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Mark Poznansky

iBOL Board Member Dr. Mark Poznansky is President and CEO of the Ontario Genomics Institute, a role which draws on his substantial experience in the life sciences and in running institutes and businesses, as well as his knowledge of government affairs and business development. Before joining OGI, he was a consultant to clients in government, […]

Navigating around hazards to barcoding, 2011

iBOL Chair sees risks, also remedies Since becoming chair of the Board of the iBOL corporation in early May, I have thought many hours about iBOL navigating to its goal: a total of 5,000,000 sequences from 500,000 species in its public library by the autumn of 2015. To raise the odds of reaching this scientifically […]

Commodore for a global DNA census

  April 26, 2011 Commodore for a global DNA census (PDF)

Ivar Myklebust

iBOL Board MemberIvar Mykelbust trained as a zoologist at the University of Trondheim. He is a member of the Norwegian delegation to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility governing board. He has also undertaken a number of other international activities including the Norwegian-Russian commission on environmental protection and various working groups under the Nordic Council of […]

Rocky Skeef

iBOL Board MemberDr. Rocky Skeef completed his PhD in biochemistry at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in 1987 and has worked at the National Research Foundation (NRF) – a statutory body that supports and promotes research through funding, developing human resources and providing facilities – since 2004. As Executive Director of new business development, his primary […]

Xian-en Zhang

iBOL Board MemberDr. Xian-en Zhang is Director General of the Basic Research Department in the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology where he manages major national programmes for the development of scientific research and leads the working group of China’s Scientific Data Sharing Programme. Dr. Zhang has published numerous papers on analytical biotechnology and has […]

Karl Tibelius

iBOL Board Member Dr. Karl Tibelius joined Genome Canada as Vice President, Genomics Programs, in September, 2009. Previously, he was Director of the Targeted Initiatives Branch at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), where he coordinated program delivery of CIHR initiatives that addressed priority areas such as pandemic preparedness, knowledge translation and commercialization as […]

Faustino Siñeriz

iBOL Board Member Dr. Faustino Siñeriz is a Professor of Microbiology at the National University of Tucumán, Argentina. He is principal researcher with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and Director of the Argentinean-Brazilian Centre for Biotechnology (CABBIO). His fields of research are biotechnological processes, microbial physiology, microbial enzymes, process optimization and […]

Suzanne Fortier

  Dr. Suzanne Fortier has served as President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) since January 2006. Previously, she held a number of senior academic and administrative positions at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Fortier is a crystallographer by training, specializing in the development of mathematical and artificial intelligence […]

José Antonio De la Peña

Dr. José Antonio De la Peña Mena is President of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and head researcher at the Institute of Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, specializing in the theory of algebraic representation. His ground-breaking research has been recognized with the National University Prize for Young Researchers (1991) and the Prize […]


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