- Director (OTB)
- Monique.Albert oicr.on.ca
Monique Albert joined OICR as the Director of the Ontario Tumour Bank in August 2013 for the second time, after filling in for the prior director as a contract maternity-leave replacement in 2010-2011. She has broad experience in the health research and pharmaceutical sectors, having held a variety of leadership and research roles at: MaRS Excellence in Clinical Innovation and Technology Evaluation (“EXCITE”) program; the STTARR Innovation Centre at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Microarray Centre (both at University Health Network); and in the corporate sector at Cangene Corporation and Affinium Pharmaceuticals. Her academic background combines a M.Sc. in biological sciences with project management certification/professional designation.
Actively involved in the global biobanking community, she is the Director-at-Large (Americas) for the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). She also co-led the full Scientific Program Committee and plenary session for the ISBER international conference in May 2017. She was directly involved in the development of the Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNet) resources, has published and presented on biobanking topics on multiple occasions, and is a frequent peer reviewer for Biopreservation and Biobanking.
- Director, OICR, Ontario Tumour Bank