Julie Chapados

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Acting Associate Director - ORDC

Support the ORDC Director and manage the Ottawa Central Experimental Farm facilities

Education and awards

M.Sc. Biology


Microbial Genomics

University of Ottawa

B.Sc. Honors



University of Ottawa

B.Sc. Biology



University of Ottawa

Key publications

  1. Beaulieu et al. 2022. Phylogenetics of Acari and their cousins reshuffled by ultraconserved elements (UCE’s): can beauty emerge from chaos? Zoosymposia, 22: 104-105

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  2. Douglas HB, Kundrata R, Brunke A, Chapados JT, Richter R, Savard K, McKenna D and Dettman JR (2020) Anchored Phylogenomics of Elateridae: some outgroups did not act as expected! Second International Symposium on Elateroidea (online international symposium). October 11, 2021. Invited oral presentation, 30 minutes.

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  3. Brunke, A., Hansen, A. K., Salnitska, M., Kypke, J. L., Escalona, H., Chapados, J.T., Eyres, J., Richter, R., Smetana, A., Ślipiński, A., Zwick, A., Hájek, J., Leschen, R., Solodovnikov, A. and J.R. Dettman. 2020. StaphBaits: using phylogenomics to densely sample and systematically revise hyperdiverse Quediini (Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America. Virtual meeting, [recorded audio]. Invited speaker.

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  4. Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Carisse, O., Diarra, M.S., Peters, R.D., Lowe, C., Chapados, J.T., Lévesque, C.A. (2018). Assessing performance of spore samplers in monitoring aeromycobiota and fungal plant pathogen diversity in Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, [online] 84(9), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02601-17

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  5. Chen, W., Wilkes, G., Khan, I.U.H., Pintar, K.D.M., Thomas, J.L., Lévesque, C.A., Chapados, J.T., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R. (2018). Aquatic bacterial communities associated with land use and environmental factors in agricultural landscapes using a metabarcoding approach. Frontiers in Microbiology, [online] 9 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02301

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  6. Chen W, Hambleton S, Seifert KA, Lévesque CA, Carisse O, Moussa SD, Peters RD, Lowe C, Chapados JT. 2017. Assessing performance of spore samplers in monitoring and forecasting aeromycobiota diversity and fungal plant pathogen distribution patterns. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Submitted, under peer review.

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  7. Chen, W., Turkington, T.K., Lévesque, C.A., Bamforth, J.M., Patrick, S.K., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A., Gräfenhan, T. (2016). Geography and agronomical practices drive diversification of the epiphytic mycoflora associated with barley and its malt end product in western Canada. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 226 43-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.03.030

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  8. Hambleton, S., Chen, W., Chapados, J.T., Lewis, C.T., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Application of NGS technology in fungal pathogen detection and challenges in identification at species level.", 10th International Mycological Conference (IMC10), Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014, Invited oral presentation.

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  9. Smith, D.S., Rocheleau, H.J., Rocheleau, H., Chapados, J.T., Abbott, C.L., Ribero, S., Redhead, S.A., Lévesque, C.A., and De Boer, S.H. (2013). "Phylogeny of the genus Synchytrium and the development of a real-time TaqMan PCR assay for sensitive detection of Synchytrium endobioticum sporangia in the chloroform flotation fraction of sieved field soil.", The Western Producer, 104(4), pp. 422-432. doi : 10.1094/PHYTO-05-13-0144-R

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  10. Seifert, K.A., Graefenhan, T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Hambleton, S., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Prospects for using quantitative PCR and metagenomics to detect mycotoxigenic fungi without culturing.", MycoRed International Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 2012.

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  11. Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Temple, K., Biernacka-Larocque, A., Robleh Djama, Z., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Canada-wide spore-trapping network provides effective monitoring of microbial phytopathogens in air and rain samples.", Annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Providence, RI, USA, August 4-8, 2012, In: Phytopathology 102: S4.22.

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  12. Lévesque, C.A., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Lewis, C.T., Oliver, K., and Seifert, K.A. (2012). "AeroNet: A Canadian spore trapping network monitoring fungi and bacteria with DNA barcodes and next generation sequencing.", The Role of Genomics & Bioinformatics in Protecting Canadians from Microbial Food Safety Risks Workshop, Southway Hotel and Conference Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 21-22, 2012, Invited oral presentation.

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  13. Molnar, S.J., Chapados, J.T., Satheeskumar, S., Wight, C.P., Bancroft, B., Orr, W., Luckert, D.E., Kibite, S. (2012). Comparative mapping of the oat Dw6/dw6 dwarfing locus using NILs and association with vacuolar proton ATPase subunit H. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 124(6), 1115-1125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-011-1773-7

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  14. Hambleton, S., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Oliver, K., Tenuta, A.U., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "AeroNet Canada: Profiling rust fungus diversity in spore trap samples with DNA barcoding and next generation sequencing.", North American Rust Workers Meeting (NARW), St. Paul, MN, USA, June 12, 2011. (Presentation)

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  15. Lévesque, C.A., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Lewis, C.T., Oliver, K., and Seifert, K.A. (2011). "AeroNet: A Canadian spore trapping network monitoring fungi and bacteria with DNA barcodes and next generation sequencing.", iBOL-Canada: The future of DNA Barcoding in Canada, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 29-May 1, 2011. (Presentation)

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  16. Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Bilkhu, S., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Aerobiota diversity in Canada’s air: Mining the metagenomic data.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011. (Presentation)

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  17. Abbott, C.L., Gilmore, S.R., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Peters, R.D., Platt, H.W., Coffey, M.D., and Lévesque, C.A. (2010). "Development of a SNP genetic marker system based on variation in microsatellite flanking regions of Phytophthora infestans.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 32(4), pp. 440-457. doi : 10.1080/07060661.2010.510648

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  18. Demeke, T., Gräfenhan, T., Clear, R.M., Phan, A., Ratnayaka, I., Chapados, J., Patrick, S.K., Gaba, D., Lévesque, C.A., Seifert, K.A. (2010). Development of a specific TaqMan® real-time PCR assay for quantification of Fusarium graminearum clade 7 and comparison of fungal biomass determined by PCR with deoxynivalenol content in wheat and barley. International Journal of Food Microbiology, [online] 141(1-2), 45-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.04.020

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  19. Molnar, S.J., Chapados, J.T., Bancroft, B., and Kibite, S. (2008). "Locating the Dw6 Dwarfing Locus Using Nils.", 8th International Oat Conference (IOC): Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives, Minneapolis Radisson Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, USA, June 28-July 2, 2008. (Poster)

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  20. Lewis, C.T., Abbott, C.L., Chapados, J.T., Peters, R.D., Platt, H.W., Coffey, M.D., and Lévesque, C.A. (2007). "Development of a SNP based marker system based on variable microsatellite flanking regions for Phytophthora infestans.", 2007 Annual Meeting of CPS-SCP (with Plant Canada 2007), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 10-14, 2007, pp. 139, P1-41. (Abstract)

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