Marta S. Izydorczyk is currently a research scientist and program manager of Milling and Malting and Research on Barley and other Grains at the Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission, and an adjunct professor at the Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Her research program focuses on identifying and characterizing constituents and molecular mechanisms, which are responsible for functionality, quality, and performance of barley and other grains in food products. She is responsible for assessment of malting quality of Canadian barley. Her research program aims at developing effective strategies for improving the quality of barley and for better adapting it to current and future needs. Marta also has responsibilities in representing the Canadian Grain Commission in domestic and international forums, establishing liaisons and technology transfer activities with producers, industry, and marketers, providing advice and responding to queries from clients and public.