Marianne Racine

Previously Research Technologist, Harmful Algal Blooms and Nutrients Management

Main tasks include lab organization, field work planning, data management and cyanotoxins analysis by LC-MS.


Current research and/or projects

Marianne Racine is no longer performing research on algal blooms

Current projects include ozone layer protection within Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

Research and/or project statements

  • Additional duty: Radiation Safety Officier for ECCC and the Canada Centre for Inland Waters (2020-2021)
  • Additional duty: Head of Occupational Health and Safety Inspection Teams for the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, 4th floor ( 2019-2021)

Professional activities / interests

  • Compounds detection and analysis by UPLC-QTOF-MS
  • Algal culturing (cyanobacteria, gree algae, diatoms, etc.)
  • Interest in public health and safety policies, including occupational health and safety

Education and awards

MSc. Biology (specialized in chemical and environmental toxicology) University of Ottawa, 2018

BSc. Hon. Biopharmaceutical sciences (specialized in medicial chemistry), University of Ottawa, 2014

Key publications

Racine, M.; Saleem, A.; Pick, F.R. Metabolome Variation between Strains of Microcystis aeruginosa by Untargeted Mass Spectrometry. Toxins 2019, 11, 723.

Pilon S, Zastepa A, Taranu ZE, Gregory-Eaves I, Racine M, Blais JM, Poulain AJ, Pick FR. Contrasting histories of microcystin-producing cyanobacteria in two temperate lakes as inferred from quantitative sediment DNA analyses. Lake Reserv Manage. 2018, 35, 102–117

Research facility

867 Lakeshore Rd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1A1


  • Member of the Laurantian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2013-2019)