CMC investigator Voordouw receives Killam

Gerrit Voordouw

Dr. Gerrit Voordouw

Source: UToday, University of Calgary

Four University of Calgary faculty members have been awarded the prestigious Killam Annual Professorship. Killam Annual Professors are selected for demonstrating excellence in research and teaching for 10 years or more, while serving their academic discipline and their community outside the university. Recipients are nominated by the dean of their faculty and selected through peer review. The Professorship term started July 1, 2014 and will continue for one year. Killam Annual Professors will each receive a $10,000 prize from the Killam Trusts.

The 2014 Killam Annual Professors at the University of Calgary are:

Gerrit Voordouw, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Sciences: Prof. Voordouw’s research has been continuously funded by the NSERC Discovery grant since 1987 and the NSERC Strategic grant since 1988 in the area of molecular biology of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB.) Voordouw’s achievements in his field led to the launch of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Petroleum Microbiology. Voordouw also serves on the board of four editorial journals and is currently an editor of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Voordouw is the lead principal investigator on the CMC project Enabling the capture of CO2 under anaerobic (subsurface) conditions.

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