Paul D. N. Hebert

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Paul D. N. Hebert
Born (1947-05-06) 6 May 1947 (age 69)
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Biologist
Employer University of Guelph
Known for DNA barcoding

Paul D. N. Hebert, OC FRSC (born 6 May 1947) is a Canadian biologist. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Biodiversity (Tier I),[1] and is a tenured full professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario.[2] Hebert is best known as the "father of DNA barcoding".[3][4]

In 2015, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[5]


  1. ^ Research Chair profile.
  2. ^ People, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, retrieved 2011-05-12.
  3. ^ Lauren Monaghan (9 April 2008). "A barcode for life". Cosmos. 
  4. ^ Marshall, E. 2005. Will DNA Bar Codes Breathe Life Into Classification? Science. 307.
  5. ^ Governor General Announces 100 New Appointments to the Order of Canada 

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