Prof. Malcolm Campbell is Vice-President Research of the University of Guelph. A distinguished scholar and accomplished plant genome biologist, Prof. Campbell has an outstanding academic leadership and research record. Prof. Campbell undertook his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Guelph and the University of British Columbia. Following post-doctoral work in Toulouse, France and Raleigh, North Carolina, he held a tenured faculty position at the University of Oxford, for eight years. In 2004, he joined the University of Toronto, where he held simultaneous professorial appointments in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, the Faculty of Forestry, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Graduate Department of Environmental Sciences.
Prof. Campbell was vice-principal of research at the University of Toronto Scarborough between 2009 and 2015, a period of extensive growth in the campus’s research activity and intensity, where he oversaw heightened research competitiveness and reputation. Dr. Campbell’s own research is in the area of plant genome biology, in which he leads a productive research team. At University of Guelph, Prof. Campbell is institutional lead of their Canada First Research Excellence Fund initiative, Food from Thought, a big data analytics platform for the agrifood sector. Campbell also advises journal editorial boards, scientific and non-scientific advisory boards, and governmental, non-governmental, private sector, and community organizations.