ABOUT Malcolm Campbell

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Malcolm Campbell is a biologist.

Born in Montréal and raised in a small city in Ontario, Malcolm studied genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Guelph and University of British Columbia. Following post-doctoral work in Toulouse, France and Raleigh, North Carolina, Malcolm had a faculty position at the University of Oxford, combined with a tutorial fellowship at Brasenose College, for 8 years.

Malcolm has been at the University of Toronto since 2004, where he has held professorial appointments in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology, the Faculty of Forestry, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the Graduate Department of Environmental Sciences. He is currently Vice Principal, Research at University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus.

Malcolm’s research group focuses on genome biology, with a particular emphasis on tree genome function. His lab’s current research explores the role of the epigenome in conditioning plant responses to the environment. Malcolm lends his experience in these areas, as well as in administration and strategic planning, to a number of journal editorial boards, scientific and non-scientific advisory boards, as well as governmental, non-governmental and community organisations.

In his spare time, Malcolm is often seen running with whippets, listening to great podcasts and music, and thinking. Malcolm attributes any success to his fantastic family, especially his wonderful partner and three amazing kids.

Malcolm can be found on Twitter at @m_m_campbell.

 

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Morsels For The Mind – 25/07/2014

Posted 26 July 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Star Wars special... Read more

Tatooine’s tangled bank – plants evolve in a galaxy far, far away

Posted 22 July 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled dune, clothed with many plants of many kinds, all produced by laws acting around us. There is grandeur in this view of life, where so unforgiving an environment has taken but one common ancestor, and, over the millennia, forged such marvellous forms most beautiful. That this should occur, as it does elsewhere, in such an inhospitable place, speaks to the power and the universality of evolution – a creative force that that exceeds... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 18/07/2014

Posted 19 July 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 11/07/2014

Posted 12 July 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 04/07/2014

Posted 5 July 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 27/06/2014

Posted 28 June 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 20/06/2014

Posted 21 June 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 13/06/2014

Posted 14 June 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Morsels For The Mind – 06/06/2014

Posted 8 June 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur &... Read more

Life on Mars, death on Earth – the power of science writing

Posted 4 June 2014 by Malcolm Campbell

It’s only midweek, and yet there have already been enough fantastic pieces of science writing to fill another weekly edition of “Morsels for the Mind”. And by science writing, I mean writing about science. Real, bona fide science writing. Science, perfectly explained in prose, but prose so beautiful that it resonates like poetry. So far this week, two pieces of science writing really stand out. The two are quite literally worlds apart in terms of subject matter. One is about... Read more