Tigst Demeke PhD

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

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.

Contact Information

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

Canadian Grain Commission employee since 2001.

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