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 (GenEpiO.org) 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.