Mark Belmonte

Acting Assoc. Head UG/Assoc. Professor

Office 317 Buller
(204) 474-8556

The Belmonte Laboratory is interested in the cellular and molecular functions of plant development and plant pathogenesis. Together, we strive to find new and innovative ways to enhance plant performance and protect some of Canada's most important crops.

Dr. Mark Belmonte is one of CBC Manitoba's Future 40 and top 25 most fascinating Manitobans.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/future-40-cbc-manitoba-unveils-10-more-finalists-1.2997441

For more information on the Belmonte Lab including research projects, publications, undergraduate and graduate student profiles and courses offered by Dr. Belmonte, please visit the following pages.

http://www.belmontelab.com

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=WOe1q7sAAAAJ&hl=en

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mark_Belmonte

Research Interests

Cell and Development, plant development, RNAi, RNA sequencing, agricultural technologies, bioinformatics, canola, genetic control of pests, genomics, host pathogen interactions, laser microdissection, molecular biology

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Austein Mcloughlin: “The development of RNA interference-based biotechnologies for the sustainable management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum” — Thursday, December 14 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.