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Michael Phillips
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NSERC Discovery granted awarded to the Phillips lab
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded the Phillips lab a 5-year Discovery grant. The title of my proposal is "Control of Flux and Adaptive Responses at the Interface of Primary and Secondary Plant Metabolism". This gran...

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Invited talk at Brock University this Friday April 7
I will be giving a research lecture to the Department of Biological Sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario this Friday, April 7, 2017. The talk will take place at 2:15 in the Cairns building. The title will be "Investigating plant metabolis...

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Our paper "Non-invasive ethylene quantification in attached fruit headspace at 1 part per billion by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry" accepted for publication in The Plant Journal
Our manuscript for measuring ethylene in attached fruit has been accepted in the "technical advance" category at The Plant Journal. This paper goes a long way towards bringing high sensitivity ethylene detection into the labs of non-specialists who may only...

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John R. Evans Leaders Fund Awarded to the Phillips lab for plant metabolism research
I was recently named a John R. Evans Leaders Fund recipient and awarded $140,000 to fund infrastructure for my plant metabolomics platform. This award will go towards the purchase of a triple quad - ion trap mass spectrometer, a versatile instrument that wi...

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Research and Scholarly Activity Fund grant awarded to Phillips lab
Back in January, the University of Toronto - Mississauga awarded me a small pilot grant to study essential oil biosynthesis in non-model plants. The title of the project is: "New plant essential oil genes and their use in food safety". Among the many uses o...

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Undergraduate summer research at UTM
If you are an undergraduate enrolled at the University of Toronto and are interested in summer or fall research, I am offering several undergraduate research projects through the Research Opportunity Program . Here are the summer projects I will supervise: ...

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Two PhD positions in plant biochemistry offered in my lab
I am offering two PhD positions in my lab starting spring 2017. Students must have previously completed a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Biology,
Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related field and be inspired to pursue
original research in plant biology and biochemistry....

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Thanksgiving
It seems like time goes by faster and faster the more of
it we can look back on as we age. It is with that thought that I can
hardly believe Thanksgiving has already past us by this year. Before
this subject is completely buried in the oncoming holiday r...

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Thanksgiving - is it really already past?
It seems like time goes by faster and faster the more of it we can look back on as we age. It is with that thought that I can hardly believe Thanksgiving has already past us by this year. Before this subject is completely buried in the oncoming holiday rush...

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It is alive!
After a long silence, I return with important news: I have recently started a new position at the University of Toronto in the Department of Biology. This new position, while carrying many important new responsibilities (e.g. teaching classes) will enable m...
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