Professor, Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research
stem cell biology, telomere biology, understanding genotype- phenotype relations in aging and cancer
Dr. Peter Lansdorp (MD, PhD) was born and raised in the Netherlands. In 1985 he moved to the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, where he worked on the purification and biology of human and murine blood forming stem cells. This work led him to studies of telomere biology for which his laboratory developed fluorescence in situ hybridization (Q-FISH) techniques. These techniques have become standard in the telomere field. In 2011 he became the first Scientific Director of the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 2016 he returned to the Terry Fox Laboratory in Vancouver to continue his work on development and applications of Strand-seq. Peter Lansdorp is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Academia Europaea.