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Hamza Mbareche

Hamza Mbareche is a researcher, trainer and consultant who works at the intersection of microbial occupational exposure, genomics, and public health. He assists with environmental safety of workplaces and public spaces using cutting edge technologies and firmly believes in collaboration and in the responsibility of those in the sciences to build and share collective knowledge. He is particularly educated about environmental health through his work as a postdoctoral researcher of airborne microorganisms, genomics and bioinformatics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Hamza Mbareche’s extensive research encompasses whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of SARS-CoV-2 from patients swabs and environmental samples (air and surfaces), the Whole Genome Sequencing of Influenza A virus in bioaerosols collected from swine barns, and the detection and sequencing of Orthobunyaviruses from mosquitoes collected in Southern Ontario. All of this builds upon Mbareche’s graduate research of High-Throughput Sequencing technologies to describe the microbial diversity of fungi and bacteria in the air of different environments, and in the context of occupational exposure. Hamza Mbareche has coded and analysed data using R and Python in order to write personalised bioinformatics scripts. Using such cutting edge bioinformatics tools allows for more depth, breadth and freedom in data analyses.