Michael Stiles is a Director and Chief Scientific Officer at CanBiocin Inc. He was trained as a Food Scientist at Natal University (South Africa) and received his Ph.D. in Food Microbiology from the University of Illinois (USA). He was a Professor of Food Microbiology at the University of Alberta. His research interests emphasized the microbiological safety of foods.


Dr. Lynn McMullen is a Professor in Food Microbiology, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Alberta. Her research areas of interest include the influence of food packaging on food microbiology, the use of lactic acid bacteria as biopreservatives in food systems, microbial ecology, and its effect on sensory quality of meat products.

She obtained her B.Sc. in Food and Nutrition, M.Sc. in Sensory Evaluation, and Ph.D. in Food Microbiology at the University of Alberta.


Dr. John Vederas is University Professor in Chemistry and holds a Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with the late George Büchi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He subsequently did postdoctoral work at the University of Basel in Switzerland and at Purdue University. He joined the University of Alberta in 1977 as an Assistant Professor.
His research interests focus on various aspects of bioorganic chemistry including: amino acid metabolites, secondary metabolism (natural products chemistry), stereochemistry and mechanism of enzymatic reactions, organic synthesis with isotopes, new biosynthetic methods, NMR and structure elucidation of peptides and proteins; development of new medicinal agents.

He has received numerous awards and has been a member of many scientific organizations.