The investigators on the people page are those interested in bioinformatics in Canada.

These include practitioners as well as developers of algorithms, databases or resources. Principal investigators and group leaders from academia, government labs, and industry are welcome on this page. All present have an interest in the development of bioinformatics resources in Canada.

Our Experts

Adnan AliComputational methods for optimization and interpretation of statistical data gained from the microarray experiments
Allen DelaneyAnalysis of High Throughput Data and Pathway Modeling
Alma Barranco-MendozaInfogeneticaApplications of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Bioinformatics, Multidisciplinary medical decision support and profiling systems, Biomedical data mining, Biomedical knowledge representation, Bioethics
Anamaria CrisanUniversity of British Columbia
Andrew RogerDept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Dalhousie UniversityMolecular phylogenetics, comparative genomics, evolution of protistan genomes, protein evolutionary models
Anne CondonThe University of British ColumbiaDesign and analysis of algorithms, biomolecular computation, RNA secondary structure prediction
Anne BergeronAlgorithms in computational biology
Anoop SarkarComputing Science, Simon Fraser UniversityApplication of probabilistic language modeling techniques to various problems in bioinformatics
Ante L. PadjenDrug discovery, Target validation, Systems biology, Neuroinformatics
Anthony BonnerDepartment of Computer Science, University of TorontoArtificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, gene function prediction, inferring gene networks, tandem mass spectrometry, genome mapping, database systems
Anthony J. KusalikDepartment of Computer Science, University of SaskatchewanImmuno-informatics, RNA structure modelling and prediction, bioinformatics applications of constraint logic programming, microarrays
Artem CherkasovVancouver Prostate CentreDevelopment of bioinformatics and genomics tools, Computer-aided drug design, Structure-activity modelling for bioactive substances
Arvind GuptaSimon Fraser UniversityComputational phylogeny, combinatorial algorithms especially as they relate to bioinformatics
B. Franz LangDépartement de Biochimie, Université de MontréalComparative and evolutionary genomics, comparative modelling of RNAs, genome assembly and annotation, databases and workbenches, molecular phylogenetics,
BF Francis OuelletteOpen Data, Open Source, Open Access and Open Courseware. Providing data provenance and openness of code, data and literature is essential to doing science.
Bin MaComputer Science, University of WaterlooBioinformatics, homology search, mass spec
Bob HancockMicrobiology and Immunology, University of British ColumbiaAnalysis of regulatory networks in innate immunity in human cells; Genome annotation; array studies of human cells and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, fungal, human and mouse genes; identification of novel targets for antibiotic intervention
Boris SteipeUniversity of TorontoBioinformatics, protein engineering, motifs in protein structure
Brad McNeneyDept. of Statatistics and Actuarial Sci., Simon Fraser UniversityBiostatistics and computational molecular biology
Brendan J. FreyUniversity of TorontoMachine learning and generative models applied to problems in molecular biology, specifically transcription, alternative splicing, regulation of transcription and splicing, and systems biology
Brendan McConkeyDepartment of Biology, University of WaterlooProteomics, protein structure and interaction modelling, differential in-gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, protein expression pattern analysis
Brian FristenskyDepartment of Plant Science, University of ManitobaDNA sequence analysis software, gene array analysis, creation and manipulation of local database subsets, statistical properties of databases
Carol CassDepartment of Oncology, University of AlbertaMembrane biology, nucleoside transport, nucleotide metabolism;,cancer chemotherapy, tumour bioprofiling
Celia GreenwoodMcGillGenetic epidemiology, microarray analysis
Chris UptonUniversity of VictoriaSequencing and anlysis of viruses (RNA and DNA); development of tools to organize, manipulate and analyze viral genomes (especially large genomes)
Chris FarnetEcopia Biosciences Inc.Genomics of microbial secondary metabolism, natural product drug discovery and development, high-throughput gene sequencing and annotations, metabolic pathway deduction, chemi-informatics, sequence and chemical analysis software development
Christian BlouinDalhousie UniversityInterest in phylogenetics and robustness issues in phylogenetics, structural evolution, geometry and protein science, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and text-mining of biological literature
Christian JacobDept. of Computer Science and Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of CalgaryEmergent Computing in Biological Networks; Collective Intelligence, Swarm Intelligence, Learning and Evolution Immune System Computing; Artificial Immune Systems, Modelling and Simulation Evolutionary Computing; Evolutionary and Swarm Design, Genetic Programming, Genome Programming Bioinformatics; Biocomputing, Swarm-based Modelling of Biomolecular Systems
Clement LamDept. of Computer Science, Concordia UniversityBioinformatics algorithms, software
Damian LabudaCHU Sainte-Justine Research CenterPopulation and molecular genetics, genomic evolution, databases and statistical genetic analysis, in vitro evolution, SELEX
Dan FieldhouseDNA microarray design and analysis, SNP and gene expression assay design and analysis, bioinformatics tools development
Daniel KoblerCombinatorial problems, graph theory, design of algorithms, computational biology
Daniel G. BrownComputer Science, University of WaterlooComparative genomics, algorithms for sequence analysis, evolutionary modelling, gene finding, haplotype inference
Daniel SinnettResearch Center, Sainte-Justine HospitalMolecular genetics, genetic epidemiology, oncogeneonomic and database
Dave ClarkeSimon Fraser UniversityCell signal transduction, computational biology, statistical modeling, exercise physiology
David BaillieSimon Fraser UniversityComparative genomics, expression analysis, pathogenomics, ecogenomics, envirogenomics
David BryantDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics, University of OtagoComputational biology, molecular Evolution
David SankoffUniversity of OttawaAlgorithms, models, comparative genomics, evolution
David ChiuComputing & Information Science; Biophysics Interdepartmental Group, University of GuelphData mining, sequence-function-structure relationship, phylogenetic analysis, multiple sequence analysis, microarray analysis, systems biology
Denise ClarkDepartment of Biology, University of New BrunswickExpression analysis, genome evolution
Derrick E. RancourtFaculty of Medicine, University of CalgaryGene Discovery, Functional Genomics, Mouse Developmental Biology, ES Cell Differentiation, Targeted Mutagenesis, Pathogenomics
Dixie MagerTerry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research InstituteComparative genomics of multigene families, distribution and functions of mammalian retroelements, molecular evolution, epigenetics, endogenous retroviruses, immunogenetics
Donal HickeyConcordia UniversityComparative genomics, genome evolution, population genomics, models of multi-locus recombination, the hapmap
Donald R. ForsdykeDepartment of Biochemistry, Queen’s UniversityBioinformatics, theoretical biology, nucleic acid evolution, biohistory
Douglas CampbellDepartment of Biology, Mount Allison UniversityDesigning Peptide Sequence Tags diagnostic for key protein families, tracking protein allocations in natural communities
Duane SzafronDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaHigh throughput prediction of annotations such as subcellular localization and function of proteins from primary sequence data
Edward SuskoDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie UniversityPhylogenetics, molecular evolution, EST analysis, microarrays
Eldon EmberlyDepartment of Physics, Simon Fraser UniversityComputational biology, protein design, gene networks and regulation
Elisabeth TillierComparative genomics, models and algorithms for sequence analysis, molecular evolution, genomics
Fazel FamiliAI/Machine Learning, Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Data Pre-processing, Gene Expression/Microarray Data Analysis, Clinical Decision Support/Knowledge based Systems
Fiona BrinkmanMolecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversityGenomic epidemiology, microbial evolution, metagenomics, microbiome analysis, bacterial protein subcellular localization, genome annotation, ontologies and data standards, data integration
Francois MajorInstitute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the Université de MontréalRNA and protein structure determination and prediction, RNA pattern, motif and function searching, RNA interference
Frederic PioDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversityApoptosis, proteomics, bioinformatics
Frederick S.B. KibengeDepartment of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward IslandVirus phylogenetic relationships, virus classification, gene expression, biomarkers
G. Brian GoldingDepartment of Biology, McMaster UniversityDNA sequence analysis, spontaneous mutation and natural selection
Gary BaderDepartments of Computer Science & Molecular Genetics, University of TorontoBiological network and pathway analysis
Gertraud BurgerDépartement de biochimie, Université de MontréalGenome and EST sequencing; comparative and evolutionary genomics; development of sequence analysis tools, integrated databases and workbench environments.
Gregory ButlerComputer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia UniversityBioinformatics technology, algorithms, software, databases
Gregory GloorDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Western OntarioEvolution of proteins, structural and functional consequences of positional coevolution in protein families, cellular consequences of double strand break repair in Drosophila melanogaster
Guohui LinDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaBioinformatics and Computational Biology, Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Hans J. VogelDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of CalgaryStructure and function studies of regulatory calcium binding proteins; Bacterial iron uptake processes involving siderophores; the TonB system; Mechanism of action of antimicrobial peptides such as the defensins, hepcidin and chemokines
Haydar SengulIdentification of genes influencing susceptibility to complex human diseases, with a special emphasis on developing statistical methods that will address issues encountered in any area of genomics
Herbert H. TsangDepartments of Computing Science and Mathematics, Trinity Western UniversityRNA secondary structure prediction, image analysis & processing, signal processing, biomedical engineering
Herv PhilippeDepartment of Biochemistry, University of MontrealPhylogenomics, Heterotachy, Molecular phylogenetics, Comparative and evolutionary genomics, Protein evolution, Horizontal gene transfer
Holger HoosComputer Science, University of British ColumbiaCombinatorial problems, AI, gene identification, sequence analysis
Hong GuDepartment of Mathematics & Statistics, Dalhousie UniversityMolecular Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, Statistical methods in molecular evolution
Ian J. ForsytheUniversity of AlbertaBioinformatics, molecular biology, genome annotation, microarray analysis, pathway analysis, data mining, Unix, Perl, Java, SQL, HTML, and web design
Ian McQuillanDepartment of Computer Science, University of SaskatchewanComputational modelling, mathematical modelling, information processing systems, string algorithms
Igor JurisicaKrembil Research Institute, University Health NetworkComputational biology cancer informatics
Irena EkielBioinformatics and structural biology in the area of cancer and pathogenomics
Jacek MajewskiCentre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine, McGill UniversityDetection of functional regions in genomics sequences, Investigation of sequence motifs involved in splicing regulation, Genome evolution and function, Comparative genomics, Detection of mutations responsible for human genetic disease
Jack ChenDepartment of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversityBiological databases, gene identification, genome annotation, molecular evolution, comparative genomics, functional genomics, transcriptional regulatory network, neuroscience
James GreenDepartment of Systems & Computer Engineering, Carleton UniversityPattern classification, artificial intelligence, nonlinear system identification, protein structure prediction, computational identification of post-translational modification sites
Janice GlasgowSchool of Computing, Queen’s UniversityMolecular scene analysis, intelligent systems for crystal growth, microarray analysis
Jean MorissetteGenetic, radiation hydrid and physical map; gene localization; gene expression; microarrays
Jean-Pierre PerreaultDepartment of Biochemistry, University of SherbrookeStudy of RNA structure/function, Ribozyme, prediction of small genes
Jian PeiComputing Science, Simon Fraser UniversityData mining and machine learning methods for biomedical data processing, microarray and protein interaction data analysis, integration and mining of multiple sources
Jinko GrahamStatistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser UniversityStatistical and population genetics, biostatistics and computational biology
Joerg SanderDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaIntegrated Data Mining in Biological Databases, Complex/Multidimensional Data Management, Database Technology for Bioinformatics
John ParkinsonHospital for Sick Children; University of TorontoComparative genomics, Genome databases, Partial Genomes, Network analysis, Protein classification, Systems Biology, Dynamic simulations, Computational modelling
Joseph F. AngelTrainer of Bioinformatics, metabolic control theory, regulation of gene expression, protein structure and function
Joseph P. BielawskiDepartment of Biology; Department of Mathematics & Statistics; Dalhousie UniversityMolecular Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics
Kaizhong ZhangComputer Sscience, University of Western OntarioPattern matching and discovery, RNA structural alignment and comparison
Kay C. WieseSchool of Computing Science, Simon Fraser UniversityProtein structure visualization for immersive 3D environments, computational methods (algorithms for combinatorial optimization) for RNA secondary structure predictions, Visualization of RNA structure
Ken BarkerDepartment of Computer Science, University of CalgaryData aspects of bioinformatics, database integration, Data warehousing technologies
Ken DewarMcGill Genome CentreLarge scale sequencing and analysis, comparative genomics
Kirsten MullerUniversity of WaterlooPhylogenetic analyses, RNA sequence alignment, comparative sequence analysis, secondary and tertiary structure of RNA in phylogeny
Lei GuoPeptide sequencing and protein identification from tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) data, protein 3D structure prediction
Lewis LukensDepartment of Plant Agriculture, University of GuelphPlant comparative genomics, quantitative and evolutionary genetics
Lila KariComputer Science, University of Western OntarioBiomolecular (DNA) computing
Lincoln SteinOntario Institute for Cancer Research; Molecular Genetics, University of TorontoBioinformatics
Mads KaernOttawa Institute of Systems Biology, University of OttawaSystems biology, genetic circuits, transcriptional regulatory networks, dynamical systems, yeast
Marcel TurcotteUniversity of OttawaAutomatic discovery of structural motifs
Marco MarraGenome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Research InstituteLarge scale sequencing and physical mappingl comparative genomics, regulation of transcription
Mark WilkinsonMedical Genetics, University of British ColumbiaBioMOBY, Semantic Web Services, Ontologies and Description Logics, GUI tool development, Computational Privacy and Ethics
Mark DaleyUniversity of Western OntarioNatural computing, mathematical and computational modelling of biological processes
Martin EsterSchool of Computing Science, Simon Fraser UniversityDatabase Systems, Data Mining, Applications in Bioinformatics
Martina StromvikDepartment of Plant Science, McGill UniversityBioinformatics, microgenomics, plant promoters, gene expression and functional anatomy
Mathieu BlanchetteMcGill Centre for BioinformaticsSequence analysis, comparative genomics, sequence evolution, gene regulation, motif discovery
Matthew LinksCollege of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of SaskatchewanResearch in the areas of Bioinformatics / Computational Biology / Genomics / Metagenomics
Michael McDonaldThe W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British ColumbiaI work in applied ethics with a specialization in research ethics. In the past few years I have focussed on the ethics of research involving humans and created research teams looking at Canadian governance for this area. I am interested in building ethical systems of governance for research.
Michael W. GrayDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie UniversityPhylogenetic analysis, Protist EST project
Michael J. SmithDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversityMolecular evolution and phylogeny
Michael C. MackeyDepartment of Physiology, McGill UniversityBiological, physical and economic systems whose dynamics are described by delay–differential or functional differential equations–especially regulation of gene networks and analysis of their dynamical properties
Michael BurgessSchool of Population and Public Health, University of British ColumbiaEmpirical research to establish moral views and perspective on ethical issues. Areas of research include biobanks, computational approaches to ethical permissions for accessing records, and use of informatics to design approaches to mining qualitative databases. Also interested in evaluating open source against other intellectual property regimes for measures of accessibility to researchers, sustainability of software and databases, and development potential.
Michael BrudnoComputer Science, University of Toronto; University Health NetworkComparative genomics, algorithms for biological data
Michael HoffmanPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre; University of TorontoEpigenomics, functional genomics, machine learning, dynamic Bayesian networks, chromatin, graphical models, ChIP-seq, DNase-seq, cancer
Michelle BrazasOntario Institute for Cancer Research
Miguel AndradeOttawa Hospital Research Institute; Johannes Gutenberg UniversityDNA microarray data analysis, data and text mining, genomics, protein sequence analysis
Mike HallettUniversity of Western OntarioGene expression, proteomics, protein interactions, subcellular localization, integrative techniques, endoplasmic reticulum, breast cancer, cystic fibrosis
Miklós CsűrösDépartement d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de MontréalAlgorithms for comparative genomics and evolutionary tree reconstruction
Miroslava Cuperlovic-CulfDepartment of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of OttawaMicroarray analysis and statistics, application and method development, in silico biology
Nabil BelacelNational Research Council of CanadaBioinformatics, data mining, Fuzzy clustering, New classification methods for gene expression data, operations research, multiple criteria decision analysis
Nadia El-MabroukDépartement d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de MontréalComparative genomics, genome rearrangement, haplotype reconstruction, RNA secondary structure identification, algorithmics, Pattern-Matching, Combinatorial optimisation
Nematollaah ShiriFaculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia UniversityKnowledge base (KB) and database systems (DB), Logic programming and deductive databases, Uncertainty, web mining, Query processing and optimization, information integration
Nick TinkerAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaPlant structural and functional genomics, Crop data management and statistical analysis – eg performance trials, molecular diversity, linkage mapping, esp. oat and barley
Parvin MousaviSchool of Computing, Queen’s UniversityMachine learning, Knowledge discovery from microarray data, Systems biology, Medical image processing
Patricia EvansFaculty of Computer Science, University of New BrunswickBioinformatics, computational biology, algorithm design and analysis, problem complexity analysis, string algorithms, RNA structure comparison, network analysis
Paul PavlidisMichael Smith Laboratories, University of British ColumbiaGene expression, functional genomics, neuroinformatics, meta-analysis, neuroscience
Paul LuDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaHigh-throughput proteome analysis using machine learning and high-performance computing
Paul PayetteMerck Frosst Canada & CoDrug target identification
Paul YoungDepartment of Biology, Queen’s UniversityCell cycle control in yeast, ion transport and pH regulation in cells
Paul HiggsDepartment of Physics, McMaster UniversityMolecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, RNA Structure, Mitochondrial Genomes, Biophysics
Paul HarrisonDepartment of Biology, McGill UniversityGenome annotation, genome & proteome evolution, simple models of protein folding & evolution, bioinformatics & simulation of protein (mis)folding
Peta C. Bonham-SmithDepartment of Biology, University of SaskatchewanComparative genomics of plant ribosomal protein genes
Peter TielemanDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of CalgaryMembrane proteins, Modelling, Molecular simulation
Peter UnrauDepartment of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser UniversitySmall RNA databases, RNA interference, non-coding RNAs, RNA catalysis, in vitro selection
Phil HieterMichael Smith Laboratories, University of British ColumbiaComparative genomics, sage
Quaid MorrisVector Institute; Memorial Sloan KetteringMachine learning and statistical modelling for genomic-scale experimental data, genomic dataset integration, microarray data analysis, protein-protein interaction networks, microRNAs, regulatory networks, transcription factor binding site prediction
Quentin CronkUniversity of British ColumbiaInterested in microarray mapping (i.e. patterns of gene expression or comparative genomic hybridization along chromosomes); Co-developer of microarray mapping web tool, Camas
Rafael NajmanovichDépartement de pharmacologie et physiologie, Université de MontréalMolecular Recognition Systems Biology, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Prediction of Protein Function from Structure, Chemoinformatics
Raymond NgDepartment of Computer Science, University of British ColumbiaLarge scale data mining, health informatics problems, high dimensionality with small sample sizes, data quality and robustness, parallel and high performance computing
Robert BeikoFaculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie UniversityBioinformatics, Comparative genomics and phylogenetics, Machine learning, Visualization of biological data
Robert E. KearneyDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, McGill UniversitySignal analysis and data base methods for high throughput proteomics
Robert W. LeeDepartment of Biology, Dalhousie UniversityMolecular evolutionary analysis, protist EST project
Roderick MelnikMS2Discovery Interdisciplinary Research Institute; Wilfrid Laurier UniversitySystems biology, mathematical models in life science applications, computational biology
Rodney CooperFaculty of Computer Science and Department of Chemistry, University of New BrunswickMolecular modelling, QSAR, SVL programming, data security, NET Framework software development
Roger C. LévesqueInstitut de biologie Intégrative et des systèmes, Université LavalMicrobial genome annotation, proteomics, in vivo bacterial genome profiling, whole-genome analysis for drug resistance and virulence, characterization of unknown and hypothetical proteins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Ronald BeavisExperimental bioinformatics, large-scale proteomics data analysis
Rosemary RedfieldDepartment of Zoology, University of British ColumbiaNatural competence mechanisms bacteria use to take up DNA fragments from their environments, evolution of repeated sequence elements in bacterial genomes
Roy A. GravelGenetic basis of metabolic disease, gene finding based on phylogenetic comparisons, vitamin B12, biotin metabolism and regulation
Russ GreinerDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaMachine learning, whole proteome analysis, medical informatics, predictive models, SNPs, microarrays, metabolomics
Ryan BrinkmanTerry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research CentreFlow Cytometry Bioinformatics
Ryan HaywardDepartment of Computing Science, University of AlbertaPhylogeny algorithms
Sean HemmingsenPlant Biotechnology Facility, National Research CouncilDatabase management, DNA sequence-based identification and classification of microorganisms
Sean GrahamDepartment of Botany, University of British ColumbiaDeep green phylogenetics, chloroplast genome evolution
Sébastien LemieuxInstitut de recherche en immunologie et en cancérologie, Université de MontréalStatistical analysis of microarray data, RNA 3-D structure (modeling and analysis), application of machine learning to bioinformatics
Serguei ChteinbergDépartement de biochimie, Université de MontréalAnalysis of RNA tertiary structure, RNA structure-function relationships
Sherif Abou ElelaDépartement de microbiologie et d’infectiologie, Université de SherbrookeRNA structure, curation and analysis of alternatively spliced isoforms, annotation and discovery of non-coding RNA, prediction of ribonuclease cleavage sites
Shiv PrasadGene expression, microarray analysis
Siamak RezaeiApplication of parallel processing techniques to bioinformatics, computational biolinguistic techniques for modelling biological sequences towards a molecular modelling language
Sohrab ShahBC Cancer Research Institute; Memorial Sloan KetteringComputer science/bioinformatics
Stephen MichnickDépartement de biochimie, Université de MontréalStructure, dynamics and evolution of biochemical and genetic networks; experimental strategies for large-scale study of protein interaction networks
Steven JonesGenome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Research InstituteLarge scale sequencing and physical mapping, sequence analysis, gene regulation
Steven PelechKinexus Bioinformatics Corporation; Faculty of Medicine, University of British ColumbiaProteome analysis, signal transduction pathways analysis, disease marker identification, drug target identification
Steven M. CarrDepartments of Biology and Computer Science, Memorial University of NewfoundlandMolecular systematics, population & phylogeographic genomics, DNA chip biotechnology for biodiversity, DNA forensics
Sudhir P. MudurComputer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia UniversityBioinformatics visualization, algorithms, usability studies and software tool development
Sylvie HamelDépartement d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de MontréalPattern matching algorithms, sequences and structures comparison
Tamara MunznerDepartment of Computer Science, University of British ColumbiaInformation visualization, visualization of phylogenetic trees and genomic sequences
Todd WarehamDepartment of Computer Science, Memorial University of NewfoundlandAlgorithm analysis and design, parameterized complexity analysis, evolutionary tree inference
Ulrike StegeComputer Science, University of VictoriaComputational biology, parameterized complexity, the design of heuristics, graph theory, applications in cognitive psychology and human decision making
Virendra C. BhavsarFaculty of Computer Science, University of New BrunswickParallel and distributed computing, multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics
Vladimir MakarenkovDépartement d’informatique, Univerité du Québec à MontréalPhylogenetic tree reconstruction, algorithms and statistical analyses, bioinformatics software and database development
Volker HaarslevDepartment of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia UniversityBioinformatics software, bioinformatics ontologies, web-based knowledge management
Walid HouryDepartment of Biochemistry, University of TorontoProtein folding, protein design, chaperone assisted protein folding, proteomics and bioinformatics
Walter ScottBiomolecular simulation (molecular dynamics) at the atomic level, in particular of proteins; development and implementation of efficient simulation algorithms (co-author of the GROMOS96 biomolecular simulation package, used at over 500 sites worldwide)
Warren J. GallinDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of AlbertaComparative proteomics, molecular phylogeny, functional protein evolution, protein structure/function studies, machine learning
William CrosbyGene annotation strategies and tools, development of information management tools
William HsiaoFaculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University; BC Centre for Disease Control Public Health LaboratoryPublic health, microbial genomics, bioinformatics
Wyeth WassermanBC Children’s Hospital Research Institute; Department of Medical Genetics, University of British ColumbiaGenome sequence analysis, identification of regions regulating transcription, gene expression
Xuhua XiaDepartment of Biology, University of OttawaMolecular evolution and phylogenetics, comparative genomics and software development
Yen-Han LinDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of SaskatchewanSystems biology, network biology, metabolic pathway engineering
Yingwei WangSchool of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Prince Edward IslandGenomic Signatures, Chaos Game Represenations, Biological Information Theory
Youlian PanNational Research CouncilData mining, machine learning, development of bioinformatics tools, prediction of transcription factor binding sites, gene prediction
Zhaolei ZhangDepartments of Computer Science and Molecular Genetics, University of TorontoGenome annotation, Comparative genomics, Sequence analysis, Protein structure analysis, Evolutionary Bioinformatics