Mr. Miles Buchwaldt received Dr. Roger Rimmer Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, 2015.

Dr. Matthew G. Links received the Governor General's Gold Medal, 2014.

Peer-reviewed manuscripts

30. Pawluczyk M, Weiss J, Links MG, Egaña Aranguren M, Wilkinson M, Egea-Cortines M. Quantitative evaluation of sources of bias when applying common plant barcodes to environmental samples. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015 Mar;407(7):1841-8.

29. Ghanbarnia K, Isabelle F, Larkan N, Links MG, Balesdent M, Profotova B, Fernando WGD, Rouxel T, Borhan M. Rapid identification of the Leptosphaeria maculans avirulence gene AvrLm2, using an intraspecific comparative genomics approach. Mol Plant Pathol, 2014 Dec 9;doi: 10.111/mpp.12228.

28. Grandaubert J, Lowe RGT, Soyer JL, Schoch CL, Van de Wouw AP, Fudal I, Robbertse B, Lapalu N, Links MG, Olivier B, Linglin J, Barbe V, Mangenot S, Cruaud C, Borhan H, Howlett BJ, Balesdent M, Rouxel T. Transposable Element-assisted evolution and adaptation to host plant within the Leptosphaeria maculans - Leptosphaeria biglobosa species complex of fungal pathogens. BMC Genomics, 2014 Oct 12;15:891.

27. Kagale S, Robinson SJ, Nixon J, Xiao R, Hubert T, Condie J, Kessler D, Clarke WE, Edger P, Links MG, Sharpe AG, and Parkin IA. Polyploid evolution of the Brassicaceae during the Cenozoic era of the Earth. Plant Cell, 2014 Jul;26(7):2777-91. 

26. Chaban B,  Links MG, Jayaprakash TP, Wagner EC, Bourque DK, Lohn Z, Albert AYK, Schalkwyk J, Reid G, Hemmingsen SM, Hill JE, Money DM. Characterization of the vaginal microbiota of healthy Canadian women through the menstrual cycle. Microbiome, 2014. 2:23. 

25. Parkin IA, Koh C, Tang H, Robinson SJ, Kagale S, Clarke W, Town CD, Chalhoub B, Nixon J, Krishnakumar V, Bidwell SL, Denoeud F, Belcram H, Links MG, Just J, Clarke C, Bender T, Heubert T, Mason AS, Pires JC, Barker G, Walley PG, Manoli S, Batley J, Edwards D, Nelson MN, Wang XY, Peterson AH, King G, Bancroft I, Sharpe A. Transcriptome and methylome profiling reveals relics of genome dominance in the mesopolyploid Brassica oleracea. Genome Biology, 4615265231198390.

24. Kagale S, Koh C, Nixon J, Bollina V, Clarke WE, Tutje R, Spillane C, Robinson S, Links MG, Clarke C, Higgins EE, Huebert T, Sharpe AG, Parkin IA. The emerging biofuel crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure. Nature Communications, 2014. 5:3706.

23. Links MG, Demeke T, Gräfenhan T, Hill JE, Hemmingsen SM, and Dumonceaux TJ. Simultaneous profiling of seed-associated bacteria and fungi reveals antagonistic interactions between microorganisms within a shared epiphytic microbiome on Triticum and Brassica seeds 2013. New Phytologist, 2014. doi: 10.1111/nph.12693.

22. Town JR, Links MG, Fonstad TA, and Dumonceaux TJ. Molecular characterization of anaerobic digester microbial communities identifies microorganisms that correlate to reactor performance. Bioresource Technology, 2013. 151 249-257.

21. Links MG, Chaban B, Hemmingsen SM, Muirhead K, and Hill JE. mPUMA: a computational approach to microbiota analysis by de novo assembly of OTUs based on protein-coding barcode sequences. Microbiome, 2013. 1:23.

20. Chaban B, Albert A, Links MG, Gardy J, Tang P, and Hill JE. Characterization of the upper respiratory tract microbiomes of patients with pandemic H1N1 influenza. PLoS ONE, 2013. 8(7): e69559.

19. Pratt DL, Dumonceaux TJ, Links MG, and Fonstad TA. Influence of mass burial of animal carcasses on the types and quantities of microorganisms within a burial site. Transactions of the ASABE, 2012. 55(6): 2195-2212.

18. Links MG, Dumonceaux TJ, Hemmingsen SM, and Hill JE. The chaperonin-60 universal target is a barcode for bacteria that enables de novo assembly of metagenomic sequence data. PLoS ONE, 2012. 7(11): e49755.

17. Gruber M, Wu L, Links M, Gjetvaj B, Durkin J, Lewis C, Sharpe A, Lydiate D, and Hegedus D. Analysis of expressed sequence tags inBrassica napus cotyledons damaged by crucifer flea beetle feeding. Genome, 2012. 55(2): 118-33.

16. Desai AR, Links MG, Collins SA, Mansfield GS, Drew MD, Van Kessel AG, and Hill JE. Effects of plant-based diets on the distal gut microbiome of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture, 2012. 350-353: 134-142.

15. Chaban B, Links MG, and Hill JE. A molecular enrichment strategy based on cpn60 for detection of epsilon-proteobacteria in the dog fecal microbiome. Microbial Ecology, 2012. 63(2): 348-57.

14. Wang X, Wang H, Wang J, Sun R, Wu J, Liu S, Bai Y, Mun JH, Bancroft I, Cheng F, Huang S, Li X, Hua W, Wang J, Wang X, Freeling M, Pires JC, Paterson AH, Chalhoub B, Wang B, Hayward A, Sharpe AG, Park BS, Weisshaar B, Liu B, Li B, Liu B, Tong C, Song C, Duran C, Peng C, Geng C, Koh C, Lin C, Edwards D, Mu D, Shen D, Soumpourou E, Li F, Fraser F, Conant G, Lassalle G, King GJ, Bonnema G, Tang H, Wang H, Belcram H, Zhou H, Hirakawa H, Abe H, Guo H, Wang H, Jin H, Parkin IA, Batley J, Kim JS, Just J, Li J, Xu J, Deng J, Kim JA, Li J, Yu J, Meng J, Wang J, Min J, Poulain J, Wang J, Hatakeyama K, Wu K, Wang L, Fang L, Trick M, Links MG, Zhao M, Jin M, Ramchiary N, Drou N, Berkman PJ, Cai Q, Huang Q, Li R, Tabata S, Cheng S, Zhang S, Zhang S, Huang S, Sato S, Sun S, Kwon SJ, Choi SR, Lee TH, Fan W, Zhao X, Tan X, Xu X, Wang Y, Qiu Y, Yin Y, Li Y, Du Y, Liao Y, Lim Y, Narusaka Y, Wang Y, Wang Z, Li Z, Wang Z, Xiong Z and Zhang Z. The genome of the mesopolyploid crop species Brassica rapa. Nat Genet, 2011. 43(10): 1035-9.

13. Verbeke TJ, Sparling R, Hill JE, Links MG, Levin D, and Dumonceaux TJ. Predicting relatedness of bacterial genomes using the chaperonin-60 universal target (cpn60 UT): application to Thermoanaerobacter species. Syst Appl Microbiol, 2011. 34(3): 171-9.

12. Schellenberg JJ, Links MG, Hill JE, Dumonceaux TJ, Kimani J, Jaoko W, Wachihi C, Mungai JN, Peters GA, Tyler S, Graham M, Severini A, Fowke KR, Ball TB, and Plummer FA. Molecular definition of vaginal microbiota in east African commercial sex workers. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2011. 77(12): 4066-74.

11. Links MG, Holub E, Jiang RH, Sharpe AG, Hegedus D, Beynon E, Sillito D, Clarke WE, Uzuhashi S, and Borhan MH. De novosequence assembly of Albugo candida reveals a small genome relative to other biotrophic oomycetes. BMC Genomics, 2011. 12: 503.

10. Parkin IA, Clarke WE, Sidebottom C, Zhang W, Robinson SJ, Links MG, Karcz S, Higgins EE, Fobert P, and Sharpe AG. Towards unambiguous transcript mapping in the allotetraploid Brassica napus. Genome, 2010. 53(11): 929-38.

9. Li X, Westcott N, Links M, and Gruber MY. Seed coat phenolics and the developing silique transcriptome of Brassica carinata. J Agric Food Chem, 2010.

8. Kagale S, Links MG, and Rozwadowski K. Genome-wide analysis of ethylene-responsive element binding factor-associated amphiphilic repression motif-containing transcriptional regulators in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol, 2010. 152(3): 1109-34.

7. Schellenberg J, Links MG, Hill JE, Dumonceaux TJ, Peters GA, Tyler S, Ball TB, Severini A, and Plummer FA. Pyrosequencing of the chaperonin-60 universal target as a tool for determining microbial community composition. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2009. 75(9): 2889-98.

6. Robinson SJ, Tang LH, Mooney BA, McKay SJ, Clarke WE, Links MG, Karcz S, Regan S, Wu YY, Gruber MY, Cui D, Yu M, and Parkin IA. An archived activation tagged population of Arabidopsis thaliana to facilitate forward genetics approaches. BMC Plant Biol, 2009. 9: 101.

5. Wilkinson MD, Senger M, Kawas E, Bruskiewich R, Gouzy J, Noirot C, Bardou P, Ng A, Haase D, Saiz Ede A, Wang D, Gibbons F, Gordon PM, Sensen CW, Carrasco JM, Fernandez JM, Shen L, Links M, Ng M, Opushneva N, Neerincx PB, Leunissen JA, Ernst R, Twigger S, Usadel B, Good B, Wong Y, Stein L, Crosby W, Karlsson J, Royo R, Parraga I, Ramirez S, Gelpi JL, Trelles O, Pisano DG, Jimenez N, Kerhornou A, Rosset R, Zamacola L, Tarraga J, Huerta-Cepas J, Carazo JM, Dopazo J, Guigo R, Navarro A, Orozco M, Valencia A, Claros MG, Perez AJ, Aldana J, Rojano M, Fernandez-Santa Cruz R, Navas I, Schiltz G, Farmer A, Gessler D, Schoof H, and Groscurth A. Interoperability with Moby 1.0--it's better than sharing your toothbrush! Brief Bioinform, 2008. 9(3): 220-31.

4. Li R, Links MG, Gjetvaj B, Sharpe A, and Hannoufa A. Development of an Adonis aestivalis expressed sequence tag population as a resource for genes of the carotenoid pathway. Genome, 2008. 51(11): 888-96.

3. Houde M, Belcaid M, Ouellet F, Danyluk J, Monroy AF, Dryanova A, Gulick P, Bergeron A, Laroche A, Links MG, MacCarthy L, Crosby WL, and Sarhan F. Wheat EST resources for functional genomics of abiotic stress. BMC Genomics, 2006. 7: 149.

2. Hill JE, Goh SH, Money DM, Doyle M, Li A, Crosby WL, Links M, Leung A, Chan D, and Hemmingsen SM. Characterization of vaginal microflora of healthy, nonpregnant women by chaperonin-60 sequence-based methods. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005. 193(3 Pt 1): 682-92.

1. Wilkinson MD and Links M. BioMOBY: an open source biological web services proposal. Brief Bioinform, 2002. 3(4): 331-41.

Invited Book Chapters

4. Lazarovits G, Turnbull AL, Haug B, Links MG, Hill JE, and Hemmingsen SM, Unraveling the rhizosphere using the cpn60 genomic marker and pyrosequencing., in Molecular Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere, F.J. de Bruijn, Editor 2013, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, NJ, USA. 1129-1136.

3. Schellenberg J, Links MG, Hill JE, Hemmingsen SM, Peters GA, and Dumonceaux TJ, Pyrosequencing of chaperonin-60 (cpn60) amplicons as a means of determining microbial community composition, in High-Throughput Next Generation Sequencing: Methods in Molecular Biology, Y.M. Kwon and S.C. Ricke, Editors. 2011, Humana Press. 143-58.

2. Robinson SJ, Guenther JD, Lewis CT, Links MG, and Parkin IA, Reaping the benefits of SAGE, in Plant Bioinformatics: Methods and Protocols, D. Edwards, Editor 2007, Humana Press: Totowa, NJ. 365-86.

1. Links MG, Nowak J, and Crosby WL, EST analysis and annotation, in Computational Genomics: Theory and Application, R.P. Grant, Editor 2004, Horizon Bioscience: Cambridge, UK.