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