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Stefani, Franck, Ph.D.

Research scientists – Molecular systematics of fungi

Contact Information:

960, Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1575

Areas of Expertise:

  • Molecular systematics of fungi
  • Numerical ecology
  • Molecular detection and quantification tools
  • Metagenomics
  • Phylogeny
  • Microbiology

Current Projects:

  • Molecular systematics and genomics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Taxono-genomics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • In vivo and in vitro collection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil microorganisms
  • Nanotechnology and microfluidics applied to arbuscular mycorrhuzal fungi
  • Molecular ecology applied to fungal communities
  • Soil microbiome and mycobiome
  • DNA barcoding of fungi


  • Mycological Society of America
  • American chestnut foundation

Research publications



Other science related publications


  • F. Stefani (Invited speaker). Identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: past, present, future. 5eJFM, Dunkerque, France. June 27-29, 2018.
  • Stefani, F. 2018. Soil and plant microbiome in the context of the Biodiversity and Bioresources Science Strategy. 3rd ed. AgriScience Day.


  • Stefani, F. 2017. The twisted world of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Botanical Association. Waterloo University.
  • Stefani, F., Banchini, C., Dalpé, Y., Cayouette, J., Redhead, S. A. 2017. Exploration of the fungal diversity at ᑕᒥᐅᔭᖅ (Umiujaq, Quebec) through DNA barcoding. Poster and abstract. Canada's Arctic Biodiversity: The Next 150 Years, Museum of Nature Ottawa 2017/01/26 - 2017/01/27.
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