Group Leader: Fiona Brinkman

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university, with Schools relevant to this proposal comprising Computing Science, Health Sciences and a new Omics Institute. Fiona Brinkman is co-director of the SFU-UBC Bioinformatics training program and leads a division of the new Omics Institute. Together, co-PIs Fiona Brinkman and William Hsiao are leading international Ontology development initiatives to facilitate data sharing for genomic epidemiology ( and enable more automated mapping of ontologies from unstructured, short text data. Brinkman and Hsiao will leverage these projects as part of this Canada-EU collaboration, developing best practices and guidelines that will facilitate ontology development and data sharing.

Country: Canada