Dr. Gary Van Domselaar
Chief, National Microbiology Laboratory
Public Health Agency of Canada
Dr. Gary Van Domselaar (University of Alberta, 2003) is the Chief of the Bioinformatics Laboratory at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg Canada with cross appointments in Pharmacy, Medical Microbiology and Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Van Domselaar has active research programs in metagenomics, infectious disease genomic epidemiology, diagnostic antibody development, and the development of novel bioinformatics algorithms for infectious sequence analysis and investigation. He teaches graduate level courses and workshops on a variety of topics including microbial pathogenesis and microbial genomics and bioinformatics. His lab leads several large scale national and international genomics and bioinformatics collaborations, including the Bioinformatics Workgroup of the Canadian Genomics Research and Development Initiative Interdepartmental Project on Food and Water Safety and the Genome Canada Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) project to develop an integrated computational platform for infectious disease outbreak investigations. Dr. Van Domselaar serves as a Scientific Advisory to the European Patho-NGen-Trace project; he participates on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases, US CDC; is a member of the Bioinformatics Working Group of the Global Coalition for Regulatory Science Research.