Guelph Informatics Expert to Speak in Korea


Sujeevan Ratnasingham, informatics director with U of G’s Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, is speaking at the ninth annual Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Science Symposium in Korea Oct. 13.
Ratnasingham was asked to speak as the recipient of the 2010 Ebbe Nielsen Prize. The award, worth 30,000 euros (C$40,000), is named for the late Ebbe Nielsen, a Danish entomologist. It is given to a promising early-career researcher using biosystematics and biodiversity informatics in novel ways. Ratnasingham, the first Canadian to win the prize, was honoured for building a computing hub used by biodiversity scientists around the world.