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 Position Affiliation Province Researcher type Research area/interests
Robert Beiko Professor Dalhousie University Nova Scotia Academic Bioinformatics software: microbial ecology, lateral gene transfer, geographic analysis, sequence classification. Also interested in relationships between the microbiome and frailty.
Claire Bertelli PDF Simon Fraser University British Columbia Academic
Fiona Brinkman Professor Simon Fraser University British Columbia Academic 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.
Celia Greenwood Senior Investigator Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research Quebec Academic Statistical methods development for microbiome data and other 'omic data.
Morgan Langille Assistant Professor Dalhousie University Nova Scotia Academic Development of bioinformatic methods for microbiome research and studies involving host-microbe interactions. Also I run the Integrated Microbiome Resource (
Andrew McArthur Associate Professor McMaster University Ontario Academic bioinformatics, antimicrobial resistance, Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database, metagenomics
Kathy McCoy Professor University of Calgary Alberta Academic Microbiome, immunology
Mike Peabody Grad student Simon Fraser University British Columbia Academic Metagenomics with a focus on freshwater microbial ecology. I am also interested in the relationship between the microbiome and health.
Helen Tremlett Professor UBC British Columbia Academic multiple sclerosis; microbiome; pharmaco-epidemiology; drug safety; drug effectiveness; pharmacogenomics
Thea Van Rossum PhD candidate Simon Fraser University British Columbia Academic 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.