Agricultural, forest and marine biotechnologies

From robust, disease-resistant crops needed to feed and power the world to vaccines that keep livestock and fish healthy, biotechnology has a big role to play in the sustainable development of our natural resources.

  • Animal biotechnology
  • Biomass feedstocks
  • Food biotechnology
  • Functional food and nutrigenomics
  • Green chemistry
  • Green energy
  • Plant and animal genomics
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Lorne Babiuk
Vice-President, Research
University of Alberta

Lorne Babiuk biography

Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, is Vice-President (Research) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Babiuk is a global leader in vaccinology, virology, and immunology. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the Killam Prize, the Gairdner Wightman Award, the McLaughlin Medal, the Prix Galien Canada Research Prize, the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He holds 42 U.S. patents that have been licensed to numerous companies, and has published 600 peer reviewed manuscripts and 80 review articles and book chapters. He serves as Associate Editor for the journals Vaccines and Emerging Microbes and Infections. Dr. Babiuk is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada and holder of three Honorary Doctorates from Colorado State University, the University of Guelph, and the University of Saskatchewan.

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