Laurentian Forestry Centre
Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada
1055Du P.E.P.S. Street, P.O. Box 10380
Dr. Philippe Tanguay is a Research Scientist (Molecular Forest Pathologist) at Natural Resources Canada. His research interest lies in the biology and control of fungi responsible for tree diseases and wood biodegradation. He uses complementary approaches, including genomics, proteomics, functional genetics and microscopy to identify and characterize fungal pathogenicity factors involved in tree-microbes interactions. Dr. Tanguay utilizes the results to design molecular markers for tree pathogen identification, monitoring and management of resistant host trees.
Role in the project
In this project, Dr. Tanguay is involved in pathogen sequencing, identification of gene sets and assay development. He is part of the team that develops the integrated genomics-based hierarchical automated multiplex assays.