Stothard Research Group

University of Alberta


We have completed sequencing of more than 150 cattle genomes!

Contact Information

Paul Stothard, PhD
Associate Professor
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS)
1400 College Plaza
8215 - 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2C8

email: stothard@ualberta.ca
phone: 1.780.492.5242
fax: 1.780.492.4265

Research Interests

Genetic basis of important traits in livestock - we are using whole-genome sequencing and bioinformatics to understand the genetic basis of economically important traits in cattle and pigs. Part of this work involves developing new tools and algorithms for processing next-generation sequencing data.

Bacterial and bacteriophage comparative genomics - we have developed several software tools to aid in the analysis and annotation of DNA sequences obtained from bacteria and bacteriophages. We are continually refining these tools and applying them to problems in agriculture and medicine.

Bacterial metagenomics - we are using a variety of sequencing and bioinformatics approaches to study bacterial populations, to better understand their influence on host traits.