Welcome to Phytola

  • Technology Development
    For the past few years, we’ve been exploring novel technologies to advance our understanding of the biochemical mechanisms governing seed oil accumulation.Find out more about our Technology Development.

Phytola is an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions centre based at the University of Alberta. Phytola's mission is to undertake research in oilseed crops and develop tools and technologies of value to our stakeholders.


With Major Support From:


Phytola Science Meeting

The 2015 Phytola Science Meeting was held on September 16 to 17, 2015, at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Attendees were informed of the advancements made in oilseed sciences and biotechnology through Phytola’s research. There were two excellent keynote presentations from Dr. Ivo Feussner (Georg-August-University, Germany) and from the 2015 Eminent Scientist Award winner and Phytola Scientific Advisor Dr. Wolfgang Friedt.

This year's celebration of Phytola science will be posted here when the details have been confirmed.

Recent Publications

Canola Improvement

DGAT structure/function

Specialty Oil Development (Bioactive or Industrial Oils)

Technology Development

Latest News

Dr. Wolfgang Friedt Receives Eminent Scientist Award

Dr. Wolfgang Friedt, a Scientific Advisor to Phytola, was awarded the Eminent Scientist Award at the 14th International Rapeseed Congress in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which took place July 5 to 9, 2015...

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