Project STREAM launched

Project STREAM, Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring was officially launched on February 4. Our lab has started an exciting collaboration with WWF-Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Living Lakes Canada and many community groups and citizen scientists to advance the use of environmental DNA metabarcoding to assess watershed health across Canada.

Here is CBG’s press release.

A productive summer: congrats Siavash and Katie

From DNA barcodes to biomes

Congratulations Gina. You made it :)

Gina Capretta made an excellent contribution to our lab’s research with her MSc project on targeted transcriptomics. She also had a great defence day on Thursday and is officially done before xmas break 🙂

Of course, she is also happy to claim her “You Made It” mug.

Gina defended

Congratulations Nicole on your MSc thesis defence

Nicole Fahner defended her thesis on Thursday. Nicole made an excellent contribution as part of the Biomonitoring 2.0 team.
Here is Nicole at a local restaurant 1hr after her defence.


And soon after.