Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator, Bioinformatics
The Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul’s Hospital
Adjunct Professor
phone: 6046287807

Research Interests: Computer-readable representations of biological data and bioinformatics analysis services. Ethical implications of bioinformatics. Semantic Web Services in bioinformatics. The BioMOBY project (

Selected Publications: (for an up-to-date list see my entries in Connotea)
Kawas, E.A., Senger, M., Wilkinson, M.D. BioMoby extensions to the Taverna workflow management and enactment software. BMC Bioinformatics. 7(1):523, 2006. Faculty of 1000 Biology: evaluations for Kawas E et al BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7:523 (“F1000 – Must Read”)

Good, B., Kawas, E., Kuo, B., Wilkinson, M.D. iHOPerator: User-scripting a personalized bioinformatics Web, starting with the iHOP website. BMC Bioinformatics 7(1):534, 2006.

Song, YC., Kawas, E., Good, BM., Wilkinson, MD, Tebbutt, SJ. DataBiNS: A BioMoby-based Data Mining Workflow for Biological Pathways and Non-Synonymous SNPs. Bioinformatics, 23(6):780-782, 2007.

K Morris, B Kuo, MD Wilkinson, JS Davison, AD Befus, RD Mathison. Vcsa1 Gene Peptides for the Treatment of Inflammatory and Allergic Reactions. Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery, 1(2):124-132, 2007.

The BioMoby Consortium. “Interoperability with Moby 1.0: It’s better than sharing your toothbrush!”, Briefings in Bioinformatics, January 31, 2008

DiBernardo, M, Pottinger, R, Wilkinson, M.D. Semi-automatic Web Service Composition for the Life Sciences using the BioMoby Semantic Web Framework. Journal of Biomedical Informatics Ms. No.: JBI-07-158R2 [March 4, 2008 – Epub ahead of print]

Kuo, B.Y-L., Hentrich, T., Good, B.M., Wilkinson, M.D. Tag Clouds for Summarizing Web Search Results. Proceedings of the 16th International World Wide Web Conference, 2007.

Kothari C.R. and Wilkinson M.D, From chaos to order: A generic, distributed ontology based annotation system, In Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE 2007), Las Vegas, NV, pp. 141 – 145, 2007

Gordon PMK, Kawas E, Wilkinson M, Sensen CW. Using a novel data transformation technique to provide the EMBOSS software suite as semantic Web Services. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, 2007