Tom Gräfenhan PhD

Canadian Grain Commission employee since 2010.

Research Scientist/Program Manager
Microbiology
Technologies Section
Grain Research Laboratory

Contact

Email: tom.graefenhan@grainscanada.gc.ca
Telephone: 204-291-0735

Area of expertise:

  • Microbial identifications using traditional, bio-molecular and mass spectrometry techniques
  • Bio-molecular methods for qualitative, quantitative and high-throughput detection of quarantine, pathogenic and/or toxigenic microorganisms in support of phytosanitary certificates and statements of assurance
  • Metagenomics of microflora associated with grain using next generation sequencing
  • Phenotypic characterization, genomics, taxonomy, and population studies of filamentous fungi

Education

  • Doctorate
    Plant pathology
    Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
  • Master of Science
    Microbiology/Mycology
    Ernst-Mortiz-Arndt-University, Greifswald, Germany

Professional affiliations and development

  • Member, Mycological Society of America, 2006-present

Publications

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