Ian Boyes

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Bioinformatics Programmer

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

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