Dr. Lorne Babiuk,
FRSC, Director, Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Bob Hancock,
FRSC, OC, Director, Centre for Microbial Diseases Research (CMDR) at the University of BC
Pathogenomics Dr. Brett Finlay, FRSC, Professor, UBC Biotechnology Laboratory,
Bioinformatics Dr. Fiona Brinkman, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry,
Simon Fraser University, Greater Vancouver, BC
Animal Models Dr. Andy Potter ,Associate Director (Research) of the Veterinary Infectious Diseases Organization
(VIDO), Saskatoon, SK http://www.vido.org
Dr. Philip Griebel, Senior Research Scientist and Head,
Immunology Group, VIDO, Saskatoon, SK
Mr. John North, President and CEO, Inimex Pharmaceuticals
Hodgson, FPMI, Genome Prairie, VIDO
Ms. Bernadette Mah,
FPMI, Genome Prairie, UBC
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO)
Located within the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, VIDO
is an internationally-acclaimed Centre of Excellence in
agricultural biotechnology and veterinary infectious diseases.
VIDO is involved in the discovery and commercialization of a
number of therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostic tools for the
livestock industry. Thirty patents have been issued world wide
and ten patents are pending in the United States alone.
Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research (CMDR)
The CMDR is a multi-faculty, multi-department consortium of world class microbial diseases and immunology researchers at the University of British Columbia. Its scope encompases the molecular mechanisms of bacterial, viral, fungal and microbial parasite pathogenesis, host responses to and defenses against these agents, basic mechanisms of host immunity, and novel therapeutic and clinical approaches to the treatment of microbial and immunological diseases.
Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Bioinformatics research for this project is headed at SFU, a university in Burnaby, Greater Vancouver, BC that is noted for its interdisciplinary research, early bioinformatics research, support of open source informatics, and home of the Bugaboos Beowulf Computing cluster. SFU is also the central node of WestGrid, an 8-institution project for the development of high-performance computing and advanced visualization and collaboration in Western Canada.
Genome Sciences Centre (GSC), BC Cancer Agency
The GSC is also a participant in the bioinformatics component of this project, under the leadership of Dr. Steven Jones. The GSC is noted for its lead role, or major role, in a number of international genomics and bioinformatics projects.