New substances: biotechnology technical experts list

Academia
Expert Expertise
Dr. Jack T. Trevors, PhD
Department of Environmental Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Dr. Trevors’ main area of expertise is environmental microbiology. He has experience with micro-organisms related to those listed on the Domestic Substances List and with biodegradation of environmental pollutants and toxic compounds, and has worked with expert committees.
Dr. Richard Villemur, PhD
Groupe de recherche en microbiologie de l'environnement
INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier
Laval, Quebec
Dr. Villemur’s expertise is in environmental microbiology. He has experience in biodegradation of environmental pollutants and toxic compounds, denitrifying bacteria, and in working with expert committees.
Government departments external to the New Substances Program
Expert Expertise
Ms. Stacey Mantha
A/Chief, Importation and Regulatory Affairs
Office of Laboratory Security
Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Ms. Mantha’s background is in microbiology, immunology and biotechnology. Her expertise is in laboratory biosafety, biocontainment and regulating human pathogens under the Human Pathogens Importation Regulations.
Dr. Sylvie Richard
Scientific Advisor
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Dr. Richard has experience in human health risk assessment of micro-organisms notified under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) and has expertise in molecular genetics and forest biotechnology.
Mr. Rick Scroggins
Chief, Biological Methods Division
Environmental Science and Technology Centre
Environment Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Mr. Scroggins’ expertise is in soil assessment methods, including soil toxicology and soil microbiology. He has extensive knowledge of theCanadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and some of its regulations, and has experience working with expert committees. In addition, Mr. Scroggins is involved in testing the terrestrial toxicity, pathogenicity and persistence of select Domestic Substances List micro-organisms that are being assessed for this initiative.
Industry
Expert Expertise
Mr. Alaga (Al) Melkic
Integrated Explorations Inc.
Guelph, Ontario
Mr. Melkic’s expertise is in environmental consulting, specializing in aquatic habitats. He will bring his expertise in bioremediation, microbiology projects and environmental assessments.
Dr. Eric Emond, PhD
Laboratoires Choisy
Louiseville, Quebec
Dr. Emond’s background is in microbial genetics and the development of bacterial cultures for the food industry, animal health and the environment. He will represent Laboratoires Choisy, a company that manufactures several products containing micro-organisms, including some that are on the Domestic Substances List and are being assessed for this initiative.
Dr. Anne Turnbough, PhD
Novozymes Biologicals
Salem, Virginia, U.S.A.
Dr. Turnbough’s expertise is in environmental and industrial microbiology. She has extensive experience with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and its regulations. She will represent a group of qualified microbiologists from Novozymes, an international company commercializing several products containing living micro-organisms, including some that are on the Domestic Substances List and are being assessed for this initiative.
Environmental non-governmental organization
Expert Expertise
Ms. Maria Castro
Beyond Factory Farming Coalition
Nanaimo, B.C.
Ms. Castro's background is in biology and agro-environmental issues. She has experience with environmental pathways and impacts of substances used in or affecting agriculture, and has participated in multi-stakeholder processes. She will represent the Beyond Factory Farming Coalition and facilitate information exchange with the ENGO community.
Facilitator and note taker
Expert Expertise
Mr. Hajo Versteeg
Mr. Wylie Thomas
Together, Mr. Versteeg and Mr. Thomas bring over 30 years of experience in environmental law, facilitation and note taking. Both have expertise in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms) and New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers).
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