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Jong Leong

Centre for Biomedical Research
University of Victoria,
PO Box 3020 STN CSC,
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N5
Phone: 250-472-4072
Fax: 250-472-4075
jong ^at^ uvic ^dot^ ca

I am a Bioinformatician in the Koop lab in the Centre for Biomedical Research at University of Victoria, and am responsible for computational work on the Genomics Research on All Salmon (cGRASP) and Genome in Lice and Salmon (GiLS) Projects.


  • Atlantic salmon, sea lice, sablefish, whitefish, rockfish
  • Computational biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Genome duplications
  • ESTs
  • Microarrays, cDNA, oligo
  • Sequence/Genome assembly
  • Sequence annotation
  • Next-generation sequencing (454, Illumina)
  • Data-mining
  • Biochemistry

Bioinformatics Education/Experience

  • University of Victoria, Centre for Biomedical Research
  • University of Salzburg, Center for Molecular Engineering
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Kyoto, Japan
  • McGill University - B.Sc. Biochemistry


  1. Leong JS, Jantzen SG, von Schalburg KR, Cooper GA, Messmer AM, Liao NY, Munro S, Moore R, Holt RA, Jones SJ, Davidson WS, and Koop BF. Salmo salar and Esox lucius full-length cDNA sequences reveal changes in evolutionary pressures on a post-tetraploidization genome. BMC Genomics. 2010 Apr 30;11:279. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-11-279 | PubMed ID:20433749 | HubMed [ref1]
  2. von Schalburg KR, Leong J, Cooper GA, Robb A, Beetz-Sargent MR, Lieph R, Holt RA, Moore R, Ewart KV, Driedzic WR, ten Hallers BF, Zhu B, de Jong PJ, Davidson WS, and Koop BF. Rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) genomic library and EST resources. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2008 Sep-Oct;10(5):487-91. DOI:10.1007/s10126-008-9089-6 | PubMed ID:18386095 | HubMed [ref2]
  3. Wright JJ, Lubieniecki KP, Park JW, Ng SH, Devlin RH, Leong J, Koop BF, and Davidson WS. Sixteen type 1 polymorphic microsatellite markers from Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) expressed sequence tags. Anim Genet. 2008 Feb;39(1):84-5. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2052.2007.01666.x | PubMed ID:17976213 | HubMed [ref3]
  4. Yazawa R, Yasuike M, Leong J, von Schalburg KR, Cooper GA, Beetz-Sargent M, Robb A, Davidson WS, Jones SR, and Koop BF. EST and mitochondrial DNA sequences support a distinct Pacific form of salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 2008 Nov-Dec;10(6):741-9. DOI:10.1007/s10126-008-9112-y | PubMed ID:18574633 | HubMed [ref4]
  5. Koop BF, von Schalburg KR, Leong J, Walker N, Lieph R, Cooper GA, Robb A, Beetz-Sargent M, Holt RA, Moore R, Brahmbhatt S, Rosner J, Rexroad CE 3rd, McGowan CR, and Davidson WS. A salmonid EST genomic study: genes, duplications, phylogeny and microarrays. BMC Genomics. 2008 Nov 17;9:545. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-9-545 | PubMed ID:19014685 | HubMed [ref5]
  6. von Schalburg, KR, J. Leong, GD Brown, GA Cooper, ML Rise, WS Davidson, BF Koop. 2008. Expansion of the Genomics Research on Atlantic Salmon Project (GRASP) Microarray Tools. J. Fish Biology 2008 72:2051-2070.

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed