Currently Funded Projects

Here are some of the projects we are working on…

“Canadian COVID-19 Genomics Network (CanCOGeN): VirusSeq Project” Genome Canada / ISED special project associated with the $40 million dollar CanCOGeN government initiative. I am a co-PI and on the main Implementation Committee for this project involving 42 Canadian universities, hospitals, government labs, industry, and genome centres. I also co-lead the VirusSeq Data Analytics Working Group, lead the Research Collaborations Working Group, and am a participant on other committees including Ethics and Governance and Data Sharing.

“Rapid research in the CHILD Cohort to inform Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: investigating the prevalence and predictors of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the health and psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian families”. CIHR Grant: COVID-19. Rapid Research Funding Opportunity competition. Designated PI Meghan Azad. I am a co-applicant in bioinformatics.

“Causational Roles of the Gut Microbiome in Childhood Asthma: Leveraging the CHILD Cohort Study” Team Grant: Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: Involves a team of 15 PIs. I am a Co-Applicant involved in data integration and bioinformatics analyses.

“IMPACTT: Integrated Microbiome Platforms to Advance Causation Testing and Translation.” CIHR Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: Research Core. Kathy McCoy, Designated PI. I am Co-PI and Co-Lead of Bioinformatics.

“Antimicrobial Resistance: Emergence, Transmission, and Ecology (ARETE)” Genome Canada (Bioinformatics) grant. Co-PI with Rob Beiko.

“Bioinformatics Tools to Enable Federated, Real Time Genomic Epidemiology Data Sharing and Analysis in a One Health Framework. Genome Canada (Bioinformatics) grant. PI William Hsiao, I am a co-applicant.

“DIVE-IT: Droplet In-Vitro transcription/translation Enzyme IdenTification” ERA-MBT-GenomeBC International Partnership Grant. Joseph Sperl PI, I am a co-applicant.

“The Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database: Expanded tools for molecular surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment, agriculture, and clinic.” CIHR Project grant. PI Andrew McArthur. I am a co-applicant.

“Childhood Asthma and the Microbiome—Precision Health for Life: The Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study”. Genome Canada LSARP. Stuart Turvey, Designated PI, I am a co-applicant leading data integration – CHILDdb development.

“Common Infrastructure for National Cohorts in Europe, Canada, and Africa (CINECA)”. CIHR/European Commission. Lead Canadian PI for this team grant.

“Prediction of protein subcellular localization for Bacteria and Archaea, using experimentally-based criteria.” NSERC Discovery Grant. I am the sole PI.

“High Dimensional Bioinformatics” NSERC CREATE Training Grant. Paul Pavlidis, PI. Provides training for bioinformatics graduate students – I co-direct the graduate program (SFU Director for this SFU/UBC Program).