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Rick Meyers

Research Oversight Committee Rick Meyers is Vice President, Technical and Northern Affairs of the Mining Association of Canada. He is responsible for a broad range of mine-site environmental and technical issues such as tailings, waste-rock, water and effluent management. He also responds to industry issues in Canada’s three northern territories specifically related to northern mineral […]

Ben Chalmers

Research Oversight Committee Ben Chalmers is Vice President, Sustainable Development. In this role Ben is the Association of Canada (MAC) team member responsible for the implementation of Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM). He is also works with members on issues related to corporate social responsibility both within Canada and internationally. Among his other responsibilities are advocacy […]

Mike Bruford

Research Oversight Committee Dr. Mike Bruford is a molecular ecologist in the Cardiff School of Biosciences and Head of the Organisms and Environment (OnE) Division, with expertise in studying the demographic and evolutionary processes in small and fragmented populations. Professor Bruford is the Editor-in Chief of Heredity and serves on grant review committees in the […]

John Kelly

Research Oversight Committee Dr. John Kelly is the Vice-President of the Erie Innovation and Commercialization with the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association. The mandate of this initiative is to diversify agriculture and food opportunities for the sand plains area of the South Central Ontario Region (SCOR). He has a wealth of experience in the […]

Vivien Bonazzi

Research Oversight Committee Dr. Vivien Bonazzi is a Program Director in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Bonazzi is also part of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) a trans-NIH Common Fund Initiative whose aims are to characterize the microbial communities found at several different sites […]

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, […]

Muhammad Ashfaq

Pakistan Representative Foreign Faculty, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad Web: Résumé Email: |

Virginia León-Règagnon

Mexico alternate Instituto de Biologia,UNAM, Mexico City Web: Web Profile

Daniel Janzen honoured with BBVA Foundation award

“Pioneer of the science of restoration ecology” Daniel Janzen, the eminent tropical ecologist and conservationist who became one of the earliest adopters and staunchest advocates of DNA barcoding and the International Barcode of Life project (iBOL), has received the 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Ecology and Conservation Biology. Announcing the €400,000 award […]

Yuri Kartavtsev

Russia representative Professor A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) Vladivostok Email: Web: Connect Profile


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