The Bertrand Lab at Dalhousie University employs physiological, biochemical, and bioanalytical approaches to improve our understanding of controls on marine microbial activity and how microbes influence major biogeochemical processes in the ocean.


Lab News

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Our seafarers are back on land after completing their research cruises and the office is buzzing with activity!

June 20, 2022

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Planky the Planktoscope is on the move! Planky joined PhD candidates Loay Jabre and Scott Pollara on the RV Celtic Explorer to take some snapshots of all of the photo-ready critters in the NW Atlantic Ocean. Say photosynthesis! Here is a phaeocystis colony (top right) and a Chaetoceros chain (bottom right) captured by Loay. Read more about his time at sea here

June 6, 2022


MSc student Lena Beckley is out on the water with the Atlantic Zone Offshore Monitoring Program (AZOMP). Here she's holding a diatom-rich filter collected in the Labrador Sea.

May 12, 2022


Happy spring! We met up outdoors to catch up and chat science this week.

April 20, 2022


Congratulations to Catalina Albury for defending their MSc thesis! You can read it here.

March 30, 2022


Congratulations to Dr. Scott McCain for defending his PhD! Check out Scott's most recent publication in ISME here

December 10, 2021


New Paper: Fe and temperature interactions in diatom growth

May 25, 2020


Just Accepted! Journal of Proteome Research- Prediction and consequences of cofragmentation in metaproteomics

September 6, 2019


Welcome new PDF Insa Rapp, PhD students Cat Bannon and Charvanna Dhoonmoon, and MSc student Megan Roberts!

September 2019


Congratulations on successful honours degrees Catalina Albury and Tor Kitching! We couldn't be prouder

May 31, 2019


Erin wins a Nova Scotia Discovery Award for Emerging Professional 

November 2018


PhD student Loay Jabre wins best Biology Department Pi Day Pie, and a Lett Symposium Research Talk award!

April 5, 2019