ATRAPP Project – Algal Blooms, Treatment, Risk Assessment, Prediction and Prevention Through Genomics
The Scientific Team Leaders
Sébastien Sauvé is Vice-Dean of Research and Creation of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, full professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Université de Montréal. He was also the scientific director for the start-up of the Institut EDDEC – Environment, Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy (2014 – 2016). He has published over 175 scientific papers and book chapters on subjects varying from the study of contaminated soils, circular economy, the analysis of emerging contaminants by mass spectrometry and the impacts of contaminants on human health and the environment. His publications have been cited more than 8900 times, his H-index is 49 and 23 of his papers have been cited more than 100 times. For more information, visit Université de Montréal website.
Co-Leader – Activity 1, 2
Jesse Shapiro holds the Canada Research Chair in Microbial Evolutionary Genomics. His research has led to a more unified concept of speciation – the origins of new species. He has developed computational tools to link bacterial genotypes and phenotypes, using these tools to identify mutations causing antibiotic resistant tuberculosis. His current work tracks bacterial evolution in real time, contributing to better clinical diagnostics and helping to predict harmful cyanobacterial blooms. For more information, visit Université de Montréal website.
Co-Leader – Activity 1, 2
Sarah Dorner, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, has held the Canada Research Chair on Source Water Protection since September 2007. As a member of the CREDEAU at Polytechnique Montréal, a consortium focused on the whole urban water cycle, she conducts research on novel technologies aiming to ensure safe drinking water supplies for communities. Prof. Dorner is leading projects on of green infrastructure for stormwater control and climate change adaptation, rapid online monitoring tools for identifying periods of highest risk for drinking water contamination, and metagenomics of microbial contaminants (potential pathogens and toxin producing cyanobacteria) in drinking water supplies. For more information, visit Polytechnique Montréal website.
Activity 3 Leader (GE3LS) – Ecological Economics, land use
Jérôme Dupras is an assistant professor at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Université du Québec en Outaouais, and a researcher at the Institut des Sciences de la Forêt tempérée. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography and a BA in Biochemistry from the Université de Montréal, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biology at McGill University. His research focuses on ecological economics, environmental governance, green infrastructures and ecosystem services. For more information, visit Université du Québec en Outaouais website.
Activity 2 Leader
Michèle Prévost is a Professor at the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She holds an industrial Chair on Drinking Water of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and has founded the CREDEAU laboratory, a unique water technology platform. For more information, visit Polytechnique Montréal website.