Tigst Demeke PhD

Canadian Grain Commission employee since 2001.

Research Scientist and Program Manager
Grain Biotechnology Research
Technologies Section
Grain Research Laboratory

Contact

Email: tigst.demeke@grainscanada.gc.ca
Telephone: 204-984-4582

Area of expertise:

  • Development of detection methods for genetically modified grains and oilseeds
  • Use of DNA markers for assessment of grain quality and safety traits

Education

  • Doctorate
    Horticulture/Tissue Culture
    Colorado State University
    1991
  • Master of Science
    Agronomy
    Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    1984
  • Bachelor of Science
    Plant science
    Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    1981

Professional affiliations and development

  • Chair, Canadian Advisory Committee, ISO TC 34/SC 16 (Horizontal Methods for Molecular Biomarker Analysis), 2005-2011
  • Member, Canadian Advisory Committee, ISO TC 34/SC 16 (Horizontal Methods for Molecular Biomarker Analysis), 2005-present
  • Chair, Biotechnology division of AACC International, 2008-2009
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Biotechnology division, AACC International, 2005-2007
  • Member, Biotechnology Methods Committee, AACC International, 2002-present
  • Member, AACC International, 1999-present

Publications

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