Scientific Advisory Committee

Kristina Campbell
Principal at KC Microbiome Communications Group Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Professional science communicator Kristina Campbell covers gut microbiota science for online and print media. A member of Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, she writes and consults internationally and is also author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook (Rockridge Press, 2016).

Kristina Campbell
Principal at KC Microbiome Communications Group Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
Computational Biology, Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge, MA

Experienced computational biologist in systems biology research group, with a strong background in both molecular and computational techniques, and a demonstrated history of microbiome research. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in translational research and the human microbiome from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Geoffrey Hannigan, PhD
Computational Biology, Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge, MA
H. Bjørn Nielsen
Chief Scientific Officer at Clinical-Microbiomics

I have been a frontrunner in microbiome research and has extensive experience in analyzing, integrating and managing diverse types of omics data incl. microbiome shotgun, metabolomics, metatranscriptomics, transcriptomics and patient data. In addition I have a decade of project leading experience from international projects and a one-year leader education from Harvard Business School.

H. Bjørn Nielsen
Chief Scientific Officer at Clinical-Microbiomics
Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Ecology - Bioinformatics - Genetics - Statistics - Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary

• Microbial Ecology (Phyllosphere, Environmental samples)

• Community Ecology

• Plant Ecology (Functional traits, Intraspecific/Interspecific variation)

• Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (R, QIIME, SAS, Jump, SPSS, SQL, WinBUGS, Python, Mothur)

• Laboratory work (DNA extraction, Amplification)

• Animal model (Mice manipulation, gavage, injection, etc.)

Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe
Ecology - Bioinformatics - Genetics - Statistics - Microbiology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary