Dr. Gary Van Domselaar, PhD (University of Alberta, 2003) is the Chief of the Bioinformatics Laboratory at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg Canada, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Van Domselaar’s lab combines novel analytical systems and advanced visualization systems to research and control disease. His work incorporates metagenomics, infectious disease genomic epidemiology, genome annotation, bacterial population structure analysis, and genome wide association studies to understand and respond to infectious disease threats. His lab leads or co-leads several large scale national and international genomics and bioinformatics collaborations, including the Bioinformatics Workgroup of the Canadian Genomics Research and Development Initiative Interdepartmental Project on Antimicrobial Resistance, and the Genome Canada Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis (IRIDA) project to develop an integrated computational platform for infectious disease outbreak investigations. Dr. Van Domselaar serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory groups including the Office of Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control, the Global Coalition for Science and Regulatory Research, the GenEpiO International Consortium, and the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network.