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Dr. Claudia Sheedy

Water quality and pesticides in southern Alberta:  What a decade of environmental monitoring tells us about pesticide fate and transport in the Canadian Prairies.

Claudia is a research scientist in environmental and immunochemistry with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, Alberta since 2005.  Her main scientific interests consist in water quality and trace residue analysis of agricultural contaminants including pesticides, veterinary antibiotics and hormones, and the development of pesticide mitigation strategies such as on-farm pesticide rinsate biobeds to protect water quality.

Claudia is from Quebec City.  She obtained her B.Sc. in Biology and Agronomy from Université Laval in Québec, her M.Sc. in Immunochemistry from the University of Guelph, and her Ph.D in Antibody engineering from the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa.

Dr. Marcus Kim

Molecular Gastronomy

Marcus Kim is the mass spectrometry specialist for Agilent Technologies in Canada where he brings over 15 years of experience helping a wide range of clients across a broad diversity of applications and needs with technical expertise, applications development and expert market knowledge.  His specialties include the application of gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample preparation in characterization, quantitative analysis and method development of complex samples.  Most recently Marcus has been consumed with cannabis… (analytical testing business) with the changes brought about by legalization in Canada.  Marcus received his Bachelor’s degree from York University and a Ph.D. from McMaster University with a focus on analytical chemistry, polymer characterization and modelling hydrodynamic flow through supported polyelectrolyte hydrogels for protein chromatography. Marcus is a coauthor of eight peer reviewed scientific papers, two book chapters, is a frequent guest lecturer and a patent holder.  Marcus is interested in applications of separations and detections technology for solving challenging needs across a wide range of industries but has particular interest in understanding the impact of chemical exposure on long-term health outcomes.  You can follow his interest on Twitter at exposomics@twitter.com.