Paul Stothard, PhD
Bioinformatics, genomics, and genetics
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS)
1400 College Plaza
8215 - 112 Street
Canada T6G 2C8
Genetic basis of important traits in animals - we are using whole-genome sequencing and bioinformatics to understand the genetic basis of production and health traits in animals.
Mechanisms of pathogen resistance and resilience in livestock - we are using information in the form of genotypes, miRNA profiles, and mRNA profiles to understand what makes some individuals less susceptible to infection than others.
Genome variation and evolution - we are developing novel tools for visualizing sequence differences among individuals and species, and for predicting the impacts of small- and large-scale sequence variants. We are using these tools to perform detailed comparisons of animal genomes and to find functionally important variants.
Software tools for bacterial genome interpretation - we are creating an expert system to process, analyze, and visualize bacterial genome sequence data. This system uses high-performance computing to quickly deliver high-quality and comprehensively annotated assemblies.