WHO WE ARE
LifeScanner is a research translation project that spun out of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (University of Guelph) with a simple focus - improve access to biodiversity knowledge through DNA and improve access to DNA sequencing technology. We have an interdisciplinary team of energetic people that are passionate about making a positive impact on society.
Sujeevan Ratnasingham is one of the founding researchers of the DNA barcoding technology and has led the development of the novel software and bioinformatics tools that enables scientists, students and citizen scientists worldwide to catalogue and identify animal, plant, and fungal species.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph, Associate Director(Informatics) of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, and Chair of the Informatics Working Group of the International Barcode of Life Project. His interest in bringing DNA Barcoding technology to the general public spurred the development of an integrative solution, which became LifeScanner.