Those listed below are interested in microbiome research in Canada, including researchers, developers, funders and domain experts from academia, industry, and government. If you would like to be added to this list, please sign up for a MicrobiomeCanada account here.

First Name Last Name Affiliation Province Research area/interests
Robert Beiko Dalhousie University Nova Scotia Bioinformatics software: microbial ecology, lateral gene transfer, geographic analysis, sequence classification. Also interested in relationships between the microbiome and frailty.
Claire Bertelli Simon Fraser University British Columbia
Fiona Brinkman Simon Fraser University British Columbia Integration of microbiome data with other data, and application of integrated approaches for studying infectious diseases, microbial interactions. Development of bioinformatic resources for genomic epidemiology, understanding pathogen evolution, and improving prediction of new vaccine/drug targets. Also applying our approaches to study innate immunity, allergic disease, and the environment.
Morgan Langille Dalhousie University Nova Scotia Development of bioinformatic methods for microbiome research and studies involving host-microbe interactions. Also I run the Integrated Microbiome Resource (
Andrew McArthur McMaster University Ontario bioinformatics, antimicrobial resistance, Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database, metagenomics
Mike Peabody Simon Fraser University British Columbia Metagenomics with a focus on freshwater microbial ecology. I am also interested in the relationship between the microbiome and health.
Helen Tremlett UBC British Columbia multiple sclerosis; microbiome; pharmaco-epidemiology; drug safety; drug effectiveness; pharmacogenomics
Thea Van Rossum Simon Fraser University British Columbia The effect of anthropogenic contamination on environmental and host-associated microbial communities, and its potential to inform novel biomonitoring. Particular interest in bioinformatic methods, reference-free techniques and data analysis.