 2013 to present
  • Co-Lead, ISTA Variety Committee DNA Working Group, 2013 to present
  • Member, Seed Science and Technology Editorial Board, 2013 to present


See the Canadian Grain Commission list of published scientific and technical papers.