Celebrating 150th birthday: A novel bacterial species named after Canada

Ottawa Research and Development Centre Speaker Series: “Celebrating 150th birthday: A novel bacterial species named after Canada” with Dr. James Tambong

Date

October 12, 2017

Hours

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Description

Have you ever wondered what’s growing in the fields of the Central Experimental Farm (CEF)? Now’s your chance to find out!

To celebrate the 150th birthdays of both Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), expert scientists from the Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC) are hosting a monthly speaker series between now and November to talk about the research work they do in the fields and labs on the CEF. The talks take place on Thursday evenings from 7-8p.m. in Salons A and B of the K.W. Neatby Building, 960 Carling Avenue. Admission and parking are free.

Date and topic for October 12, 2017:

Celebrating 150th birthday: A novel bacterial species named after Canada” with Dr. James Tambong

  • Meet Pseudomonas canadensis – a brand new soil bacteria that strongly inhibits fungal growth and that was discovered here in Canada. The nature of the interaction between bacteria, plants and other organisms determines soil health and crop productivity. Canada’s bacterial biodiversity plays a significant role in agricultural and environmental sustainability.
  • Scientist Profile: Dr. James Tambong is a research scientist in Environmental Health with expertise in genomics, the biosystematics of phytobacterial pathogens, and the development of reliable diagnostic tools for their accurate identification/detection. His work helps to monitor and protect against biological threats to the agriculture and agri-food chain.

Location

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 4X2

Website

For more information, visit: Ottawa Research and Development Centre.

As one of the country’s original departments, AAFC is celebrating 150 years of service to Canadians. For more information, visit: Agriculture 150.

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