Welcome! We are interested in all aspects of Bioinformatics research (computational biology, biomedical, cheminformatics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc).

Our current projects include
bovine genomics,
E. Coli, zebrafish, human proteome and metabolome profiling,
whole genome phylogenetic analyses,
influenza bioinformatics,
RNA (local) structure prediction.

Our basic goals are to design better framework and efficient algorithms for high-throughput molecular sequence and structure analysis, and to build effective automated tools and software packages that assist biologists and pharmacists. In our projects, computational techniques from information/complexity theory, algorithmics, statistics, machine learning, data mining, heuristic search, constraint programming, and computer graphics are all found extremely useful.

Within the bovine genomics, we are interested in Rh map constructionhaplotypinggenotype imputationGWAS;

Along the whole genome phylogenetic analyses, we are particularly interested in complete composition vectors, among others.


News: [Archive]

  • February 27, 2018: We warmly welcome Dr. Guanqun Ni from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University. He will visit us for 6 months, supported by the Education Department of Fujian Province.

  • November 6, 2017: Congratulations to Yao, the Runner-Up for the 2017 CS Early Achievement Award (PhD).

  • September 4, 2017: All the bests to Drs. Guochuan Zhang, Jueliang Hu, Jianming Dong, Shuguang Han, Yinfeng Xu, Bing Su, Wenchang Luo, and Hiroshi Eto, who visited us over the summer. See you soon!

  • August 28, 2017: We warmly welcome Dr. Longcheng Liu from Xiamen University. He will stay with us for a year, supported by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

  • August 4, 2017: We warmly welcome Dr. Guochuan Zhang (ZJU) and Dr. Hiroshi Eto (Kyushu U).

  • August 1, 2017: We warmly welcome Dr. Bing Su and Dr. Yinfeng Xu's (DHU) visits.

  • July 2, 2017: We warmly welcome Drs. Shuguang Han, Jueliang Hu and Jianming Dong; all three are from Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and will visit us for two months.

  • June 28, 2017: We warmly welcome Dr. Wenchang Luo from Ningbo University (visiting for two months).

  • May 4, 2017: Congratulations to Yining, now Dr. Wang! on a very successful PhD defense today. Yining will take up a PDF position in Agriculture next.


  • A profile about some research going on within our group, written by Erin Ottosen (April 2008).

  • A popular writing including some of our work on automated NMR resonance sequential assignment appears in RSC Chemistry World: "NMR and the 3D world of proteins", by David Bradley (May 2006).


Contact Guohui Lin at   Email: guohui TA ualberta TOD ca       Tel: (780) 492-2285 (department main office)       Fax: (780) 492-1071
  Department of Computing Science
  University of Alberta
  Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E8