Evgeny Zakharov

Role: Director, Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding

Dr. Evgeny Zakharov holds a PhD in biology and has over ten years of research experience in molecular systematics, population genetics, and evolutionary biology. In 2007 Dr. Zakharov joined the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) project at the University of Guelph to advance the DNA barcoding of insect species. In April 2009, Dr. Zakharov accepted leadership of the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (CCDB) and has expanded the capacity and range of services offered. Having a research background, Dr. Zakharov has a strong commitment to scientific accuracy and operational excellence and continues to advance capabilities at the CCDB.

Food from Thought project(s): 1) Advancing environmental impact assessments. 2) Bio-surveillance for agriculture.

Project category: Biodiversity Research

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