About Us

The Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology is an institutional collaboration between the Biology Departments at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. OCIB members have significant expertise in physiology, botany, biochemistry, neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, evolution, and toxicology – just to name a few. The OCIB facilitates interdisciplinary research, and collaboration between the two universities and external partners.

Each spring the graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and guest speakers gather for the annual OCIB Symposium. This year, the 21st Annual OCIB Symposium was held in person at Carleton University on April 29-30, 2024. The theme for this year’s meeting was BioUnbound: From Molecules to Ecosystems.