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Barton Slatko

Technology and Applications Advisory Board Dr. Slatko is a Senior Scientist in Parasitology and Head of DNA Sequencing at New England Biolabs, Inc., where he studies the evolution and biology of the Wolbachia endosymbiont. He has successfully sequenced and annotated the Wolbachia genome from B. malayi and is now investigating the biochemical basis for the [...]

Matthew Bainbridge

Technology and Applications Advisory Board Matthew Bainbridge is an expert in the field of high-throughput genomics.M He received his MSc in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004 where he used pattern discovery to analyze microarray data. From there he moved to the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) Genome Sciences Centre where he [...]

John McPherson

Chair, Technology and Applications Advisory Board Dr. John McPherson is the Director of Genome Technologies at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in Canada in 1989. He then moved to the United States where he contributed to the Human Genome Sequencing Project, first at [...]

Christian Brochmann

Vice-Chair, WG2.1 – Paleobarcoding National Centre for Biosystematics Natural History Museum University of Oslo, Norway Web:

Yousef S. Al-Hafedh

Saudi Arabia representative Professor,Genetics, Natural Resources & Environment Research Institute,King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology,Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Email:

Vincent Robert

Vice-chair, WG3.2 – Informatics: Mirrors Informatics Lead Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures Utrecht,The Netherlands Web: Project profile Email:

Greg Singer

Chair, WG 5.1 – Project Management iBOL-Canada Project Manager, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada Website: Email:

Peter Phillips

Chair, WG6.2 – Regulation of International Trade Professor and Head of Political Studies, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Website: Email:

Tania Bubela

Chair, WG 6.1 – Equitable Use of Genetic Resources Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada Website: Profile page Email:

Richard Gold

Chair, WG6.3 – Intellectual Property & Knowledge Management Associate Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Human Genetics/Faculty of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, Canada Website:


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