Professor David Wishart

Dr. David Wishart (PhD Yale, 1991) is a Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computing Science at the University of Alberta. He is also a senior research officer and the director of the Nano Life Science program at the NRC’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). He has been with the University of Alberta since 1995. Dr. Wishart has active research programs in structural biology, nanobiology, synthetic biology, prion biology, bioinformatics and metabolomics. Some of his lab's most significant contributions have been in the area of protein chemical shift analysis and the prediction of protein structure.

Dr. Wishart has directed a number of core labs at the U of A over the years including the Faculty of Pharmacy's mass spectrometry core (from 1998-2002), the Polyomx bioinformatics core (2001-2004), the PENCE bioinformatics core facility (2002-2005) and the Genome Canada Bioinformatics Help Desk (2003-2011). From 2006-2009, Dr. Wishart led the Human Metabolome Project (HMP), a multi-university, multi-investigator project that catalogued all of the known metabolites in human tissues and biofluids.