Gary Van Domselaar

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==Bioinformatics.Org==
==Bioinformatics.Org==
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I am a founding member and Associate Director of The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. (Bioinformatics.Org) was founded to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between practicing and neophyte bioinformatic scientists and technicians. The Organization provides these individuals, as well as the public at large, free and open access to materials and methods for and from scientific research, software development, and education. We advocate and promote freedom and openness in the field as well as provide a forum for activities which facilitate the development of such resources.
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I am a founding member and Associate Director of The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. Bioinformatics.Org was founded to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between practicing and neophyte bioinformatic scientists and technicians. The Organization provides these individuals, as well as the public at large, free and open access to materials and methods for and from scientific research, software development, and education. We advocate and promote freedom and openness in the field as well as provide a forum for activities which facilitate the development of such resources.
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Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. I joined as a cofounder in early 1999 . In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and over one dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 26,000 members and over 400 projects.
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Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. I joined as a cofounder in early 1999. In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and over one dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 26,000 members and over 400 projects.
Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with that offered by NCBI and EBI. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on Free and Open Source software.
Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with that offered by NCBI and EBI. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on Free and Open Source software.
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==Affiliations==
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===The National Microbiology Lab===
===The National Microbiology Lab===
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Dr. Van Domselaar Heads the Bioinformatics Core Facility at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory. His principal expertise is in microbial (viral and bacterial) bioinformatics. Dr. Van Domselaar and his group are actvely involved in a wide range of genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic research and technology projects. Dr. Van Domselaar's current work is focused on the development of systems and software for viral and bacterial sequence assembly, sequence finishing, and taxonomic classification. His group is actively involved in a number of microbial bioinformatics activities including metagenomics; bacterial sequence annotation and analysis; pathogen identification; comparative genomics; proteome bioinformatics; and pathogenomics. He has over 10 years of experience designing and developing bioinformatics software, databases, and algorithms.
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I  am currently the Section Chief of  Bioinformatics at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory. My principal expertise is in microbial (viral and bacterial) bioinformatics. My group is actively involved in a wide range of genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic research and development activities. My current work focuses on the development of systems and software for viral and bacterial sequence assembly, sequence finishing, and taxonomic classification. Other activities include metagenomics, bacterial sequence annotation and analysis, pathogen identification, comparative genomics, proteome bioinformatics, pathogenomics, high performance computing, and computer aided drug design.
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===Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Alberta===
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===University of Manitoba===
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Dr. Van Domselaar is an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He provides lectures in bioinformatics to students in various disciplines at the UofM, and serves on the UofM bioinformatics curriculum development committee. He also teaches modules in proteomics and genomics at the National Bioinformatics Node of South Africa. Dr. Van Domselaar is a former lecturer at the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops series in bioinformatics, proteomics, and genomics.
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I am an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada with cross appointments in Medical Microbiology, Pharmacy and Computer Science. I lecture on bioinformatics to students in various disciplines at the UofM, and serve on the UofM bioinformatics curriculum development committee.
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===University of Nairobi===
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I am a Visiting Professor at the Center for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (CEBIB) at the University of Nairobi.
==Education==
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Gary received a PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003. He worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics from 2003 until 2005. He joined the NML as Head of Bioinformatics in 2005.
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I received my PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics in Computing Science, also at the University of Alberta, from 2003 until 2005.
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===Automated Genome Annotation===
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The [[genome|genomes]] of [[prokaryote|prokaryotes]] are being sequenced and made public at a furious rate. To help with the interpretation of this data, I wrote [[BASys]], an automated prokaryotic genome [[annotation]] system. Anyone can submit their raw prokaryotic [[chromosome]], [[plasmid]], or [[contig]] data to BASys and it will attempt to identify and annotate the [[protein encoding regions]].
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I am a founding member and Associate Director of [[Bioinformatics Organization|The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc.]]
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==Publications==
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[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Van%20Domselaar+G Pubmed]

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Bioinformatics.Org

I am a founding member and Associate Director of The Bioinformatics Organization, Inc. Bioinformatics.Org was founded to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between practicing and neophyte bioinformatic scientists and technicians. The Organization provides these individuals, as well as the public at large, free and open access to materials and methods for and from scientific research, software development, and education. We advocate and promote freedom and openness in the field as well as provide a forum for activities which facilitate the development of such resources. Bioinformatics.Org was established in 1998 by J.W. Bizzaro as a place to host collaborations in bioinformatics. I joined as a cofounder in early 1999. In 2000, the Organization had more than 100 members and over one dozen projects. The Organization became incorporated in 2003 and currently has more than 26,000 members and over 400 projects. Bioinformatics.Org is one of the largest affiliations in the field of bioinformatics, and the number of resources that we offer is on-par with that offered by NCBI and EBI. However, we distinguish ourselves with our open membership and project hosting: anyone, anywhere can participate. Bioinformatics.Org is also well-known for its emphasis on open access to biological information as well as on Free and Open Source software.

Affiliations

The National Microbiology Lab

I am currently the Section Chief of Bioinformatics at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory. My principal expertise is in microbial (viral and bacterial) bioinformatics. My group is actively involved in a wide range of genomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic research and development activities. My current work focuses on the development of systems and software for viral and bacterial sequence assembly, sequence finishing, and taxonomic classification. Other activities include metagenomics, bacterial sequence annotation and analysis, pathogen identification, comparative genomics, proteome bioinformatics, pathogenomics, high performance computing, and computer aided drug design.

University of Manitoba

I am an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada with cross appointments in Medical Microbiology, Pharmacy and Computer Science. I lecture on bioinformatics to students in various disciplines at the UofM, and serve on the UofM bioinformatics curriculum development committee.

University of Nairobi

I am a Visiting Professor at the Center for Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (CEBIB) at the University of Nairobi.

Education

I received my PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2003 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics in Computing Science, also at the University of Alberta, from 2003 until 2005.

Publications

Pubmed

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