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Nguyen, Hai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1579

Areas of Expertise:

  • Biosystematics
  • Comparative genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Synchytrium
  • Pythium

Current Projects:

  • Taxonomic, phylogenetic and phylogenomic research on chytrid fungi and oomycetes
  • Comparative genomics of crop pathogens with a focus on the potato wart pathogen (Synchytrium endobioticum)
  • Build, maintain, characterize at the DNA level the reference collections of fungi [AAFC National Mycological Herbarium (DAOM) and Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (CCFC)]
  • Development of rapid detection/identification tools and bioinformatics pipelines.


  • Member of the Mycological Society of America
  • Member of the American Phytopathological Society
  • Member of the International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi
  • Member of the International Mycological Association

Research publications






Other science related publications


  • Evaluating gene regions for phylogenetic species delimitation in the P. irregular species complex


  • Nguyen HDT, Smith D, Li X, Gagnon M-C., Bilodeau G, van de Vossenberg B, van der Lee TAJ, Joly D, Levesque CA. 2016. Sixteen years of potato wart research collaboration between CFIA and AAFC. Poster presented at the 2016 CFIA Science Cafe in Ottawa.
  • Nguyen HDT, van de Vossenberg B, van der Lee TAJ, Joly D, Smith D, van Gent-Pelzer M, Bonants PJM, Levesque CA. 2016. Genome sequencing of Synchytrium endobioticum offers insight into its carbohydrate degrading enzymes. Poster presented at the 2016 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida.
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