Julie Chapados

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Molecular Technologies Laboratory Manager

Manage the Ottawa Research and Development Centre's sequencing facility.

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. Chen, W., Wilkes, G., Khan, I.U.H., Pintar, K.D.M., Thomas, J.L., Lévesque, C.A., Chapados, J.T., Topp, E. and D.R. Lapen.  2018. Aquatic Bacterial Communities Associated with Land Use and Environmental Factors in Agricultural Landscapes Using a Metabarcoding Approach. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9(article 2301).  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02301



  2. Chen W., Hambleton S., Seifert K.A., Carisse O., Moussa S.D., Peters R.D., Lowe C., Chapados J.T. and C.A. Lévesque.  2018. Assessing Performance of Spore Samplers in Monitoring Aeromycobiota and Fungal Plant Pathogen Diversity in Canada. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84(9): 1-17.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.02601-17



  3. Chen, W., Turkingston, T.K., Lévesque, C.A., Bamforth, J.M., Patrick, S.K., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A. and T. Gräfenhan. 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. 226: 43-55.doi : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.03.030



  4. Liu, M., McCabe, E., Chapados, J.T., Carey, J., Wilson, S.K., Tropiano, R., Redhead, S.A., Levesque, C.A. and S. Hambleton. 2015. Detection and identification of selected cereal rust pathogens by TaqMan® real-time PCR. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 37(1): 92-105. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07060661.2014.999123


  5. Smith, D.S., Rocheleau, H., Chapados, J.T., Abbott, C., Ribero, S., Redhead, S.A., Lévesque, C.A. and S.H. De Boer. 2014. Phylogeny of the Genus Synchytrium and the Development of TaqMan PCR Assay for Sensitive Detection of Synchytrium endobioticum in Soil. Phytopathology. 104(4): 422-432.


  6. Molnar, S.J., Chapados, J.T., Satheeskumar, S., Wight, C.P., Bancroft, B., Orr, W., Luckert, D.E. and S. Kibite. 2012. Comparative mapping of the oat Dw6/dw6 dwarfing locus using NILs and association with vacuolar proton ATPase subunit H. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 124(6): 1115-1125.



  7. Demeke, T., Gräfenhan, T., Clear, R.M., Phan, A., Ratnayaka, I., Chapados, J., Patrick, S.K., Gaba, D., Lévesque, C.A. and K.A. Seifert. 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. 141(1-2): 45-50.  doi : 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2010.04.020



  8. Abbott, C.L., Gilmore, S.R., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Peters, R.D., Platt, H.W., Coffey, M.D. and C.A. Lévesque. 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): 440-457.doi : 10.1080/07060661.2010.510648



  9. Locatelli, A.B., Federizzi, L.C., Milach, S.C.K., Wight, C.P., Molnar, S.J., Chapados, J.T. and N.A. Tinker. 2006. Loci affecting flowering time in oat under short day-conditions. Genome. 49(12): 1528-1538.


Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6