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Canada Research Chair - Environmental Microbiology
Principal Investigator, NSERC CREATE Canadian Astrobiology Training Program (CATP) 2009 - 2015
Co-Chair, Canadian Local Organizing Committee, ISME 2016 Conference in Montreal.
Editorial Board Member, International J. Astrobiology.
Invited Member, International Scientific Board (ISB), 5th Int. Conf. Polar & Alpine Microbiology. Big Sky, Montana (USA) Sept. 8th -12th, 2013
Vice-Chair, Canadian Astrobiology Network, Affiliate Partnership, NASA Astrobiology Institute (2012-2016).
Member, CSA Planetary Exploration Consultation Committee, April – June, 2012
Co-Chair, The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) – Astrobiology Workshops. 2009, 2010, 2012
Steering Committee. MICROPerm Workshop - circumpolar integration of permafrost microbiological studies. Potsdam, Germany. Nov. 8-10, 2010.
Member, NSERC Ecology and Evolution Grant Selection Committee (2008-2011)
Member, NSERC Interdisciplinary Grant Selection Committee (2009-2010)
Planococcus halocryophilus an extreme subzero species from high Arctic permafrost growing at -15ºC in a medium supplemented with 18% NaCl.