MOLECULAR GENETICS AND BIOINFORMATICS, PATHOLOGY AND PLANT BREEDING
Gene Expression And Regulation
Biochemical and metabolomic analysis
Plant abiotic stress
Plant Pathology And Plant-Microbe Interactions
Classical and molecular plant breeding
Design and operation of field trials and breeding nurseries
Disease trials and assays, variety trials, plant/weed interactions
Plant types: pulses, canola and mustards, forages, grains, neutraceutical species
Plant Breeding, Field Trials And Genome Analysis
Scientific methods development and troubleshooting,
Grant writing and assessment,
Review and report writing,
Preparation and editing of scientific papers,
Teaching methods and principles,
Project design, development and setup,
We are deeply embedded in the rural communities we serve. Our clients will find us on the farm, volunteering within our communities, serving on boards, and advocating for agriculture, wherever we go.
We work with producers, agribusiness owners, farm organizations, and co-operatives, offering a range of advice, research, reviews, and other services to help them succeed.
TRULY MULTI-PURPOSE & OUTSTANDING
Consultancy founded on thirty years of scientific research in genetics, plant pathology, antinutritional factors, abiotic stress (drought, salt, cold stress), bioinformatic analysis, plant breeding and variety development, genome editing
Carrying out research assessments, data analysis, bioinformatic and statistical analysis, designing and preparing projects and grants, preparing reports and papers, lab setup, experimental and field trial design
Confidential reports or for publication
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Heather Ray, Ph.D., P.Ag.
Professional with many years of experience in scientific research on plants, working in biotechnology and plant breeding-related areas for industry, at academic institutions and in federal government laboratories.
Doctorate in plant genetics
Experienced crop research scientist
Access to other professional researchers on an as-needed basis
DR. HEATHER RAY
DOCTORATE IN PLANT GENETICS
Ph.D. in Plant Genetics (University of Alberta): genetics, recombination, plant breeding, statistics, plant biochemistry and physiology, molecular biology, agroecology (weed/crop interactions).
Dr. Heather Ray loves the bright yellow canola fields and the people and companies she gets to work with, and the industry that we’re lucky to get our hands dirty in, every day.
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From strategy to execution, we provide creative solutions to advance the world’s largest industry. Agriculture is more than our expertise – it's our passion.
Lab and field trial management and setup: genetics, recombination, plant breeding, statistics, plant biochemistry and physiology, molecular biology, agroecology
research & review
Assessment of research projects in genetics and plant breeding, statistical analyses of field data, bioinformatic analysis. Teaching and developing technical and non-technical literature
write & deliver
Project development and grant applications. Technical writing and editing in plant molecular biology and crop genetics research.
OUR PARTNERS & REVIEWS
"There are a lot of decisions to make in farming. Hiring Rochfort Gene Consulting was one of the best I made. Besides maximizing my yields, the peace of mind on all the agronomic decisions my consultant does for me is priceless."
"There are only a few people I feel I can truly trust in this world, and Heather Ray, Ph. D., P.Ag. at Rochfort Gene Consulting is one of them."
"With Rochfort Gene Consulting, I know I am making the best decisions to get the most out of each crop and season."
EXPERIENCE WITH RESEARCH IN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LABS
Dr. Ray’s career experience in scientific research has included work in agricultural biotechnology, plant pathology, plant breeding and allied areas for industry, at academic institutions and in federal government laboratories. Dr. Ray has worked with researchers, companies, and agencies to identify and analyse areas of high interest, develop and explore new projects.
Scientific Consultant for crop research agencies and organizations
Technical writing and assessment of research projects in genetics and plant breeding, statistical analyses of field data, bioinformatic analysis, technical writing and editing in plant molecular biology and crop genetics research.
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