Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Davoud Torkamaneh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Applied Sciences and Technology in Tehran, as well as a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Plant biology from Université Laval. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Computational biology at Université Laval and at the University of Guelph. Before joining Université Laval as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science, he was an Associate Professor in Computational biology at the University of Guelph.
Davoud Torkamaneh is interested in the interaction between computation and plant biology (computational biology of plants). Over the past ten years, his research has led him to deepen his knowledge of genomes as well as the evolution of the plant genome over time and its involvement in agricultural improvement. In his work, he uses multidisciplinary approaches that combine bioinformatics analysis, modeling and prediction with experimental verification to visualize plant genome evolution. He is a scientific editor for the journal The Plant Genome and he is involved in the Center for Research and Innovation on Plants (CRIV) and is a member of the Institute of Integrative Biology and Systems (IBIS) of Université Laval.
Davoud Torkamaneh has established a cannabis genomics research program to study the translational and functional aspects of the properties of this species, the first of its kind in the country. He is also implementing an innovative genomics-based platform to standardize the production, quality, safety and regulation of cannabis for medical purposes.