Publications  in Refereed Journals

(1) H.H. Baer and F.F.Z. Georges, “Reactions of Nitrosugars XXXVII. Preparation of Nitroolefins Via Methane-sulfonates”, J. Org. Chem., 41, 3474-3476 (1976).

 

(2)  H.H. Baer and F.F.Z. Georges, “A Synthesis of 3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-D-ribo-hexose (D-ristosamine) Hydrochloride”, Carbohydr. Res., 55, 253-258 (1977).

 

(3)  H.H. Baer and F.F.Z. Georges, “The Synthesis of Angolosamine”, Can. J. Chem., 55, 1100-1103 (1977).

 

(4)  H.H. Baer and F.F.Z. Georges, “The Preparation of Some Potential Intermediates for Synthesis of Aminopolydexy Sugars Related to Antibiotics”, Can. J. Chem., 55, 1348-1353 (1977).

 

(5)  R.R. Hiatt, M.J. Shaio and F. Georges, “Synthesis of an Unusual Carbodiimide”, J. Org. Chem., 44, 3265-3266 (1979).

 

(6)  R.U. Lemieux, F.F.Z. Georges and Z. Smiatacz, “The Synthesis of a Variety of Aminodeoxy–D-Glycopyranosides by Way of a Novel Replacement Reaction”, Heterocycles, 13. 169-173 (1979).

 

(7)  R.U. Lemieux, F.F.Z. Georges and Z. Smiatacz, “A Novel Approach to the Synthesis of a Variety of Aminodeoxy–D-Glycopyranosides”, Can J. Chem., 59, 1433-1438 (1981).

 

(8) R. Wu, L.H. Guo, F. Georges and S.A. Narang, “Rapid Methods for Sequencing DNA”, Transactions of The New York Academy of Sciences, 41, 253-267 (1983).

 

(9) F. Georges, R. Brousseau, J. Michniewicz, G. Prefontaine, J. Stawinski, W. Sung, R. Wu and S.A. Narang, ” Synthesis of a human insulin gene VII. Synthesis of proinsulin-like human DNA, Its Cloning and Expression in M 13 Bacteriophage”, Gene, 27, 201-211 (1984).

 

(10) L.F. Lau, J.W. Roberts, R. Wu, F. Georges and S.A. Narang, “A Potential Stem-loop Structure and the sequence CAAUCAA in the Transcription are Insufficient to Signal -dependent Transcription Termination at tR1”, Nucleic Acids Research, 12, 1287-1299 (1984).

(11) S.A. Narang, R. Brousseau, F. Georges, J. Michniewicz, G. Prefontaine, J. Stawinski and W. Sung, “The Human Preproinsuline Gene: Synthesis, Cloning, Gene Modification, and Expression Studies”, Can. J. Biochem., 62, 209-216 (1984).

 

(12) F. Georges, S. Girard, R.N. Chibbar and F. Constabel, “Enhancing The Sensitivity of DNA Detection and Recovery from Agarose Gels”, Electrophoresis 9, 213-216 (1988).

 

(13) R.N. Chibbar, J. Shyluk, F. Georges, C.S. Mallard and F. Constabel, “Esterase isozymes as Markers of Somatic Embryogenesis in Cultured Carrot Cells”, J. Plant Physiology 133, 367-370 (1988).

 

(14) F. Georges, R.N. Chibbar, W. Jay Newsted and F. Constabel, “Novel Approach to the Ligation of Single-Stranded DNA Fragments by T4 DNA Ligase – DNA Mobile

 

Multiple-restriction Fragments: “Uni-linkers” for Cloning of Genes”, Nucleosides & Nucleotides 8(8), 1427-1440 (1989).

 

(15) A.J. Cutler, M. Saleem, E. Kendall, L. Gusta, F. Georges and G.L. Fletcher, ” The Winter Flounder Anti Freeze Protein Improves The Cold Hardiness of Plant Tissues”. J. Plant Physiology 135, 351-354 (1989).

 

(16) R.N. Chibbar, P.L. Polowick, W. Jay Newsted, J. Shyluk and F. Georges, “Identification and Isolation of a Unique Esterase from the Medium of Non-Embryogenic Cell Line of Cultured Carrot Cells”, Plant Cell Tissue & Org. Cult. 18, 47-53 (1989).

 

(17) E. Bruce Waygood, S. Sharma, P. Bhanot, O. A.L. El-Kabbani, L.T.J. Delbaere, F. Georges, M. G. Wittekind and R. E. Klevit, “The Structure of HPr and Site-directed Mutagenesis”, FEMS Microbiol. Rev., 63, 43-52 (1989).

 

(18) K.K. Kartha, R.N. Chibbar, F. Georges, N. Leung, K. Caswell, E. Kendall and J. Qureshi, “Transient Expression of Chloramphenicol Acetyltransferase (CAT) Gene in Barley Cell Culture and Immature Embryos Through Microprojectile Bombardment”, Plant Cell Reports, 8, 429-432 (1989).

 

(19) F. Georges, M. Saleem and A.J. Cutler, “Design and Cloning of a Synthetic Gene for the Flounder Antifreeze Protein and its Expression in Plant Cells”, Gene, 91, 159-165 (1990).

 

(20) J.W. Anderson, P. Bhanot, F. Georges, R.E. Clevit and E.B. Waygood,”The Involvement of the Carboxy-terminal Residue in the Active Site of the Histidine-Containing Protein, HPr, of the Phosphoenolpyruvate: Sugar Phosphotransferase System of E. coli“, Biochemistry, 30, 9601-9607 (1991).

 

(21) S. Sharma, F. Georges, R.E. Clevit, L.T.J. Delbaere, J.S. Lee and E.B. Waygood,”Epitope Mapping by Mutagenesis Distinguishes Between the Two Tertiary Structures of the Histidine-Containing Protein, HPr”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. NY., 188, 4877-4881 (1991).

 

(22) W.J. Newsted, R.N. Chibbar and F. Georges, “Effect of Low Temperature Stress on the Expression Levels of Sucrose Synthetase in Spring and Winter Wheat Plants. Development of a Monoclonal Antibody Against Wheat Germ Sucrose Synthetase”, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 69, 36-41 (1991).

 

(23) F. Georges, A. Hussain and B. Papish, “Vectors With Segmented Multiple Cloning Sites (SMCS) for Easy Monitoring of Restriction Digests and Post-Cloning Orientation Reversal of Genes”, Gene, 111, 27-33 (1992).

 

(24) J.W. Anderson, K. Pollen, F. Georges, R.E. Klevit and E.B. Waygood, ” The involvement of the arginine 17 residue in the active site of the Histidine-containing Protein, HPr, of the Phosphoenolpyruvate:Sugar Phosphotransferase System of E. coli“. J.  Biol.Chem., 268:12325-12333 (1993).

 

(25) S. Sharma, P.K. Hammen, J.W. Anderson, A. Leung, F. Georges, W. Hengstenberg, R.E. Klevit and E.B. Waygood, “Deamidation of HPr, a phosphocarrier protein of the phosphoenolpyruvate:sugar phosphotransferase system (PTS), involves asparagine 38 (HPr-1) and asparagine 12 (HPr-2) in isoaspartyl acid formation”. J. Biol. Chem., 268:17695-17704 (1993).

 

(26) H. Wang, F. Georges, L.R. Pelcher, M. Saleem and A.J. Cutler, “A 5.3-Kilobase genomic fragment from Arabidopsis thaliana containing kin1 and cor6.6“. J. Plant Physiol., 104:291-292 (1994).

 

(27) W.J. Newsted, S. Polvi, B. Papish, E. Kendall, M. Saleem, M. Koch, A. Hussain, A.J. Cutler and F. Georges, “A low molecular weight peptide from snow mold with epitopic homology to the winter flounder antifreeze protein”. Biochemistry and Cell Biol. 72:152-156 (1994).

 

(28) H. Wang, R. Datla, F. Georges, M. Loewen and A.J. Cutler, “Promoters from Kin1 and Cor6.6, two Arabidopsis thaliana low temperature and ABA inducible genes, are transcriptionally activated by ABA, osmoticum and dehydration but not by low temperature”. Plant Molecular Biology, 28:605-617 (1995).

 

(29) R. Alexandrova, M. Eweida, F. Georges, B. Dragulev, M.G. Abouhaider and I. Ivanov, “Domains in human interferon alpha-1 gene containing tandems of arginine in E. coli” . Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol., 27: 469-473 (1995).

 

(30) A. Hussain, S. Pugazhenthi, F. Georges, J.F. Angel and R.L. Khandelwal, “Decreased expression of ATP-citrate lyase in diabetic rat liver and restoration after treatment with orthovanadate”. Life Sciances Advances – Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology, 14:53-57 (1995).

 

(31) S. Napper, J.W. Anderson, F. Georges, J.W. Quail, L.T.J. Delbaere and E.B. Waygood, “Mutation of serine-46 to aspartate in histidine-containing protein, Hpr, of E. coli mimics the inactivation by phosphorylation of serin-46 in Hprs from gram-positive bacteria”. Biochemistry, 35:11260-11267 (1996).

 

(32) A.S. Shoker, M.A. Murabit, F.F. Georges, L.F. Qualtiere, H.G. Deneer and K. Prasad, Inhibition of human lymphocyte function by organic solvents. Mol. Cell Biochem. 171(1-2):49-58 (1997).

 

(33) T. Hoshino, A.M. Tronsmo, N. Matsumoto, T. Araki, F. Georges, T. Goda, S. Ohgiya and K. Ishizaki, “Freezing Resistance Among Isolates of Psychrophilic Fungus, Typhula ishikariensis, From Norway”.  Proc. NIPR Symp Polar Biol., 11, 112-118 (1998).

 

(34) J.E. Smallshaw, F. Georges, J.S. Lee and E.B. Waygood, “Synthesis, Cloning and Expression of Single-Chain Fv Gene of the HPr-Specific Monoclonal Antibody, Jel42. Determination of Binding Constants with Wild Type and Mutant HPrs”. Protein Engineering, 12(7):623-630 (1999).

 

  • J. Brokx, S. Napper, G. Wong, A. Mirza, F. Georges, L.T.J. Delbaere and E.B. Waygood, “Indentification of the Escherichia coli enzyme I binding site in histidine-containing protein, HPr, by the effect of mutagenesis”. Biochem. Cell Biol. 77:507-513 (1999).

 

  • J. Brokx, J. Talbot, F. Georges and E.B. Waygood, “Enzyme I of the Phosphoenolpyruvate: Sugar Phosphotransferase System. In Vitro Intragenic Complementation: The Roles of Arg126 in Phosphoryl Transfer and the C-Terminal Domain in Dimerization”. Biochemistry. 39(13):3624-3635 (2000).

 

  • Athmer, J. Kindrachuk, F. Georges, S. Napper, “The influence of protein structure on the products emerging from Succinimide hydrolysis”. J Biol Chem  277(34): 30502-30507  (2002).

 

  • Dong, W. A. Keller, W. Yan, F. Georges, “Gene expression at early stages of Brassica napus seed development as revealed by transcript profiling of seed abundant cDNAs”. Planta 218: 483-491 (2004).

 

  • Shaterian, F. Georges, A. Hussain, D. Waterer, H. De Jong and K. K. Tanino, “Salt Stress Resistance Associated with Abscisic Acid and Differential Expression of the Calreticulin (CR) Gene in Diploid Potato Clones”. Environmental & Experimental Botany 53:323-332 (2005).

 

  • Das, A. Hussain, C. Bock, W. A. Keller, F. Georges, “Cloning of Brassica napus Phospholipase C2 (BnPLC2), Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (BnVPS34) And Phosphatidylinositol Synthase (BnPtdIns S1) – Comparative Analysis of The Effect of Abiotic Stresses on The Expression of Phosphatidylinositol Signal Transduction-Related Genes in B. napus”. Planta 220: 777 – 784 (2005).

 

  • Xiang D, Datla R, Li F, Cutler A, Malik MR, Krochko JE, Sharma N, Fobert P, Georges F, Selvaraj G, Tsang E, Klassen D, Koh C, Deneault JS, Nantel A, Nowak J, Keller W, Bekkaoui F, “Development of a Brassica seed cDNA microarray”. Genome 51(3):236-242 (2008).

 

  • Georges, S. Das, H. Ray, C. Bock, K. Nokhrina, V.A. Kolla and W.A. Keller, “Over-Expression of Brassica napus Phospholipase C2 (BnPLC2) in Canola Induces Significant Changes in Gene Expression and Phytohormone Distribution Patterns and Promotes Early Flowering and Maturation”. Plant, cell and environment, (2009) 32, 1664–1681.

 

  • Bock, H. Ray and F. Georges, “Down-Regulation of Galactinol Synthase in Oil Seed Brassica napus (Westar) Leads to Significant Reduction of Antinutritional Oligosaccharides”. Botany 87(6):597-603 (2009).

 

  • L. Polowick, D.S. Baliski, C. Bock, H. Ray and F. Georges, “Development and Analysis of Transgenic Peas With Reduced Raffinose Oligosaccharide Content”. Botany 87(6):526-532 (2009).

 

  • Ray and F. Georges, “ A genomic approach to nutritional, pharmacological and genetic issues of faba bean (Vicia faba) – Prospects for genetic modifications” GM Crops, 1(2):99-106 (2010).

 

PATENTS ISSUED

 

  • Georges, “Solid Support for Immobilizing Nucleotide Sequences”. Canadian Patent issued August 15, 1995.

 

  • A. Keller, R. datla, J.-Z. Dong, F. Georges, A.A.K. Hussain and G. Selvaraj, “Methods and Compositions for Modifying Levels of Secondary Metabolic Compounds in Plants”. (PCT/CA99/00056, 1999). USA and Australia.

 

  • Georges, A.A.K. Hussain and W.A. Keller, “Method for reducing phytate in canola meal using genetic manipulation involving myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase gene”. (PCT/CA00/00612 – WO00/73473, 2006). Issued in USA. Patent pending in Canada.

 

  • Georges, S. Das, H. Ray, and w. Keller., , Methods for modifying plant responsesto stress and correspondingly derived plants. United States Patent US7615681, July 24, 2009.

Book Chapters

(1) R. Wu, N.H. Wu, Z. Hanna, F. Georges and S.A. Narang, “Purification and Sequence Analysis of Synthetic Oligodeoxyribonucleotides Synthesis, nucleotide synthesis” – A Practical Approach, M.J. Gait (ed.) pp. 135-151 (1984).

 

Invited Review Articles

 

(1) S.A. Narang, R. Brousseau, and F. Georges, Scope of DNA Cloning and Chemical Methods in Development of Chemotherapeutic Agents”, Pharmac. Ther., 26, 163 (1984).

 

(2) F. Georges and A. Hussain, “Ribosome inactivating Proteins – Prospects for Crop Plant Protection”. Plant Physiology (Life Science Advances), 12:123-127 (1993).

 

Publications in Non-Refreed Journals

 

  • Georges, “Switchable” Transformation Vectors: Another First for PBI’. PBI Bulletin, April 1989.

 

(2) A.J. Cutler, M. Saleem and F. Georges, ” Can Fish Anti-freeze Proteins Make Frost Resistant Plants?”. PBI Bulletin, July 1989.

 

(3) F. Georges, “The Fishy Side of Snow Mould”, PBI Bulletin, July 1992.

 

(4) F. Georges, A. Hussain and W.A. Keller, Transcription patterns of the calreticulin gene in Brassica napus seedlings under different environmental stress conditions.” Supplement of the First International Conference, in Egypt, on Plant Tissue Culture and its Application, 26-40 (1999).

 

(5) F. Georges, “Improving Canola – Development of low phytate canola”, PBI Bulletin, (2) 4-5 July 2002.

 

(6) F. Georges,  Beneficial carbohydrates, PBI bulletin (1) 6 dec 2003.

 

Conference Proceedings 

 

(1) S.A. Narang, R. Brousseau, F. Georges, Z. Hanna, J. Michniewicz, G. Prefontaine, J. Stawinski, P. Stepien, W. Sung, D. Thomas, J. Tso, T. Vernet, L.P. Visentine and R. Wu, “Total Synthesis and expression of Human Preproinsulin Gene”, Genetics: New Frontiers, Proc. XV Internatl. Cong. Genetics, 81, pp12-21 (1983).

 

(2) R.N. Chibbar, J. Shyluk, F. Georges and F. Constabel, “Molecular Aspects of Sunflower Protoplast Culture”, International Sunflower Year Book, 1986/87.

 

(3) P. Bhanot, F. Georges and E.B. Waygood, “Site Directed Mutagenesis of the Carboxyl Terminus Glutamate of HPr, A Phosphocarrier Protein of the Phosphoenolpyruvate: Sugar Phosphotransferase System (PTS) of E. coli“, Can. Fed. Biol. Soc, Abstract WE-PO-135, 1987.

 

(4) R.N. Chibbar, J. Shyluk, F. Georges and F. Constabel, “Role of Proline in Somatic Embryogenesis in Cultured Carrot Cells”, ASPP Annual Meeting 1987.

 

(5) R.N. Chibbar, J. Shyluk, F. Georges and F. Constabel, “Biochemical Aspects of Sunflower Protoplast Culture”, ASPP Annual Meeting 1987.

 

(6) S. Sharma,  P. Bhanot, F. Georges and E.B. Waygood, “Determination of Residues Involved in Epitopes in HPr Using Site-Directed Mutagenesis”, Can. Fed. Biol. Soc., Abstract 227, 31st Annual Meeting 1988.

 

(7) R.N. Chibbar, F. Georges, J. Shyluk, C.S. Mallard and F. Constabel, “Biochemical Aspects of Somatic Embryogenesis in Cultured Plant Cells”, UCLA Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biol., Abstract L310, 1988.

 

(8) F. Georges, R.N. Chibbar, and F. Constabel, “New Strategies in Recombinant DNA Technology”, Second Can. Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering Workshop, Ottawa, Ont., p. 98, 1988.

 

(9) M. Saleem, A.J. Cutler, F. Georges, E. Kendall, L.V. Gusta and G.L. Fletcher, “Potential of the Flounder Antifreeze Protein for Improving Cold Hardiness in Plants”, Gordon Res. Conference on Temperature Stress in Plants, Oxnard, CA., Jan. 2-3, 1989.

 

(10) W.J. Newsted, F. Georges, R.N. Chibbar and K.K. Kartha, “Accumulation of Sucrose Synthetase in Response to Low Temperature Stress in Wheat”, ASPP/CSPP Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ont., July 30-Aug. 3, 1989.

 

(11) F. Georges, R.N. Chibbar, W.J. Newsted and F. Constabel, “Conversion of Single-Stranded DNA Fragments to Double-Stranded Forms Through Ligation to Unique Hairpin Loop Sequences. Construction of Uni-ended Mobile Multiple Cloning Site Fragments (Uni-linkers), Plant Physiol. 89(4S): 65 (1989).

 

(12) W.J. Newsted, F. Georges, R.N. Chibbar and K.K. Kartha, “Accumulation of Sucrose Synthetase in Response to Low Temperature Stress in Wheat”, Plant Physiol. 49(4S):31 (1989).

 

(13) R.N. Chibbar, P.L. Polowick, W.J. Newsted, F. Georges, J. Shyluk and F. Constabel, “A Unique Esterase From the Medium of  Non-Embryogenic Cell Line of Cultured Carrot Cells”, Plant Physiol. 89 (4S):9 (1989).

 

(14) K.K. Kartha, R.N. Chibbar, F. Georges, N. Leung, K. Caswell, E. Kendall and J. Qureshi, “Transient Expression of Marker Genes in Barley Cell Cultures and Immature Embryos Through Microprojectile Bombardment”, Gordon Research Conference on Plant Cell and Tissue Culture, Plymouth, New Hampshire (1989).

 

(15) R.N. Chibbar, K.K. Kartha, N. Leung, F. Georges, K. Caswell, J. Qureshi, C. Mallard and E. Kendall, “Microprojectile Mediated Delivery of Marker Genes and Their Expression in in vitro Cultures and Immature Zygotic Embryos of Wheat and Barley”, UCLA Symposia (1990).

 

(16) F. Georges, W.J. Newsted, M. Saleem, A.J. Cutler, B. Papish and S. Polvi, “The Discovery of an Antifreeze-like Peptide in Snow Mold With Epitopic Homology to the Winter Flounder AFP”, Keystone Symposia on the Genetic Dissection of Plant Cell Processes (April 1991).

 

(17) F. Georges, W.J. Newsted, M. Saleem, A.J. Cutler and S. Polvi, “Psychromorbidin: A Cold Inducible, Low Molecular Mass Peptide from the Snow Mold Coprinus psychromorbidus“, Third International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Tucson, Arizona (Oct. 1991).

 

(18) M. Saleem, F. Georges, H. Wang and A. Cutler, “Vectors for Antifreeze Protein Gene Expression in Plants”, Third International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Tucson, Arizona (Oct. 1991).

 

(19) J.W. Anderson, F. Georges and E.B. Waygood, “The role of the arginine-17 residue in the active site of HPr”, Can. Fed. Biol. Soc., Abstract , 35th Annual Meeting, Victoria, B.C. (June 18-20, 1992).

 

(20) J. Smallshaw, M. Barry, T. Steeves, L. Latimer, F. Georges, J.S. Lee and E.B. Waygood, “Cloning JEL 42: An antibody specific for HPr”, Sixth Symposium of the Protein Society, San Diego, California  (July 25-29, 1992).

 

(21) J. Anderson, K. Pullen, P. Hammen, F. Georges, R.E. Klevit and E.B. Waygood, “The active site of HPr: Arg17 mutants”, Sixth Symposium of the Protein Society, San Diego, California  (July 25-29, 1992).

 

(22) H. Wang, R. Datla, F. Georges and A.J. Cutler, “Characterization of promoters from two Arabidopsis thaliana low temperature and ABA regulated genes: Environmental regulation in transgenic plants”, ASPP Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon (July 30 to August 3, 1994), Plant Physiol. 105:(1), ISSN 0032-0889, Abs. 948.

 

(23) J.W. Anderson, F. Georges and E.B. Waygood, “Properties of Escherichia coli HPR Mutated at Ser46”, CFBS 38th Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  (June 14-17,1995).

 

(24) J. Smallshaw, F. Georges, J. Lee, and E.B. Waygood, “Single chain FV of the HPR-specific antibody, JEL42”, CFBS 38th Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  (June 14-17,1995).

 

(25) A. Hussain, J. Bourgeois, S.L. Polvi, E. Tsang, W.A. Keller and F. Georges,. “Transcription Patterns of myo-Inositol 1-Phosphate Synthase (MIPS) in Brassica napus”. 4th Canadian Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (June 1-4, 1996).

 

(26) A. Hussain, W.A. Keller and  F. Georges, “Isolation, characterization and transcription studies of the genes for myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase (MIPS) and the 10Kd Chaperonin from Brassica napus during seed development”. 5th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Singapore (Sept., 1997).

 

(27) Dong, J-Z., W. Keller and F. Georges. 1997. Cloning and characterization of sucrose synthease and sucrose phosphate synthase genes in Brassica napus. Fifth International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Singapore, September 21-27, 1997.

 

(28) Dong, J-Z., W. Keller and F. Georges. 1997. Abundant mRNAs at the early stages of seed development in Brassica napus. Fifth International Progress of Plant Molecular Biology, Singapore, September 21-27, 1997.

 

(29) Georges, F., Hussain, A. and KELLER, W.A.  Cloning and characterization of the gene for Calreticulin from Brassica napus: Transcription levels under different environmental stress conditions. Annual Meeting of The Canadian Botanical Association, Saskatoon, SK. June 27-July 1, 1998.

 

(30) Georges, F., Hussain, A., Yang, J-Y., Polvi, S.L.., Bock, C.A. and. Keller, W.A, An isoform of myo-inositol 1-phosphate synthase (MIPS) from Brassica napus. Annual Meeting of The Canadian Botanical Association, Saskatoon, SK. June 27-July 1, 1998.

 

(31) F. Georges, A. Hussain and W.A. Keller, Transcription patterns of the calreticulin gene in Brassica napus seedlings under different environmental stress conditions.” First International Conference, in Egypt, on Plant Tissue Culture and its Application, September 12-14, 1999. (Asbtarct)

 

(32) D. Ostafichuk, A. Hussain, S. Das and F. Georges, “Effect of Environmental Stress Conditions on The Transcription of The Calreticulin Gene in Brassica napus Seedlings. Presented at the International Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Present and Future, September 5-7 at Al-Salt, Jordan (2000).

 

(33) S. Das, A. Hussain, D. Ostafichuk and F. Georges, “Cloning and Characterization of The Phosphatidyl Inositol-Specific Phospholipase C (PI-PLC) From Brassica napus, Its Tissue-Specific Expression and Its Expression Under Different Abiotic Stress Conditions”. Presented at the International Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Present and Future, September 5-7 at Al-Salt, Jordan (2000).

 

(34)

Fawzy Georges, Shankar Das, Atta Hussain and Wilf Keller, “Overexpression of

 

Phosphatidyl-inositol-specific Phospholipase C (PI-PLC) increases phytic acid accumulation in seeds of Brassica napus”. 13th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, Seville, Spain, June 28 to July 2 (2002

).

 

(35) Caroline Gibert, Atta Hussain and Fawzy Georges, “Molecular Responses To Abiotic Stresses In Canola: I. Drought At Early Stages Of Plant Development”, 13th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, Seville, Spain, June 28 to July 2 (2002

).

 

(36) Fawzy Georges, Atta Hussain, Jinzhuo Dong, Steve Webb, and Wilf Keller, “Metabolic shunt of myo-inositol reduces seed phytic acid accumulation in Brassica napus – Over-expression of the ice plant-derived gene for myo-inositol methyltransferase (IMT)” American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Honolulu, Hawaii, July 25, 2003July 30, 2003.

 

(37) J. Shaterian, D. Waterer, H. De Jong, F. Georges, A. Hussein, K.K. Tanino, “Salt Stress Tolerance in Diploid Potato Clones” Plant Canada 2005 Salt Stress, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, June 15-18, 2005.

 

(38) Yurdagul Ferhatoglu, Ian Forsythe and Fawzy Georges, “Analysis of canola transcripts during seed development under drought stress in Brassica napus – EST sequencing, Q-PCR, siRNA library” 3rd Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 28 – 31, 2005.

 

 

 

 

(39) Heather Ray, Yurdagul Ferhatoglu, and Fawzy Georges, “EST library and functional food studies of Vicia faba (fava bean)” 3rd Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 28 – 31, 2005.

 

  • Daoquan Xiang, Fengling Li, Raju Datla, Adrian Cutler, Fawzy Georges, Ed Tsang, Joan Krochko, Gopalan Selvaraj, Jacek Nowak, Kevin Chushin, Darrin Klassen, Jean-Sebastien Deneault, Andre Natel, Faouzi Bekkaoui and Wilf Keller, “Development of Brassica seed cDNA microarray” 3rd Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 28 – 31, 2005.

 

(42) Heather Ray, Shankar Das and Fawzy Georges, “Phospholipase C effects on stress responses, gene expression and hormone levels in B. napus

“ 4th CPGW in Ottawa on June 19-22, 2006.

 

(43) Polowick, P.L. and Georges, F. “Development and analysis of peas with reduced raffinose oligosaccharide content”. 6th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop in Saskatoon (6CPRW) Nov 1 – 3, 2006.

 

 

 

 

(44) VA. Kolla and F. Georges, “Over-expression of phospholipase Dα enhances low temperature stress tolerance and corrects a presumptive genetic defect in DH12075 Brassica napus”. 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop in Saskatoon, August 24-27, 2009.

 

(45) Heather Ray, Cheryl Bock and Fawzy Georges, “Transgenic coffee alpha-galactosidase in oilseed Brassica napus reduces stachyose in seed” . Brassica 2010: 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop,  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 5-9, 2010.

 

  • Kateryna Nokhrina, Wei Yan and Fawzy Georges, “Salt stress tolerance – biotechnological approach by genetic manipulation of phospholipid-signaling pathway”. 10th Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 12-15, 2010.

 

 

 

Invited Talks

 

(1) F. Georges, “Novel Synthetic Anchor Oligodeoxy-ribonucleotides: “Chem-Zymatic” Synthesis of Artificial Plant Genes”. Presented at the 2nd International Congress of ISPMB, Jerusalem, 1988.

 

(2) M. Saleem, F. Georges and A.J. Cutler, “Flounder Antifreeze Protein Promotes Super Cooling in Plant Tissues”. Brassica Low Temperature Biotechnology Workshop, Plant Research Center, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, 1988.

 

(3) F. Georges, M. Saleem and A.J. Cutler, “On the Design and Cloning of Synthetic Gene for the Flounder Antifreeze Protein”. Presented at The Ice Nucleation Conference, Saskatoon, June 18-21, 1989, p. 20.

 

(4) A.J. Cutler, M. Saleem, E. Kendall, L.V. Gusta, F. Georges, G.L. Fletcher, “Can the Flounder Antifreeze Protein Improve Plant Cold Hardiness?”. Presented at The Ice Nucleation Conference, Saskatoon, June 18-21, 1989, p19.

 

(5) F. Georges, “Biotechnology and Man, Scope of Applications in Agriculture, Health and Environment”. Presented at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat, Kuwait, February 24, 1992.

 

(6) F. Georges, “A low molecular weight peptide from snow mold with epitopic homology to the winter flounder antifreeze protein”. Presented at the Department of Biochemistry, The University of Saskatchewan, October 7, 1992.

 

(7) F. Georges, “Carbohydrate-mediated osmotic adaptation in plants”. Presented at the 12th Congress of the South African Biochemical Society, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 23-26, 1994.

 

(8) F. Georges, “Mechanisms of osmotic stress tolerance in plants”. Presented at the Division of Foood Science and Technology, Biotechnology Programme, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa, January 27, 1994.

 

(9) F. Georges,  “Transcription patterns of the calreticulin gene in Brassica napus seedlings under different environmental stress conditions.” Presented at the First International Conference, in Egypt, on Plant Tissue Culture and its Application, September 12-14, 1999.

 

(10) F. Georges, “Reduction of Phytate Accumulation in Seeds through Biotechnology.” Presented at the NRC – NSC Joint Workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology 2000, Saskatoon, June 15-16, 2000.

 

(11) F. Georges, “Effect of Environmental Stress Conditions on The Transcription of The Calreticulin Gene in Brassica napus Seedlings. Presented at the International Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Present and Future, September 5-7 at Al-Salt, Jordan (2000).

 

(12) F. Georges, “Cloning and Characterization of The Phosphatidyl Inositol-Specific Phospholipase C (PI-PLC) From Brassica napus, Its Tissue-Specific Expression and Its Expression Under Different Abiotic Stress Conditions”. Presented at the International Conference on Biotechnology in Agriculture: Present and Future, September 5-7 at Al-Salt, Jordan (2000).

 

(13) F. Georges, “Reduction of Antinuritional Factors in Crop Plants by Metabolic Engineering Approaches”. Presented to the Joint Council of Scientists (JCS) of the National Research Center and The Fauculty of Agriculture, Genetic Engineering Research Center, Ciaro University, January 16 at Cairo, Egypt (2002).

 

(14) F. Georges, “Manipulation of Signaling Pathways Towards Trait and Growth Enhancement in Important Crop Plants”. Presented to the Joint Council of Scientists (JCS) of the National Research Center and The Fauculty of Agriculture, Genetic Engineering Research Center, Ciaro University, January 17 at Cairo, Egypt (2002).

 

(15) Fawzy Georges, “Over-expression of the ice plant-derived gene for myo-Inositol methyltransferase reduces phytic acid accumulation in canola seeds”, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Honolulu, Hawaii, July 25, 2003July 30, 2003.

 

(16) Fawzy Georges, “Agricultural Biotechnology: A New Pathway For Better Crops”, Plenary lecture, 1nd International Congress on Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology, Cairo, Egypt, March 15-17, 2004.

 

(17) Fawzy Georges, Shankar Das and Wilf Keller, “The Genomics of Over-Expression of Phosphoinositide-Specific Phospholipase C (PI-PLC) in Brassica napus”, 1nd International Congress on Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology, Cairo, Egypt, March 15-17, 2004.

 

(18) Fawzy Georges, “Functional Genomics of Transgenes in Brassica napus – The Ripple Effect”, 5th Genome Canada AGM meeting, Montreal, Quebec, May 16-19, 2004.

 

(19) Fawzy Georges, Keynoote Speaker, “Over-Expression of Brassica napus Phospholipase C2 (BnPLC2) in Canola Induces Significant Changes in Gene Expression and Phytohormone Distribution Patterns”.  5th Conference on Scientific Research Outlook & Technology  Development in The Arab World (SRO5), Fez, Morocco: “Path to Innovation: Transforming Research into Value”. October 27-31, 2008.

 

(20) Fawzy Georges, Keynote Speaker, “Pharming for Human wellness”. Third Int. Conf. Biotechnology, Cairo, Egypt.  3-5 November, 2009.