Currently Funded Projects

Some of the projects we are currently working on…

IRIDA (Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis) Project: A Federated Bioinformatics Platform for Public Health Microbial Genomics.

  • Fiona Brinkman (PI), Gary Van Domselaar (co-PI; Chief, Bioinformatics, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada ) and William Hsiao (co-PI; Bioinformatics Head, BC Centre for Disease Control laboratory) plus 4 other co-applicants.
  • Please see for further information – this has now expanded through multiple Genome Canada bioinformatics projects listed below.

Rapid prediction of antimicrobial resistance from metagenomic samples: data, models, and methods

  • Robert Beiko (PI), Dalhousie University; Fiona Brinkman (co-PI), Simon Fraser University; Andrew G. McArthur (co-PI), McMaster University.

Genomic Epidemiology Application Ontology (GenEpiO)

  • William Hsiao (PI), University of British Columbia; Andrew G. McArthur (co-PI), McMaster University; Fiona S.L. Brinkman (co-PI), Simon Fraser University

PathOGIST: Calibrated multi-criterion genomic analysis for public health microbiology

  • Leonid Chindelevitch (PI), Simon Fraser University; William Hsiao (co-PI), University of British Columbia; Cedric Chauve (co-PI), Simon Fraser University, and Fiona Brinkman (co-applicant).

Drug discovery through integration of chemical genomics and structural systems biology

  • Lei Xie (PI; Hunter College) with Fiona Brinkman (co-applicant).


The allergy and asthma database: initiating data integration for systems-based analyses

Computationally predicting bacterial protein subcellular localization, using experimentally-based criteria

  • Fiona Brinkman, PI
  • See also and associated PSORTb and PSORTdb resources which are being expanded in capabilities as part of this project

Administration of the Pseudomonas Genome Database


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Computational tools we’ve developed