Mette Cornelisse

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Director, Office of Chief Science Officer

Responsible for overseeing and leading strategic science integration, liaising with federal and public health science partners

Current research and/or projects

  • PHAC lead on the Laboratories Canada initiative to advance science collectively using integrated approaches for real property and science computing

  • Oversees initiatives that advance science collectively within the federal science community (eg Innovation Solutions Canada, Genomics Research and Development Innovation)

  • Oversees the pursuit of strategic science planning, partnerships and advice within the Public Health Agency of Canada (eg University Collaboration framework)

  • Oversees science integration amongst partners through coordination, implementing science mechanisms and using best practices (eg artificial intelligence and integration of social sciences)

  • Prior to joining the federal government, Mette worked in agriculture technology transfer, business development, policy development and held research positions in private pharmaceutical industry and academia.

Education and awards

M.B.A., University of Guelph, 2007

M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1991

  • graduate work completed at the University of Western Ontario, Canada



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