Fiona
Brinkman
Position: 
Professor
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia
Canada
brinkman@sfu.ca
Research area/interests: 
Integration of microbiome data with other data, and application of integrated approaches for studying infectious diseases, microbial interactions. Development of bioinformatic resources for genomic epidemiology, understanding pathogen evolution, and improving prediction of new vaccine/drug targets. Also applying our approaches to study innate immunity, allergic disease, and the environment.
Researcher type: 
Academic
Microbiome sites of interest: 
Human microbiome
Animal microbiome
Environmental microbiome
Gut microbiome
Freshwater environment
Mining
Built environment
Animal models
Notable technologies or other expertise: 
Sequencing
Bioinformatics
Evolutionary
Types of microbiome analyses: 
Transcriptomics
16S sequencing
18S sequencing
Viral capsid sequencing
CPN60
Viral sequencing
Bacterial sequencing
Protist sequencing
Shotgun metagenomics
Antibiotic resistance
Other microbiome analyses: 
Data integration