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Peter Wallis

Job Title: President
Employer: Hyperion Research Ltd.
Place of Birth: London, England
Public School attended: Cornelius Parkway, Toronto
High School attended: Nelson A. Boylen, Toronto
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc.), University of Toronto (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Canada

Giardia cysts in water sample (fluorescent assay)

Brief synopsis of current research:
Detection and pathogenicity of waterborne giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis. Bioremediation of hydrocarbon spills. General aquatic microbiology. Drinking water and sewage treatment.

Mailing address:
Hyperion Research Ltd., 1008 Allowance Ave. SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3G8


Recent Publications:

Roach, P.D., M.E. Olson, G. Whitley and P.M. Wallis. 1993. Waterborne giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis in the Yukon, Canada. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59:67-73.

Erlandsen, S.L., H. van Keulen, T. Brelje, A. Gurien, W. Jakubowski, F.W. Schaefer III, P.M. Wallis and E. Jarroll. 1994. Molecular approach to the speciation and detection of Giardia: fluorochrome-rDNA probes for identification of Giardia lamblia, Giardia muris, and Giardia ardeae in laboratory and environmental samples by in situ hybridization. Proc. Giardia: From Molecules to Disease and Beyond. R.C.A. Thompson (ed.). Held at Fremantle, Australia from Dec. 6-9, 1992.

Wallis, P.M., S.L. Erlandsen, J.L. Isaac-Renton, M.E. Olson, W.J. Robertson, H. van Keulen. 1996. Prevalence of Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts and characterization of Giardia spp. isolated from drinking water in Canada. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:2789-2797.

Roach, P.D., Gates, B., Whitley, C. and P.M. Wallis. 1997. Water and wastewater issues in the Yukon. D. Milburn (ed.). Proc. Hydro-Ecology Workshop on the Arctic Environmental Strategy Action on Water. pp. 39-54. Environment Canada EN36-512/16E.

Wallis, P.M., Primrose, B. and W.J. Robertson. 1998.Outbreak of waterborne giardiasis caused by sewage contamination of drinking water. Environ. Hlth. Rev. 42(2):44-51

I couldn't get a job that lasted in my areas of expertise so I started my own company and run my research as a business.