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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence
At Elora

Prof. Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb

Professor, Biology

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.2364   |  lab (519) 884-0710 ext.3297
Other Phone: Are you nuts?

Office Location: BA410
Office Hours: As random as humanly possible
Personal Website:
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

Ph.D. in Biotechnology
Institute of Biotechnology
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Research: Genomics and metagenomics. Stability and evolution of genetic functional networks.


  • BI226: Genetics;
  • BI304: Introductory Bioinformatics;
  • BI402: Bioinformatics
  • BI404: Advanced Topics in Computational Genomics;
  • BI426: Genome Dynamics

Courses web pages: Go to MyLearningSpace!

Lab web site: Lab of Computational conSequences


Research interests: Genomes are complete maps of all genetic information or hereditary material possessed by an organism. Using information from all publicly available microbial genomes, I aim to determine the organization of gene products into 'functional modules'. Where a functional module would be a set of gene products working together to attain a particular biological function. Because of the many microbial genome projects, there is a great deal of genes that lack information as to what their functions are. In addition, because genes within species continue to evolve, it is crucial to be able to determine if changes have a functional consequence, i.e. if the gene products will do something different. I am seeking to classify all modules, and genes within, from most stable to least stable –functionally speaking. This research might have applications to the development of antimicrobial agents (stable, functionally-tied, genes) and for finding the most appropriate genes for "pathway engineering" (plastic, functionally versatile, or more "evolvable" genes).

Additional Information

100% Made in Mexico

For a list of publications follow this link: Moreno-Hagelsieb's publications listed at PubMed