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Committee Members


Chris Barker

Research and Business Development Director
Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre, GIFS, University of Saskatchewan

Professional interests

Chris works at the interface of agricultural research and the Ag industry. Chris previously led project management activities with Saskatoon start-up companies, BioSTAR and MetaMorphix. Prior to joining the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), hes was the Chief Scientific Officer for Genome Prairie where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic research and partnership agenda. In this role, Chris provided leadership, oversight and coordinated the development and management of Genome Prairie’s collaborative research initiatives.