Andrew Kropinski

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Adjunct Faculty

BSc, MSc, PhD



Andrew Kropinski has been working on bacteria and their viruses since his graduate work at the University of British Columbia.  His initial interest was in elucidation of the structure and function of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa was conducted at Queen’s University,  This then evolved into studying the mechanisms involved in the changes in LPS  induced by prophages.  With enhanced developments in DNA sequencing technology he shifted his research direction to viral and bacterial genomics; and, phage taxonomy.   He is a long term member of ICTV’s Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee.

Tel: 519-780-0877
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Emeritus Professor
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Adjunct Professor
Food Science and Pathobiology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Research Interests

  • Bacteriophage genomics and proteomics
  • Bacteriophage taxonomy and phylogeny
  • Impact of phage on host genome evolution
  • Lysogenic conversion
  • Bacterial genomics
  • Cataloging and development of online tools for genomic analysis
  • Cytochemistry of spirochetes

Selected Publications

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