Eric is a Bioinformatics group leader, managing several teams of software developers and computational biologists. His teams work on laboratory information management systems (LIMS), QC of sequencing data, analysis tracking and dissemination, and large scale data sharing applications for Pan-Canadian research initiatives. Some of his projects include web applications for personalized genomic reports, a massively scalable Hadoop database for storing and analyzing variant data and a graph database to store ontological definitions and cancer knowledge used in automatically interpreting patient data in a clinical research setting. In additional to his supervisory roles, Eric is involved in hiring and recruitment, quality management systems and ISO27001 Information security.
Eric has a degree in Biochemistry from SFU and a diploma in Computer Systems from BCIT, focusing on databases. He has worked at the Genome Science Centre at BC Cancer for 15 years, starting out as a LIMS developer. Eric has always been interested in computers and data in general. He has co-founded a small data consulting and training company which focuses on databases and data analytics and visualization.