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Department of Natural Resources Sciences
Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Co-Chair, Canadian Local Organizing Committee, ISME 2016 Conference in Montreal.

Member, ESA ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG), 2013-2018

Member, CSA Planetary Exploration Consultation Committee (PECC), Sept. 2013-2016

Associate Editor, Microbial Ecology Section, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Editorial Board Member, International J. Astrobiology

Member, Conference Selection Committee - International Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference. 2013-2016

Principal Investigator, NSERC CREATE Canadian Astrobiology Training Program (CATP) 2009 - 2015

Canada Research Chair - Environmental Microbiology (2003-2014)

Chair, FEMS 2015 Congress, Workshop on ‘Archaea and life in extreme environments


Planococcus halocryophilus an extreme subzero species from high Arctic permafrost growing at -15ºC in a medium supplemented with 18% NaCl.
McGill High Arctic Research Station, Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut


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