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Dr. Inanc Birol (Collaborator)

Bioinformatics Group Leader,

Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
BC Cancer Agency
570 West 7th Avenue, Suite 100
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4S6

  • Phone:604-707-5800
  • Fax:604-876-3561
  • Email:ibirol@bcgsc.ca
  • Webpage: http://www.bcgsc.ca/faculty/inanc-birol/

Dr. Birol leads the Bioinformatics Team at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in the Genome Sciences Centre. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, School of Computing Science. Dr. Birol’s expertise is in the analysis of short read sequencing data for genomes, epigenomes and transcriptomes of model species and humans. He has developed a number of bioinformatics tools for de novo sequence assembly, sequence mapping (MrsFAST), data analysis (trans-AbySS, LaneRuler) and visualization (AbySS-Explorer).

Role in the project

Dr. Birol is involved in developing sequencing strategies and bioinformatics analyses for sequenced and re-sequenced fungal genomes of the project.