Aaron Petkau is a bioinformatician working for the Public Health Agency of Canada’s National
Microbiology Laboratory and the current Head of Bioinformatics Pipeline Development within the Bioinformatics unit of the laboratory. His work primarily focuses on the development of bioinformatics software for infectious disease genomics. Some of his projects have included: developing tools for comparative genomics (GView and GView Server), phylogenetic analysis of microbial genomes (SNVPhyl), the management of genomics data (IRIDA), and indexing, querying, and visualization of mutations or genes derived from collections of microbial genomes (Genomics Data Index). He is currently focused on the development and integration of a diverse set of bioinformatics pipelines into a larger system for routine use within the Public Health Agency of Canada.