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September 26, 2006

U of G Profs Featured in National Newspaper

Two University of Guelph professors were featured today in articles in the Globe and Mail.

Integrative biology Prof. Paul Hebert was the focus of a story by national science writer Stephen Strauss. It looks at Hebert’s groundbreaking research on DNA barcoding and how it’s changing the way species are differentiated and identified and having an impact on commercial arenas.

Hebert heads the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, which is the leading contributor to a global project involving researchers in 120 organizations that seek to identify and catalogue all species on Earth using a telltale snippet of DNA. He will also direct the new Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, which is being built on the east side of campus and will be the only research and collection facility of its kind in the world. Already, DNA barcoding has led to the discovery of new species of birds, butterflies and fishes.

In addition, a story in the Globe's Report of Business section includes comments from Prof. John Walsh, vice-provost (chief academic officer) at the University of Guelph-Humber. Walsh was also featured in the accompanying photograph. The article examines the increasing number of collaborations between colleges and universities.

Both articles are available online to subscribers to the Globe and Mail. The newspaper is also sold at several locations on campus.

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