Bernard Glick carries out research in plant-microbial interactions. His findings include discovering how certain bacteria can help plants grow, even under stressful conditions, such as drought. He's shown that growth-promoting bacteria can be successfully applied to several food crops as a more sustainable alternative to using chemicals.
With over 24,000 citations and an h-index of 76, Professor Glick has one of the highest citation records at the University of Waterloo.
Office: Biology 2 356C
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32058
- Molecular genetics
- Plant physiology, growth and development
- Isolation, characterization and manipulation of microbial genes which encode products that are involved in the microbial stimulation of plant growth.
- Use of bacteria as biocontrol agents to control fungal diseases.
- Biochemical and physiological consequences of the genetic transformation of plant growth-promoting bacteria.
- Microbial phytohormone biosynthesis.
- Use of plant-microbial combinations to remediate contaminated soils.
- Ethylene modulated gene expression.
Professor Glick teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Course offerings have included
- BIOL 432 Molecular Biotechnology 2
- BIOL 467 Plant-Microbe Interaction
- BIOL 499 Honours Research Project
- BIOL 680 Plant growth-promoting bacteria drought
- BIOL 642 Current Topics in Biotechnology
Recent publications include
- Glick, B.R. 2014. Bacteria with ACC deaminase can promote plant growth and help to feed the world. Microbiol. Res. 169:30-39.
- Ali, S., Duan, J., Charles, T.C. and Glick, B.R. 2014. A bioinformatics approach to the determination of bacterial genes involved in endophytic behavior. J. Theor. Biol 343:193-198.
- Duca, D., Lorv, J., Patten, C.L., Rose, D. and Glick, B.R. 2014. Microbial indole-3-acetic acid and plant growth. Anton. Van Leeuwenhoek 106:85-125.
- Nascimento, F.X., McConkey, B.J and Glick, B.R. 2014. New insights into ACC deaminase phylogeny, evolution and evolutionary significance. PLoS ONE, 9 (6): e99168.
- Glick, B.R. 2012. Plant growth-promoting bacteria: mechanisms and applications, Scientifica vol. 2012, Article ID 963401
Please see Bernard Glick's Google Scholar profile for a current list of his peer-reviewed articles.
Awards and Distinctions
- Lady Davis Fellowship, The Technion, Haifa, Israel (2011)
- Career Achievement Award, Canadian Council of University Biology Chairs (2010)
- Salamanca University Fellowship, Salamanca, Spain (2009)
- Université Claude Bernard Fellowship, Lyon, France (2001)
- Lady Davis Fellowship, The Technion, Haifa, Israel (1992-93, 1994-95)
University of Waterloo Affiliations
- Cross-appointed to Chemical Engineering
Professional Associations and Service
- Journal Editorship
- Biotechnology Advances, Editorial Board Member
- Recent Patents on Biotechnology, Editorial Board Member
- The Open Biotechnology Journal, Editorial Board Member
- FEMS Microbiology Letters, Section Editor
- Plant and Soil, Section Editor
- Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment, Editorial Board Member
1974 PhD Biochemistry, University of Waterloo
1972 MSc Biochemistry, University of Waterloo
1969 BSc Chemistry, The City College of New York