Steven Jones, PhD
Head of Bioinformatics at the Genome Sequence Centre at the BC Cancer Agency, Director of the Genome BC Bioinformatics Platform, Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Genetics at University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University and Associate Member of the Biotechnology Laboratory, UBC. Dr. Jones is involved in physical mapping to construct BAC based maps for rat, bovine, salmon and pine genomes. This includes the development of software for automated gel analysis, BAC contig ordering and assembly. Continued development of Inter Contig Explorer (iCE) software aids visualization of data. Efforts are ongoing to profile transcript abundance in a number of organisms using SAGE, and the development of a database and software (SageSpace) to visualize and analyze the data. Dr. Jones leads bioinformatics efforts to co-ordinate the high-throughput sequencing efforts and automated sequencing efforts for the Genome Sequence Centre.