Bettina Hamelin

President & CEO

Dr. Bettina Hamelin, PharmD, EMBA
Ontario Genomics, President and CEO

Bettina Hamelin, PharmD, EMBA is the President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, an Ontario-based not-for profit organization dedicated to catalyze and support the development of genomics-based technologies across multiple economic sectors for a genomics-driven bioeconomy.

Dr. Hamelin has over 30 years of experience in academia, industry, and not-for profit organizations. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in the biotech and pharma industries including leadership positions at BioChem Pharma (Associate Director, DMPK) and Pfizer (Head, Strategic Research Partnerships, Western Canada; Director Vaccines, Pfizer Canada; Medical Director, Pfizer Germany; Global Scout, Pfizer Inc.). Dr. Hamelin also has 10 years of academic research expertise as a tenured professor at Université Laval. Prior to her current role, she served as VP of NSERC’s Research Partnerships Directorate, where she was responsible for stimulating increased public/private sector collaboration and technology transfer by connecting the Canadian research enterprise to Canadian and global innovation partners.

Dr. Hamelin volunteers in the broader research and innovation community and serves on the Boards of Directors of IRICoR and the Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC), and has served as a Mentor for the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Matter Stream since 2020. Dr. Hamelin also chairs the National Engineering Biology Steering Committee and serves on Ontario’s COVID-19 Genomics Network Steering Committee.

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Day 1: Apr 18, 2023

2:45 pm

2:45 pm


The regulation of plant-based products, cultivated meat and other non-traditional foods

Plant-based products, cultivated meat and other non-traditional foods are rapidly gaining popularity with both consumers and retailers. Implement practical techniques to ensure you stay on track with the newest regulations. Take away specific solutions to:

  • Learn about cutting-edge developments in engineering biology and food production
  • Review the impact regulations will have on new plant-based alternatives and emerging food technologies
  • Determine how Canada’s regulatory approach compares with the approaches taken by the US
  • Adapt to the current regulatory challenges

Source practical tips to integrate new food technology regulations that boost compliance and protect your brand.

Day 2: Apr 19, 2023