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Paul David Neil Hebert OC FRSC (born 1947) is a Canadian biologist. He is founder and director of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He developed the technique known as DNA barcoding.[1][2]

Paul D. N. Hebert

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At the NorBol symposium in Trondheim, Norway, in 2015
Paul David Neil Hebert

1947 (age 71–72)
Known forDNA barcoding
AwardsHeineken Prize (2019)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Guelph

Hebert holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in molecular biodiversity[3] at the University of Guelph where he is a tenured professor in the department of integrative biology.[4] He is an Officer of the Order of Canada,[5] a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and received the 2018 Heineken Prize for environmental sciences.[6]


  1. ^ "The Father of DNA Barcoding". Scienceline. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ "DNA Barcoding Pioneer Wins Global Research Prize". U of G News. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  3. ^ Government of Canada, Industry Canada (29 November 2012). "Canada Research Chairs". Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Paul Hebert | Department of Integrative Biology". Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ Hebert, Paul. "Officer of the Order of Canada".
  6. ^ "Paul D.N. Hebert â€" KNAW". Retrieved 23 January 2019.