Under The Microscope Profiles

Dr. Marc Surette

LEADING THE WAY FOR SUSTAINABLE NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS – MEET DR. MARC SURETTE

Omega-3 fatty acids are hailed by nutritionists and scientists as “liquid gold” for our health – but why are many of us not making them a part of our daily diet? “Simply put, many people don’t like the fishy taste”, says Dr. Marc Surette, professor at Université de Moncton and…

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Dr. Erik Scheme

THE HANDS-ON, INDUSTRY-FOCUSED TECH LEADER WE NEED: MEET DR. ERIK SCHEME

Meet Erik Scheme, a young thirty-something who’s accomplished more in his short career than many do in a lifetime. Last year he was named one of NBIF`s research chairs shortly following the completion of his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at UNB. Now, he is the NBIF Research Chair in Medical…

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Dr. Naumann Farooqi

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ACCIDENTAL ACADEMIC AND A PROLIFIC INVENTOR JOIN FORCES: MEET DR. NAUMAN FAROOQI OF CHEMGREEN

Taking in the view of the Charles River and Harvard University from the 15th floor window of the Cambridge Innovation centre, Naumann Farooqi, Professor of Business at Mount Alison University and President & CEO of ChemGreen Innovation Inc., described what it has been like participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator…

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Dr. Helen Tai

UNLOCKING THE POTATO’S POTENTIAL – MEET DR. HELEN TAI OF THE POTATO RESEARCH CENTRE

Dr. Helen Tai points across the front lawn at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Fredericton. “That was my sliding hill over there,” she says, recalling when her father, Dr. George Tai, started working as a potato breeding research scientist at AAFC when she was only five years old. Now, Dr….

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Dr. Claudia Goyer

THE SECRET IN THE SOIL – MEET DR. CLAUDIA GOYER OF THE POTATO RESEARCH CENTRE

“Consumers are picky,” says Dr. Claudia Goyer, a bacteriologist at the Potato Research Centre at AAFC, gesturing to the potato on her desk. It is covered with common scab, a disease that forms ugly legions that make the affected potato unsuitable for sale. “If you look at an infected field,…

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Dr. David De Koeyer

IT TAKES A TEAM – MEET DR. DAVID DE KOEYER OF THE POTATO RESEARCH CENTRE

  Dr. David De Koeyer, a geneticist and bioinformatician at AAFC’s Potato Research Centre, has been working with the potato industry on variety improvement and new technologies for nearly 15 years. His work demonstrates how Big Data and IT combined with biotechnology can provide new solutions for agriculture. “It’s been a…

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Chris Baker

FROM HUMBLE PROJECT TO INTERNATIONAL INTEREST: MEET CHRIS BAKER OF IPSNP

Shannon Carmont, BioNB Communications Intern Chris Baker, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, is an ambassador for the Canadian bioinformatics sector. He and his team have developed a tool that has earned them international attention as innovators in bioinformatics. This year he is on sabbatical from his teaching…

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Mike Doucette

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BREWING: MEET MIKE DOUCETTE OF THE BIOREFINERY TECHNOLOGY SCALE-UP CENTRE

Beer brewing is both an art and a science. Mike Doucette and the team at the Biorefinery Technology Scale-Up Centre (BTSC) understand that you must embrace both sides of the process to achieve the quality, subtlety, and consistency that our favourite alcoholic beverage deserves. The BTSC has brewery and distillery…

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Dr. Fouad Dabbarh

THE CLEANEST ROOM IN THE PROVINCE: MEET DR. FOUAD DABBARH OF BIOMATCAN

Meet Dr. Fouad Dabbarh – the brain behind technologies at BiomATCan, a unique Canadian medical device company that has developed a pure biomaterial with applications for orthopedic, dental, and pharmaceutical markets. He has developed synthetic bone-like material with the highest purity and bioactivity on the market, the lowest risk of…

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