Information  from Lisa

Lisa is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Lisa

Lisa Gieg is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary (Canada). As a petroleum microbiologist, her research focusses on understanding how microorganisms impact the oil and gas industry either in a positive way (e.g., bioremediation or MEOR) or a negative way (souring or microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)). Using cultivation, analytical chemistry, and molecular biology tools, her group is currently researching methanogenic hydrocarbon biodegradation, biodegradation processes in oil sands tailings ponds, microbial souring control in high salinity and temperature oil fields, and MIC in oil and gas operations. From 2016-2022, she led a multi-institution, multi-partner large scale genomics research project (funded by Genome Canada) that aimed to better understand MIC processes in oil and gas operations with an eye towards developing genomics tools, predictive models, and improved translation of academic research to industry application.

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I have a laboratory equipped for conducting anaerobic cultivation, many analytical chemistry analyses, and molecular biology analyses and bioinformatics interpretation. I can host students for training in MIC, and have a high interest in contributing to industry standards related to MIC.


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University of Calgary

Department of Biological Sciences, 2500 University Drive NW


T2N 1N4


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