Dr. Jared Simpson
Dr. Jared Simpson
Dr. Jared Simpson
Investigator II

Twitter: @jaredtsimpson

Investigator II

The Simpson lab develops algorithms and software for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. The lab, led by Dr. Jared Simpson, works primarily on de novo genome assembly, the detection of somatic mutations in cancer and, most recently, the development of algorithms for nanopore-based sequencers.

Experience & Education
  • Investigator I, OICR
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge/Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
  • Computational Biologist, Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
  • Software Engineer, Electronic Arts
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
Current Affiliations
  • Investigator II, OICR
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Select Publications

See Dr. Simpson’s recent publications on PubMed or on Google Scholar.

Research Areas
Biology Informatics and Data Standards
Disease Areas
Opportunities to Collaborate

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  • ABySS: ABySS is a de novo, parallel, paired-end sequence assembler that is designed for short reads
  • SGA: SGA is a de novo genome assembler based on the concept of string graphs
  • Nanopolish: A nanopore consensus algorithm using a signal-level hidden Markov model