Ian Boyes

Image Ian Boyes
Bioinformatics Programmer

Develop software for detection of viruses and other plant pathogens and provide bioinformatic support for research projects.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Current research and/or projects

Developer of Virtool and bioinformatic contributor to projects at the Sidney Laboratory.

Research and/or project statements

  • development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) as a plant pathogen detection method
  • development of Virtool as a web-based software tool for detection of plant viruses using NGS
  • maintenance of scientific computing resources at Sidney Laboratory

Professional activities / interests

  • Python-based bioinformatic programming
  • Next-generation sequencing analysis
  • Full-stack web development
  • Linux operating systems

Education and awards

M.Sc. Biology, University of Victoria, 2013

B.Sc. Biology, University of Victoria, 2009