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Adam Smith
Student Intern
ALB
Adam Smith
Student Intern at Western University
ALB
Adam Smith
Role in the project

Assisting in the Asian Longhorned Beetle experiments. Assisting in research on biological mechanisms of the Asian Longhorned Beetle during overwintering.

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
CANADA

Adnan Uzonovic
Co-Principal Investigator
DED and Technology Transfer
Adnan Uzonovic
Co-Principal Investigator
Research Scientist at FP Innovations
Adnan Uzonovic
Role in the project

Working on ensuring a quarantine facility is up to date for Phytophthora inoculations and also to assist with the technology transfer of the bioSAFE tools to regulatory organizations.

2691-2665 E Mall, 
Vancouver, BC 
V6T 1Z4

Alex Torson
Postdoctoral Associate
ALB
Alex Torson
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Western University
ALB
Alex Torson
Role in the project

Characterization of overwintering physiology in the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
CANADA

Amanda Roe
Co-Principal Investigator
ALB, Database
Amanda Roe
Co-Principal Investigator
Research Scientist Insect Production and Quarantine at Natural Resources Canada
Amanda Roe
Role in the project

Amanda is the component lead for theAsian Longhorned Beetle component of the bioSAFE project. She is leading a sub-activity to characterize the population genomics of Asian Longhorned Beetle within its native and invasive range. Amanda also assists in the experimental design activity to characterize the functional response of Asian Longhorned Beetle to cold. Amanda oversees the quarantine colony of Asian Longhorned Beetle in the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratory at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5

Tel.: (705) 541-5517
Email: amanda.roe@canada.ca
Personal Web Page: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=CvcDYvgAAAAJ&hl=en

Amélie Potvin
Technician
DED
Amélie Potvin
Technician at Natural Resources Canada
DED
Amélie Potvin
Role in the project

Perform high throughput phenotyping to identify Ophiostoma ulmi s. l. candidate genes associated with virulence and substrate utilization.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-3430
Email: amelie.potvin@canada.ca

André Gagné
Technician
DED
André Gagné
Technician at the Université Laval
DED
André Gagné
Role in the project

Curator of the genomic and microbiological collections of the Centre for Forest Research in Université Laval.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2143
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

 

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext.12328
Fax : (418) 656-7493
Email : andre.gagne@sbf.ulaval.ca

Angela Dale
Molecular Scientist
SOD
Angela Dale
Molecular Scientist at FP Innovations
SOD
Angela Dale
Role in the project

Angela is involved with identification and tracking invasive Phytophthora pathogens using next generation sequencing technologies, and in the identification of potential pathogenicity traits, markers or genes in Phytophthora species using comparative genomics between species and within populations.

FP Innovations
2665 E Mall, 
Vancouver, BC 
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Anna Fijarczyk
Post-Doctoral Fellow
DED
Anna Fijarczyk
Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Université Laval
DED
Anna Fijarczyk
Role in the project

Working on the evolutionary genomics of DED.


Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 3208
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext.5527
Email: anna.fijarczyk.1@ulaval.ca
Website: https://landrylab.ibis.ulaval.ca/?page_id=907

Anne-Hélène Mathey
Collaborator
GE3LS, Economics
Anne-Hélène Mathey
Acting Director, National Capital Region at Natural Resources Canada
GE3LS, Economics
Anne-Hélène Mathey
Role in the project

Our collective role is to support the completion of Activity 4.4 of the GE3LS component, which is to develop an economic model on the impacts of foreign invasive alien species to Canadian forests and define overall economic impacts of each mitigation strategy.

Trade, Economics and Industry Branch
580 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4 

Tel.: (343) 292-8466
Email: anne-helene.mathey@canada.ca

Arnaud Capron
Research Associate
SOD, AmpliSeq
Arnaud Capron
Research Associate at the University of British Columbia
SOD, AmpliSeq
Arnaud Capron
Role in the project

Analyze genetic variability in Phytophthora ramorum isolates from different lineages and provenances for relevant polymorphism; Design and test Ion Torrent Ampliseq panels taking advantage of this information for diagnostics purpose.

Forest Science Centre
University of British Columbia,
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, 
V6T 1Z4

Audrey Nisole
Biologist
AGM
Audrey Nisole
Biologist at Natural Resources Canada
AGM
Audrey Nisole
Role in the project

Consultant for Asian Gypsy Moth genomics work.

(RNCan-Quebec), molecular biology and genomics
Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-5806
Email: audrey.nisole@canada.ca

Brent Sinclair
Co-Principal Investigator
ALB
Brent Sinclair
Co-Principal Investigator
Professor, Dept. Biology, Western University
Brent Sinclair
Role in the project

Leading the physiological genomics portion of BioSAFE’s work on Asian Longhorned Beetle. We do this in partnership with the team at Great Lakes Forestry Centre. Our goals are to identify the key genes associate with among-population differences in overwintering capacity.

Professor & Associate Chair (Graduate)
Department of Biology, Western University
London, ON, Canada N6A 5B7

bsincla7@uwo.ca | +1-519-661-2111 x83138
http://publish.uwo.ca/~bsincla7/ | @brentjsinclair

Brittany Day
Project Manager
PM, GE3LS, Technology Transfer
Brittany Day
Project Manager
End User at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Brittany Day
Role in the project

Brittany Day is a Science Specialist of CFIA’s Plant Research and Strategies Unit, responsible for supporting the delivery of the Agency’s Plant Research Program, as well as fostering strategic collaborations and promoting research through communications. She oversees financial and scientific reporting for the project as well as the coordination of research and GE3LS activities at the CFIA.

Cameron Duff
Past Member
GE3LS, Technology Transfer, Biosurveillance Network
Cameron Duff
Past Member
Executive Director, Plant Health Science at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Cameron Duff
Role in the project

Cameron Duff led the BioSAFE project team at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in 2016-2017. The CFIA is Canada’s largest science-based regulator, mandated to protect the country’s plant, animal and food resources.

Cameron oversaw all aspects of technology development and the implementation of the tools developed for use at the CFIA. Over the course of his career, he has acquired a thorough understanding of plant pest and pathogen biology. He had increased the scientific and regulatory capacity in plant health diagnostics, surveillance, and disease and pest mitigation. He brought considerable experience in the identification of national plant science priorities and the building of strategic partnerships.

Cameron has led foundational research with Co-Project Leader, Dr. Hamelin, resulting in the successful transfer of DNA-based testing methods to CFIA’s diagnostic labs. He had played a prominent role in ensuring that the BioSAFE project was funded so that the research outcomes are translated into real-world tools to protect Canada’s plant resources. 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road, 
Ottawa, Ontario, 
K1A 0Y9, Canada

 

Catherine Béliveau
Research Assistant
AGM
Catherine Béliveau
Research Assistant
Biologist of Molecular Entomology and Genomics at Natural Resources Canada
Catherine Béliveau
Role in the project

Participates in the activities involving AGM including identifying candidate genes associated with flight capacity and functional validation of candidate genes associated with flight capacity.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-5806
Email: catherine.beliveau@canada.ca

Chelsea Nilausen
Economist at Natural Resources Canada
GE3LS, Economic Impacts, Technology Transfer
Chelsea Nilausen
Economist at Natural Resources Canada
GE3LS, Economic Impacts, Technology Transfer
Chelsea Nilausen
Role in the project

Working with GE3LS team to conduct Economic assessment of pest and pathogens. To support the completion of the economic modelling of the GE3LS component, which is to develop an economic model on the impacts of foreign invasive alien species to Canadian forests and define overall economic impacts of each mitigation strategy.

Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada
National Capital Region

Trade, Economics and Industry Branch
1500 - 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5J3

Email: chelsea.nilausen@canada.ca

Christian Landry
Co-Principal Investigator
DED, Database
Christian Landry
Co-Principal Investigator
Professor at the Université Laval
Christian Landry
Role in the project

Overseeing activities on population genomics of Ophiostoma sp.

Pavillon Charles-Eugène Marchand
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 3106
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-3954
Email: Christian.Landry@bio.ulaval.ca
Website: http://landrylab.ibis.ulaval.ca/

Christopher Keeling
Collaborator
AGM
Christopher Keeling
Research Scientist in Forest Genomics at Natural Resources Canada
AGM
Christopher Keeling
Role in the project

Identify differences between flight-capable and flight-incapable gypsy moth at the transcriptome level.  Dr. Keeling will also assist in the analysis of transcriptomic data on the utilization of different hosts by various strains of gypsy moth.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada

Tel.: 418-648-3693
Email: christopher.keeling@canada.ca

Webpages: Research GateGoogle ScholarResearcher ID

Daniel Doucet
Co-Principal Investigator
ALB
Daniel Doucet
Co-Principal Investigator
Research Scientist, Molecular Insect Biology at Natural Resources Canada
Daniel Doucet
Role in the project

Data analysis of Asian Longhorned Beetle cold exposure experiments, particularly with the interpretation of RNAseq results in the activity of Asian Longhorned Beetle overwintering. To assist in the conception of experiments designed to discover Asian Longhorned Beetle genes that regulate or participate in Asian Longhorned Beetle overwintering.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 
P6A 2E5

Tel.: (705) 541-5513
Email: daniel.doucet@canada.ca

Personal Web Page: 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Doucet

Debbie Shearlaw
Technician, End User
SOD
Debbie Shearlaw
Technician/ End User at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
SOD
Debbie Shearlaw
Role in the project

Debbie Shearlaw is responsible for preparing cultures, extracting DNA and genotyping Phytophthora samples for genomic profiling of sudden oak death populations.

Denys Yemshanov
Collaborator
ALB
Denys Yemshanov
Collaborator
Research Scientist - Quantitative Spatial Modeler at Natural Resources Canada
Denys Yemshanov
Role in the project

Bioeconomic modelling of optimal pest surveillance and management (with the pilot study focused on detection and management of Asian Longhorned Beetle in Canada).

Canadian Forest Service,
Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5

Tel.: (705) 541-5602
Email: denys.yemshanov@canada.ca

Don Stewart
Research Assistant
AGM, AmpliSeq
Don Stewart
Research Assistant
Biologist at Natural Resources Canada
Don Stewart
Role in the project

Development of AGM bioSAFE tools and testing.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-4271
Email: don.stewart@canada.ca

Drake Martin
Technician
ALB
Drake Martin
Technician at Western University
ALB
Drake Martin
Role in the project

Rear Asian Longhorned Beetles and coordinate what individuals insects are to be tested. I also run cold tolerance tests, recording the data we get from it. 

Drake maintains the bioSAFE Asian Longhorned Beetle colony in the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratory at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre. He also assists with cold tolerance experiments within the quarantine facility.

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
CANADA

Federico Lingua
Graduate Student
GE3LS, DSS
Federico Lingua
Graduate Student, University of British Columbia
Federico Lingua
Role in the project

Federico is working in the GE3LS component of the BioSAFE project, focusing on the development of a socio-economic model to help understand the consequences associated with forest and tree losses.

FRESH lab,
Dept of Forest Resources Management,
Faculty of Forestry,
University of British Columbia,
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4
Canada

François Olivier Gagnon-Hébert
Post Doctoral Fellow
AGM
François Olivier Gagnon-Hébert
Post Doctoral Fellow at the Université Laval
AGM
François Olivier Gagnon-Hébert
Role in the project

Bioinformatician involved in the functional annotation of the Asian Gypsy Moth genome and other analysis of the genome.

Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 4141
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 2990
Email : francois-olivier.gagnon-hebert.1@ulaval.ca

Gregory Paradis
Post Doctoral Fellow
GE3LS, DSS
Gregory Paradis
Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia
GE3LS, DSS
Gregory  Paradis
Role in the project

Working on DSS development (within the GE3LS activity).

University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada
Email: gregory.paradis@ubc.ca

Guillaume Bilodeau
Co-Principal Investigator
SOD, AmpliSeq
Guillaume Bilodeau
Co-Principal Investigator at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
SOD, AmpliSeq
Guillaume Bilodeau
Role in the project

Dr. Guillaume Bilodeau coordinates and conducts research in the development of technologies to detect and identify fungi-oomycetes, pathogens responsible for plant diseases of regulatory significance at CFIA, like sudden oak death. He provides expertise on detecting and genotyping Phytophthora species and is participating in genomic profiling of sudden oak death. He will be a key player in validating and transferring bioSAFE diagnostic tools for operational use.

Gwylim Blackburn
Post Doctoral Fellow
AGM
Gwylim Blackburn
Post Doctoral Fellow at the Université Laval
AGM
Gwylim Blackburn
Role in the project

Analyzing data in the flight capability in female Asian gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar spp.)

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2245
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 7132
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: gwylim.blackburn.1@ulaval.ca

Hélène Martin
Post Doctoral Fellow
DED
Hélène Martin
Post Doctoral Fellow at the Université Laval
DED
Hélène Martin
Role in the project

Conduct genomic analyses for the evolution history of Ophiostoma novo-ulmi.

Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 3115
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 5527
Email: helene.martin.4@ulaval.ca

Hesther Yueh
Project Manager
PM, AmpliSeq, Technology transfer
Hesther Yueh
Project Manager at the University of British Columbia
PM, AmpliSeq, Technology transfer
Hesther Yueh
Role in the project

Project coordination of sample acquisition and shipment of material to service platforms. Scientific progress and financial reporting to funding agencies. Coordination of oversight committee and team meetings.

University of British Columbia
#3313 – 2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Tel: 604-827-5775
Fax: 604-822-9102
Email: hesther.yueh@ubc.ca

Ilga Porth
Project Leader
AGM, AmpliSeq, ALB, DED
Ilga Porth
Project Leader
Assistant Professor at the Université Laval
Ilga Porth
Role in the project

As the Project Leader, Dr. Porth participates in all aspects of the project. In particular, she will oversee work on the Asian Gypsy Moth Genome Wide Association Studies and the development of the AGM AmpliSeq tools. 

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030, Avenue de la Médecine, Room 2165
Université Laval,
Québec (Québec), G1V 0A6,
Canada

Phone: (418) 656-2131 ext 8185
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: ilga.porth@sbf.ulaval.ca
Webpage: http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Membres.IlgaPorth

Isabelle Giguère
Project Coordinator
PM, DED, AGM
Isabelle Giguère
Project Coordinator
PM, DED, AGM
Isabelle Giguère
Role in the project

Manages the laboratory functions for the labs conducting research on Asian Gypsy Moth and Dutch Elm disease activities. Project coordination with the other Project Managers for progress and financial reporting.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2243
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext.12405
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: Isabelle.giguere@sbf.ulaval.ca

Jérôme Chapuis
Graduate Student
DED
Jérôme Chapuis
Graduate Student
PhD Student at the Université Laval
Jérôme Chapuis
Role in the project

Studying the virulence factors on the Dutch Elm Disease agent, Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, by QTL mapping.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2253
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 4403
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: jerome.chapuis.1@ulaval.ca

Jorge Luis Sarmiento Villamil
Post Doctoral Fellow
DED
Jorge Luis Sarmiento Villamil
Post Doctoral Fellow at Université Laval
DED
Jorge Luis Sarmiento Villamil
Role in the project

Dr. Villamil’s work will focus on understanding mechanisms that control morphological changes, production of  secondary metabolites involved in the Dutch Elm Disease infection process and induction of symptoms by the vascular pathogen Ophiostoma novo-ulmi. An integrated approach that employs genomic, molecular and cellular tools to address the questions on these processes.

Pavillon Charles-Eugène Marchand, room 2265
1030, avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
G1V 0A6

Tel: 418-656-7493
Email: jorge-luis.sarmiento-villamil.1@ulaval.ca

Josyanne Lamarche
Project Coordinator
PM, AGM, DED
Josyanne Lamarche
Project Coordinator at Natural Resources Canada
PM, AGM, DED
Josyanne Lamarche
Role in the project

Responsible for scientific progress and financial reporting from the different groups at the Natural Resources Canada involved in the bioSAFE project. Organizes sub group team meetings and helps coordinate AGM and DED research activities.

Laurentian Forestry Centre

1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380

Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7 

Tel.: (418) 648-5807

Email: josyanne.lamarche@canada.ca

Julien Prunier
Past Member
AGM, DED
Julien Prunier
Research assistant at the Université Laval
AGM, DED
Julien Prunier
Role in the project

Involved in the bioinformatic analyses of WGS and GbS to find genetic variations involved in flight capability in Lymantria dispar and in GEA and association testing to find polymorphisms involved in temperature adaptation in Ophiostoma novo-ulmi natural populations.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2251
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 12365
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email : julien.prunier.1@ulaval.ca

Kelly Hrywkiw
Graduate student
SOD
Kelly Hrywkiw
Graduate student at the University of British Columbia
SOD
Kelly Hrywkiw
Role in the project

Lead on the “Investigation of wood infecting ability and host range in Sudden Oak Death”.  This project compares transcriptome profiles of eight phytophthora differing in host range and pathogenicity, including three lineages of P. ramorum, on woody and foliar tissues of ten native Canadian host species.  A large scale comparative approach such as this will provide a better understanding of what gives Phytophthora, like P. ramorum, the ability to devastate our forests.

Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Kurtis Turnbull
Graduate Student
ALB
Kurtis Turnbull
Graduate Student
MSc Student – Western University
Kurtis Turnbull
Role in the project

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
Canada

Email: kturnbu9@uwo.ca

Lamees Mohammad
Student Intern
ALB
Lamees Mohammad
Student Intern at the University of Western Ontario
ALB
Lamees Mohammad
Role in the project

Assisting with research on the mechanisms associated with the overwintering capacity of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
CANADA

Email: lmohamm9@uwo.ca

Lauren Des Marteaux
Post doctoral Researcher
ALB
Lauren Des Marteaux
Post doctoral Researcher (Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences)
ALB
Lauren Des Marteaux
Role in the project

Technician for Asian Longhorned Beetle cold tolerance work. Specifically I am helping with design of dissection and cold tolerance assessment protocols as well as bioinformatics analyses.

Room 2056, Biological & Geological Sciences
Department of Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 5B7
Canada

Louis Bernier
Co-Principal Investigator
DED
Louis Bernier
Co-Principal Investigator at Université Laval
DED
Louis Bernier
Role in the project

Involved in the genomic profiling of DED populations through the maintenance of historical collection of several hundred isolates of the three DED pathogens from North America, Europe, the Middle East, India and New Zealand.  These isolates are used in phylogenetic analyses of ophiostomatoid fungi and genomic profiling of DED populations. Also identifying candidate genes associated with virulence and substrate utilization in DED fungi from studying quantitative trait loci tests of interspecific crosses. The QTL analysis data will be used as a complement to Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for identifying candidate genes encoding FORE traits.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand, bureau 2263
1030, avenue de la Médecine
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Telephone: (418) 656-7655
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: Louis.Bernier@sbf.ulaval.ca

Marie-Josée Bergeron
Biologist
DED
Marie-Josée Bergeron
Biologist – Natural Resources Canada
DED
Marie-Josée Bergeron
Role in the project

Involved in the work on the functional characterization of Ophiostoma ulmi s. l. candidate genes associated with virulence and substrate utilization.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-3430
Email: marie-josee.bergeron2@canada.ca

Mathieu Blanchette
Co-Principal Investigator
Database
Mathieu Blanchette
Co-Principal Investigator, Professor at McGill University
Database
Mathieu Blanchette
Role in the project

Using computational approaches, Dr. Blanchette will be analyzing genomics data and evaluating it’s role in their evolution. He will use algorithmic, machine learning, and statistical approaches to tackle the data of the various organisms of the project and create a searchable and analytical database using the biosurveillance tools developed in this project.

Trottier Bldg, room 3107, 
3630 University Street,
Montreal, Québec, 
H3A 0C6 
Canada

Mein Lei Zhang
Undergraduate Intern
ALB
Mein Lei Zhang
Undergraduate Intern at the Natural Resource Canada
ALB
Mein Lei Zhang
Role in the project

Meng is an undergraduate intern at Western University who will be working on the genomic profiling of global Asian Longhorned Beetle populations Activity in the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratory at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre. She will be characterizing the functional response of Asian Longhorned Beetle to cold using respirometry and cold tolerance experiments. She will also be performing dissections of Asian Longhorned Beetle larvae for RNA isolation and transcriptomics.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5

Michel Cusson
Co-Principal Investigator
AGM, AmpliSeq
Michel Cusson
Co-Principal Investigator
Research Scientist at Natural Resources Canada
Michel Cusson
Role in the project

Overseeing the AGM component of Genomic profiling of AGM populations to develop the bioSAFE tool, identification of candidate genes associated with flight capacity and functional validation of candidate genes associated with flight capacity.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-3944
Email: michel.cusson@canada.ca
Webpage: Web page: http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/employees/read/mcusson?lang=en_CA

Minet Prinsloo
Economist
GE3LS, Economics
Minet Prinsloo
Economist at Natural Resources Canada
GE3LS, Economics
Minet Prinsloo
Role in the project

Our collective role is to support the completion of Activity 4.4 of the GE3LS component, which is to develop an economic model on the impacts of foreign invasive alien species to Canadian forests and define overall economic impacts of each mitigation strategy. 

Trade, Economics and Industry Branch

1500 - 605 Robson Street

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5J3

 

Tel.: (604) 666-2114
Email: minet.prinsloo@canada.ca

Ming-Ming Cui
Graduate Student
ALB
Ming-Ming Cui
Graduate Student
PhD student at the University of Western Ontario
Ming-Ming Cui
Role in the project

Research on genomic and genetic studies of two invasive insects, Asian Longhorned Beetle and Asian gypsy moth. Investigation of the genomic structure of these two species in order to identify genes associated with potential invasiveness.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2255
Université Laval
Québec, Qc
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 4403 
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email: mingming.cui.1@ulaval.ca

Miranda Newton
Technician and End User
SOD
Miranda Newton
Technician/ End User at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
SOD
Miranda Newton
Role in the project

Miranda Newton is responsible for preparing cultures, extracting DNA and genotyping Phytophthora samples for genomic profiling of sudden oak death populations.

Mireille Marcotte
Collaborator / End-User
GE3LS, DSS
Mireille Marcotte
Collaborator / End-User
National Manager (Surveillance) at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Mireille Marcotte
Role in the project

Mireille Marcotte is the National Manager of CFIA’s Plant Health Surveillance Unit, overseeing the team responsible for planning and administering the national plant pest survey program. The team also refines survey techniques, provides training and technical support for operational staff, and maintains the national repository of plant health survey data. They are providing consultations on plant health surveillance components to help develop the decision-support system.

Nicolas Feau
Research Associate
SOD, AmpliSeq
Nicolas Feau
Research Associate at the University of British Columbia
SOD, AmpliSeq
Nicolas Feau
Role in the project

Dr. Feau is working on developing and using bioinformatics tools and resources to compare and analyze genomes of tree pathogens in particular SOD. He will be using population genomics approaches to get a better understanding on the success of the emergence and the evolution of SOD.

Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Padmini Herath
Technician
SOD
Padmini Herath
Technician at the University of British Columbia
SOD
Padmini Herath
Role in the project

Assisting with research on the Sudden Oak Death pathogen and providing technical help with the AmpliSeq panel testing.

2424 Main Mall, 
Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Email: padmini.herath@ubc.ca

Patrice Bouchard
Collaborator
ALB, AGM
Patrice Bouchard
Collaborator
Research Scientist (Curator - Coleoptera Unit) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Patrice Bouchard
Role in the project

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-7510
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: patrice.bouchard@agr.gc.ca

Paul de la Bastide
Research Associate
DED
Paul de la Bastide
Research Associate at the University of Victoria
DED
Paul de la Bastide
Role in the project

The team of Dr. Hintz includes Dr. Paul de la Bastide whose work is focused on the causal agent of Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) and understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine pathogenicity.  His specific role includes project management, research laboratory operations and direction of lab technical staff.

Department of Biology, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2 
Email: pdelabas@uvic.ca

Pauline Hessenaeur
Graduate Student
DED
Pauline Hessenaeur
Graduate Student
PhD Student at Université Laval
Pauline Hessenaeur
Role in the project

Evaluating the population genomics and molecular signature of selection and environmental adaptation in Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, the pathogenic fungi responsible of Dutch Elm Disease.

Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt, 
Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand,
1030 avenue de la Médecine, room 2253
Université Laval
Québec, QC
G1V 0A6

Tel.: (418) 656-2131 ext. 4403
Fax: (418) 656-7493
Email : pauline.hessenauer.1@ulaval.ca
Website: https://landrylab.ibis.ulaval.ca/?page_id=907

Peter Constabel
Co-Principal Investigator
DED
Peter Constabel
Co-Principal Investigator, (Professor and Director of Centre for Forest Biology)
Department of Biology, University of Victoria
Peter Constabel
Role in the project

The team of Dr. Hintz includes Dr. Peter Constabel whose work is focused on the causal agent of Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) and understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine pathogenicity.  His specific role includes providing administrative assistance to Dr. Hintz.

Department of Biology, University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Station CSC,
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2 

E-mail: cpc@uvic.ca
Webpage: http://web.uvic.ca/~cpc/

Philippe Tanguay
Co-Principal Investigator
DED, bioSAFE tools
Philippe Tanguay
Co-Principal Investigator
Molecular forest pathologist at the Laurentian Forestry Centre
Philippe Tanguay
Role in the project

Overseeing the work in the genomic profiling of DED populations to develop the bioSAFE tool and on the functional validation of candidate genes associated with virulence and substrate utilization of DED at NRCan- LFC. Also will be involved in the technology transfer of the bioSAFE tools to end users.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7

Tel.: (418) 648-7556
Email: philippe.tanguay@canada.ca

Pierre Bilodeau
Co-Principal Investigator
GE3LS, DSS
Pierre Bilodeau
Co-Principal Investigator at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Senior Director, Plant Health Science Division
Pierre Bilodeau
Role in the project

Dr. Pierre Bilodeau provides executive leadership to CFIA’s Plant Health Science Directorate, including the expert teams responsible for designing and conducting plant health surveys and risk assessments for plants in Canada. He supports the CFIA’s Co-Project Leader in delivering the project goals for the CFIA and oversees technology development from the perspective of the end-user. He also looks at the economic, ethical, environment, legal and social aspects relating to the project, otherwise known as GE3LS .  He will play a key role in integrating bioSAFE tools into the CFIA’s diagnostic services and science-based risk assessment and decision-making.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road, 
Ottawa, Ontario, 
K1A 0Y9, Canada

Phone: (613) 773-6771
E-mail: Pierre.Bilodeau@inspection.gc.ca

Renate Heinzelmann
Post Doctoral Fellow
SOD
Renate Heinzelmann
Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia
SOD
Renate Heinzelmann
Role in the project

Renate will be looking into the genomics of the Phytophthora ramorum strains ever sampled in Canada. As P. ramorum is an invasive species in Canada, she aims to resolve its invasion history and to prove how effective eradication measures were. She will investigate genome evolution in this species. 

Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Email: renate.heinzelmann@ubc.ca

Resmi Radhamony
Graduate Student
SOD, AmpliSeq
Resmi Radhamony
Graduate Student at the University of British Columbia
SOD, AmpliSeq
Resmi Radhamony
Role in the project

Developing targeted sequencing assay using Ampliseq technology towards establishing standardized and validated biosurveillance genomics tools based on data from surveys and outbreak samples for SOD, to be transferred to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Forest Sciences Centre
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
Canada

Richard Hamelin
Project Leader
SOD, DED, AGM, ALB, GE3LS, Database, AmpliSeq, Technology Transfer, Biosurveillance Network
Richard Hamelin
Project Leader
Professor at the University of British Columbia & Université Laval
Richard Hamelin
Role in the project

As the Project Leader, Dr. Hamelin participates in all aspects of the project. In particular, he oversees the activities on using genomics to infer routes of introduction and on functional and transcriptomic work in SOD. Dr. Hamelin is actively engaged in the research the other three organisms (DED, AGM and ALB), as he leads, with other team members, the development of the biosurveillance tools utilizing targeted sequencing. His involvement with the GE3LS portion of the project will also be essential to ensure that the genomic data is well integrated with the Decision Support System. This will generate a unique platform that can process field samples and provide rapid identification, assign sources and assess risk of invasion. Finally, to promote the use of the biosurveillance tools developed, Dr. Hamelin will engage with end users from federal, provincial and municipal organizations as well as international regulatory bodies, industry, academia and the general public through a biosurveillance network. 

Faculty of Forestry
Forest Sciences Centre
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

Phone: 604-827-4441
Fax: 604-822-8645
Email: Richard.Hamelin@ubc.ca
Webpage: http://profiles.forestry.ubc.ca/person/richard-hamelin/

Robert Favrin
Collaborator / End User
GE3LS, Economic Modeling, DSS
Robert Favrin
Collaborator / End User
National Manager (Risk Assessment) at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Robert Favrin
Role in the project

Rob Favrin is the National Manager of CFIA’s Plant Health Risk Assessment Unit, overseeing the team responsible for developing pest risk assessments that inform the development of regulations and policies. The team provides scientific information to determine whether a pest or pathogen is of quarantine concern and what measures would be effective in preventing their introduction to Canada. He and his team are providing consultations on risk assessment and management components to help develop the decision-support system.

Roger Lévesque
Co-Principal Investigator
AGM, AmpliSeq, bioSAFE Tools
Roger Lévesque
Co-Principal Investigator
Professor at Université Laval
Roger Lévesque
Role in the project

Dr. Lévesque and his team will focus their efforts in bioinformatics analysis developing new pipeline for insect genome assembly and annotation.  They will focus on the design and development of the bioSAFE tools for the Asian gypsy moth using target enrichment, and applicable to the 3 other species. They will assist in design gene panels, one for each of Asian Longhorned Beetle, DED, SOD and AGM using data from target enrichment sequencing. 

Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand
1030, avenue de la Médecine
Local 4145
Université Laval

Tel: (418) 656-2131 poste 3070
Email : rclevesq@ibis.ulaval.ca
Webpage : http://rclevesque.ibis.ulaval.ca/en/home/

Sandrine Picq
Post Doctoral Fellow
AGM
Sandrine Picq
Post Doctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral researcher in population genomics at Université Laval
Sandrine Picq
Role in the project

Particpate in activities of genomic profiling of AGM populations to develop the bioSAFE tool and identifying candidate genes associated with flight capacity.

Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055 Du P.E.P.S., P.O. Box 10380
Québec, Quebec, G1V 4C7
Tel: 1-418-648-5806

Email: sandrine.picq @canada.ca |
Web Page: Google Scholar

Sarah Kopriva
Laboratory Technician
DED
Sarah Kopriva
Laboratory Technician at the University of Victoria
DED
Sarah Kopriva
Role in the project

The team of Dr. Hintz includes Sarah Kopriva whose work is focused on the causal agent of Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) and understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine pathogenicity.  Her specific role includes laboratory research to develop and obtain RNAi transformants for the evaluation of genes that are likely implicated in virulence and host infection.

Department of Biology, 
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Station CSC, 
Victoria, BC  
V8W 2Y2 

E-mail: skopriva@uvic.ca

Stefanie Lumnitz
Graduate Student
GE3LS, DSS
Stefanie Lumnitz
Graduate Student
Stefanie  Lumnitz
Role in the project

As part of the GE3LS research component of BioSAFE, Stefanie develops and tests a Deep Neural Network model to identify tree genus on Street View and Areal imagery. This detailed information about location and genus of trees in urban areas will inform bio-surveillance managers and supports early detection of FIAS.

FRESH lab, Dept of Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry,
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4

Email: Stefanie.lumnitz@ubc.ca

Webpage: FRESH

Susan Bowman
Biologist
ALB
Susan Bowman
Biologist at Natural Resources Canada
ALB
Susan Bowman
Role in the project

Coordinates Asian Longhorned Beetle dissections and sample collection by GLFC staff and Western U. students for RNaseq, osmolality measurements and metabolomics, in support of the Asian Longhorned Beetle overwintering experiments. She writes and validates standard operating procedures for Asian Longhorned Beetle dissections, RNA isolation and hemolymph collection. Reviews and validates experimental procedures for cold tolerance assays and insect respirometer measurements. Training of Western U. students to work in the quarantine area of the Insect Production and Quarantine Laboratory (IPQL).

Great Lakes Forest Centre
1219 Queen Street East

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5 

Tel.: (705) 541-5503

Email: susan.bowman@canada.ca

Thais Campos de Oliveira
Graduate Student
DED
Thais Campos de Oliveira
Graduate Student at Université Laval
DED
Thais Campos de Oliveira
Role in the project

Analysis of the role of ammonium transporters in the fitness of the fungi responsible for DED through the temporal analysis of nitrogen content of elms with different levels of tolerance to DED and characterization and functional analysis of genes encoding ammonium transporters in different species belonging to the genus Ophiostoma

Pavillon Charles-Eugène Marchand, room 2253 
1030, avenue de la Médecine 
Université Laval Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Tel : 418-656-2131
Fax: 418-656-7493
Email: THCAD5@exch.ulaval.ca

Troy Kimoto
Collaborator / End-User
AGM, ALB
Troy Kimoto
Collaborator / End-User
Biologist at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Troy Kimoto
Role in the project

Troy Kimoto is a Survey Biologist of CFIA’s Plant Health Surveillance Unit based in Burnaby, British Columbia, where he performs research on surveillance tools and techniques for invasive alien species found in forests. He helps administer the national plant health survey program, including survey design, coordination with external partners, training and outreach. He is providing consultations on plant health surveillance components and the acquisition of Asian gypsy moth and Asian longhorned beetle samples.

Valentine Lafond
Post Doctoral Fellow
GE3LS, DSS
Valentine Lafond
Valentine Lafond
Role in the project

Works for the GE3LS research component of BioSAFE, for which we develop a decision support system that projects the potential socio-economic impacts of forest invasive alien species on Canadian forests and will help stakeholders comparing and assessing pest mitigation strategies.

FRESH lab, Dept of Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry,
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4

Email:valentine.lafond@ubc.ca

Webpage: FRESH

Verena Griess
Co-Principal Investigator
GE3LS, DSS, Economic Modelling
Verena Griess
Co-Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
Verena Griess
Role in the project

Dr. Griess’ working group is developing a model-based decision-support tool that incorporates socio-economic data on human-mediated spread of invasive pests and epidemiological and genomic data to help reduce the uncertainty with regard to invasive outbreak outcomes.

FRESH lab, Dept of Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry,
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4

Webpage: http://profiles.forestry.ubc.ca/person/verena-griess/

Vivek Srivastrava
Graduate Student
GE3LS, DSS
Vivek Srivastrava
Graduate Student at the University of British Columbia
GE3LS, DSS
Vivek Srivastrava
Role in the project

Calculating the potential habitat of target pests using the machine-learning algorithm of the MaxEnt model and will incorporate alternative models like CLIMEX, GARP and ENFA when necessary.

FRESH lab, Dept of Forest Resources Management
Faculty of Forestry,
University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4

Tel 778-999-1359 & 604 822 - 5352

Email: vivek.srivastava@alumni.ubc.ca

Webpage: FRESH

William Hintz
Co-Principal Investigator
DED
William Hintz
Co-Principal Investigator
Professor and Member of Centre for Forest Biology at the University of Victoria
William Hintz
Role in the project

The work of Dr. Hintz is focused on the causal agent of Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi) and understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine pathogenicity.  The main research objective is to identify pathogenicity determinants of this fungus by targeting the expression of genes that are likely implicated in virulence, through RNAi.  This approach will contribute to the development of predictive analytical and detection tools for North American populations of O. novo-ulmi.

Department of Biology, 
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Station CSC, 
Victoria, BC  
V8W 2Y2 

Email: whintz@uvic.ca

Yeuhong Alice Liu
Technician
ALB
Yeuhong Alice Liu
Technician at the Natural Resource Canada
ALB
Yeuhong Alice Liu
Role in the project

Alice is a laboratory technician working with Amanda Roe at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre. Alice manages the tissue collection and DNA extractions for Asian Longhorned Beetle population genomics. 

Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5