The Company

Microbiome Insights, situated in the heart of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, was born from both the Life Science Institute and the Personalized Medicine Initiative. The scientific backbone of the company is formed by UBC professors Dr. Brett Finlay and Dr. Bill Mohn, and CEO Malcolm Kendall.

Understanding the microbiome is one of the fastest growing areas of science, and a critical part of investigating how microbes function in and interact with their environments. Our team of experts and testing methods combine to provide end-to-end service with comprehensive bioinformatics for clients interested in including microbiome analysis into their studies.

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Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver, British Columbia is a vibrant seaport city on the west coast of Canada. It is the third most populous city in Canada and one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the world. Surrounded by mountains and water, Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.

The city is an increasingly important centre for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios, television production and the film industry. Vancouver is also home to a number of world class educational institutions, including The University of British Columbia, a hotbed of biological research, ranked 1st in Canada and 20th in the world in life sciences (Times Higher Education ranking). Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, work and play.

Microbiome Insights acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize and respect their connection to this land, its waterways and resources. Our presence here is a continuous reminder of our responsibility to honor these original caretakers and to engage in practices that contribute positively to this land and their legacy.