Matthew Links is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science and an associate member of the Computer Science Department at the University of Saskatchewan. His interests in the microbiome have involved numerous contexts: enhanced oil recovery, the rhizosphere, infectious diseases as well as plant and animal health. Matthew was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold medal for his PhD thesis (2014) which expanded our ability to profile microbial communities in these settings.
During his tenure with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC), Matthew contributed to several crop genomics and bioinformatics programs that were awarded AAFC’s Gold Harvest Award (2015) and Outstanding Achievement in Science (2017).
As a new faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan (fall 2017), Matthew is actively recruiting students for new projects. With research projects in both the life and computer sciences, Matthew maintains a trans-disciplinary focus within his lab group. Students and post-doctoral fellows interested in new, challenging opportunities are encouraged to reach out to him and see what opportunities might be available in his lab.