Dr. Jordyn Broadbent (Bergsveinson)

Research Scientist

Aquatic microbial ecologist and aquatic toxicology.

Education and awards


Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan               2015

BSc Honours, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan                          2011                                



University of Regina Innovation Place: “Award of Innovation”                          2019

NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2 year; University of Regina)                     2018

Canadian Journal of Microbiology “Outstanding Reviewer”                    2017; 2018

University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship                                 2012-2015

Key publications

  1. Bergsveinson, J, Roy, J, Maynard, C,Sanschargrin, S, Freeman, CN, Swerhone, GD, Dynes, JJ, Tremblay, J,Greer, CW, Korber, DR, Lawrence, JR. Metatranscriptomic insights into the response of river biofilm communities to ionic and nano-zinc oxide exposures. Frontiers Microbiology 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00267.

  2. Bergsveinson, J, Perry, BJ, Simpson, GL, Yost, CKY, Schutzman, RJ, Hall, BD, Cameron, ADS. (2019). Spatial analysis of a hydrocarbon waste-remediating landfarm demonstrates influence of management practices on bacterial and fungal community structure. Microbial Biotechnology 12:1199–1209 doi:10.1111/1751-7915.13397.

  3. Bergsveinson, J, Perry, BJ, Sheedy, C, Braul, L, Reedyk, D, Gossen, BD, Yost, CKY. (2018). Identifying the core bacterial and fungal communities within four agricultural biobeds used for the treatment of pesticide rinsates. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 125:1333-1342.

  4. Bergsveinson, J, and Ziola, B. (2017). Comparative genomic and plasmid analysis of beer-spoiling and non-beer-spoiling Lactobacillus brevis isolates. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 63:970-983.

  5. Friesen, V, Bergsveinson, J, Ferris, B, and Haakensen, M. (2017). Pilot-scale testing of a passive water treatment system for Kumtor gold mine demonstrates beneficial microbes mediate treatment of ammonia produced from cyanide destruction. Ecological Engineering. 100: 231-36.

  6. Bergsveinson, J, Ewen, E, Friesen, V, and Ziola, B. (2016). Transcriptional activity and role of plasmids of Lactobacillus brevis BSO 464 and Pediococcus claussenii ATCC BAA-344T during growth in the presence of hops. AIMS Microbiology. 2: 460-78.

  7. McQueen, A, Kinley, CM, Rogers, JH, Friesen, V, Bergsveinson, J, and Haakensen, M. (2016). Influence of commercial (Fluka) naphthenic acids on acid volatile sulfide (AVS) production and divalent metal precipitation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 134: 86-94.

  8. Bergsveinson, J, Friesen, V, and Ziola, B. (2016). Transcriptome analysis of beer-spoiling Lactobacillus brevis BSO 464 in degassed and gassed beer. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 235: 28-35.

  9. Bokulich, N, Bergsveinson, J, Ziola, B, and Mills, DA. (2015). Mapping microbial ecosystems and spoilage-gene flow in breweries highlights patterns of contamination and resistance. eLife 4: e04636.