Fiona Brinkman

Fiona Brinkman

Distinguished Professor, FRSC
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Associate Member,
School of Computing Science
and Faculty of Health Sciences
Simon Fraser University

B.Sc., University of Waterloo
Ph.D., University of Ottawa

Office: SSB 7110, in the South Science Building
Phone: 778-782-5646
Fax: 778-782-5583
Email: [email protected]
Google Scholar

(See Contact for mailing address and other contact information)

Additional Selected Current Appointments:

  • Computational Biology and Modelling Pillar Deputy, CoVaRR-Net
  • Co-Lead, Data Analytics; Lead, Research Collabor.; Member, Implementation Committee; Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN)
  • Co-Lead, Bioinformatics, IMPACTT National Microbiome Core
  • Co-Director, SFU/UBC Bioinformatics Graduate Training Program.
  • Co-Lead of the IRIDA (Integrated Rapid Infectious Disease Analysis) Project and Consortium.
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, REACTOME
  • Coordinator of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Community Annotation Project and Pseudomonas Genome Database.
  • Co-PI, Leadership Working Group, and Founding Member, GenEpiO (Genomic Epidemiology Ontology) Consortium, and FoodOn (Food Ontology) Group
  • Core Faculty Member, Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops
  • SFU representative for the Canadian Society of Microbiologists
  • Member, SFU Research Systems Stewardship Committee
  • Member, SFU Big Data Academic Advisory Committee
  • Member, SFU Omics Data Sciences Initiative Steering Committee

Teaching (past and present):

  • Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops select courses (
  • MBB 841/741 and MBB 441 (Bioinformatics)
  • MBB505 (Problem Based Learning in Bioinformatics)
  • MBB342 (Introductory Genomics and Bioinformatics)
  • MBB222 (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)

Registered students of any of these courses: See for course resources, notes, etc.


Journal Publications:
(note: my name changed from Lawson to Brinkman in 1997)

Use a search of PubMed/Medline to view a list of some publications (plus some additional computer science-oriented publications can be viewed through a CS biblography)

Funding sources: