Team

LifeScanner is a research translation project run out of the 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

Sujeevan Ratnasingham
Principal Investigator   

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 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.

Dean Chan

Dean Chan
Software   

Mohammed Zakariae El-Bastami

Mohammed Zakariae El-Bastami, M.Eng.
Software   

Megan Milton

Megan Milton
Data Coordination   

Jess Johansson

Jess Johansson
Sample Coordination   

Janet Topan

Janet Topan
DNA Sequencing   

Anjali Silva

Anjali Silva, M.Sc.
Sample Assistant  

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