We are building the platform to launch the next generation of single-molecule proteomics technologies.
Northern Nanopore's mission to accelerate solid-state nanopore research began with our patented controlled breakdown method for fabricating solid-state nanopores, and has expanded into AI/ML data analytics, cost-reducing experimental consumables, and focused in-house R&D toward single-molecule proteomics. For an introduction to the technology behind our efforts, you can see here the open-access publication of our original method and best practices for solid-state nanopore fabrication.
Meet The Executive Team
KYLE BRIGGS, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Kyle is one of the original inventors of the controlled breakdown technology and has been one of the driving forces behind developing it academically since its invention. He holds a PhD (2018) from the University of Ottawa in nanoscale biophysics. Kyle has more than 10 years of experience in solid-state nanopore research, with 18 papers and 5 patents. He is a Vanier Scholar and has received numerous awards for his research accomplishments, including the CMC Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence in 2020. Kyle’s academic focus has always been on research with the potential for short term translation to practical impact beyond the lab, which informed the decision both to work in Vincent’s lab and to focus on solid-state nanopores. Having benefited enormously from the expertise of numerous mentors and advisors while building Northern Nanopore, he is a strong believer in the “pay-it-forward” approach to startup ecosystem development.
VINCENT TABARD-COSSA, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Vincent is a Full Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Ottawa, and a University Research Chair in Nanoscale Biophysics and Nanopore Science. He is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering, and is cross-appointed with the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences. He is also on the executive committee of the Biophysical Society of Canada. He brings more than 15 years of innovation and discovery in the nanopore field. He has authored >40 articles related to nanopores and holds numerous patents. Vincent received the Early Career Researcher of the Year award at the University of Ottawa in 2018, was inducted to the College of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) in 2019, and was awarded the CAP Industrial and Applied Physics medal in 2021. Vincent thrives on seeing scientific discoveries translated into practical innovations that can impact the nanopore community and beyond.
MATTHEW WAUGH, MSc, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa as well as an BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Physics. Following his graduate work, he spent 7 years leading the Tabard-Cossa Lab’s engineering and instrument design. In the course of his Lab Manager role he has managed complex, cross-border, and collaborative projects in the semiconductor and healthcare industries. He has 10 years of experience in nanopore research and also has a nanopore-related patent. Having led the development of the nanopore sensor platform for many years, he is thrilled about the opportunity to see his hard work making an impact in the field and is excited about future possibilities of this technology.
MATHIEU GIBEAULT, MSc, P.ENG
Chief Technology Officer
Mathieu holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Electrical Engineering. He worked with the Northern Nanopore team for 7 years developing algorithms for nanopore research tools prior to joining as a co-founder. He has 20 years of experience managing and developing instrumentation, measurement, and automation systems for R&D applications. He sits on multiple boards, including that of the Capital Angel Network, and is a leader in the Ottawa entrepreneurship community as a founder, investor, and advisor in technology and business development. Mathieu is passionate about helping bring to market disruptive technologies that have the potential to solve society's biggest issues.