Academic Partners


Dimitri Heintz is the head of the metabolomics platform at the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP) which belongs to the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and affiliated to the University of Strasbourg. His expertise is in the development of experimental design aimed at the identification of small bioactive molecules, using modern analytical tools such as chromatography and mass spectrometry.

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François Laviolette is a professor in the Department of informatics de l’Université Laval. He is also director of the Centre de Recherche en Données Massives de l’Université Laval.


David Mack is a Senior Scientist at the CHEO Research Institute, Director of the CHEO Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. As a professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, his research aims to understand the mechanisms whereby the intestinal microbiome is involved in chronic gut inflammation and to identify improved diagnostics and novel treatments for inflammatory bowel disease.

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Catherine Mavriplis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Mavriplis owns a NSERC CHAIR – Women in Science and Engineering for the advancement of women in science, engineering and mathematics careers.



Hu Zhou is a Professor at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, SIMM in the Department of Analytical Chemistry and is working on high-throughput screening of over 1.5M compounds for application in human health and environmental aspect.

Industrial Partners


AbCelex Founded in 2010, AbCelex Technologies is a Canadian biotechnology company focused on developing leading-edge innovations and capabilities to address some of the world’s greatest food animal health and food safety challenges.

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Abbvie is a pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and markets both biopharmaceuticals and small molecule drugs.


Biotagenics is a Canadian-based microbiome company, that has developed an end-to-end technology platform that enables sophisticated analysis of the microbiome and its interactions with the human “host”.  This powerful platform enables understanding of novel mechanisms of disease, identification of both microbiome and host-derived therapeutic targets, and discovery of unique combinations of biomarkers for next-generation diagnostics.


Lallemand Health Solutions is a privately owned Canadian company specializing in the development, production, and marketing of yeast and bacteria for supplement and pharmaceutical application in a global market.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and more than 55,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.


Veolia Water Technologies AB –  AnoxKaldnes is part of the global company Veolia Water Technologies.  Veolia Water Technologies AB – AnoxKaldnes (Lund, Sweden) specializes on the development and design of biological wastewater treatment processes based on the Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) and it is the world-leading provider of AnoxKaldnes™ MBBR technologies.  AnoxKaldnes works in close collaboration with Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc., which provides the complete range of services required to design, build, maintain, upgrade and manage water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial clients and public authorities.

Government and Non-governmental Organizations Partners


The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT Centre) creates and fosters opportunities for women to enter, stay and grow in SETT careers, with the goal of maximizing Canada’s human resource potential, increasing innovation and driving Canadian economic development. The Centre achieves its mission by developing and disseminating through collaboration and partnerships, the tools, services, and expertise useful to women, industry, governments, associations, unions, educational institutions, and non‐governmental organizations.


Invest Ottawa As the leading economic development agency in the national capital region, Invest Ottawa carries out programs and initiatives in the areas of entrepreneurial mentorship, startup development, business incubation services, commercialization, targeted sector development, investment attraction business retention, expansion, and global trade development.


Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, we build partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.


City of Gatineau (Services des Infrastructures et Service de l’Environnement) works closely with researchers from the University of Ottawa, in order to increase microbiome analytical expertise on wastewater treatment facilities in Canada and subsequently enhance our understanding of interacting microbial populations and their functionality.


City of Ottawa, Drinking Water Division The City of Ottawa operates municipal water systems to provide clean, safe drinking water to our 880, 000 customers. The Water Quality Section conducts sampling and testing to ensure the drinking water meets or exceed all drinking water standards and participates in over 20 research programs per year with several Canadian universities and agencies such as Health Canada and the Research Foundation of the American Water Works Association.