Our Aim

To provide on-demand, high-quality web services that align with Research Program and Institution objectives and connect with target users.

How We Work

OICR's Web Development team is a multi-disciplinary team capable of designing and building website and web applications for researchers and their projects. The 5-10 member team is composed of creative and technical members, working on 50+ projects servicing OICR's research programs and Collaboration projects. Through its designed web services, the team provides improved access and understanding of the data being provided, which in turn, may lead to more fruitful scientific discoveries.

The team applies rapid and intelligent design analysis, and agile project implementation thereby enabling programs to focus on the high-value benefits for their users. The team has knowledge and experience of three discrete sciences to which we describe with the team's internal mission of Align, Connect and Reuse, and these are namely Human-Computer Interaction (connect), Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics (align), and Software Engineering / Computing (reuse).

  • Team

    5-10 People

  • Work

    50+ Projects

  • Yearly Productivity

    ~4000 Tasks

  • Outreach

    70K+ Users

Meet the Team

The team is lead under the direction of Christina Yung, Director, Genome Informatics. The OICR WebDev team includes FTEs, contractors and students who continue to innovate, stay creative and develop with a platform of technologies that scale to enable high performance.

Joseph Yamada

Senior Manager, Web Development Team

  • Focus: Specializes in Team Leadership, Management, Mentoring; Product Design; Technologies and Software Architecture.
  • Expertise: Continous Product Delivery; Multi-Project Management; High-Performance Team Development; UX Product Design; Agile/Lean/Learning Team Capability Development; Software Engineering and Production Operations;
  • Fun Fact: Loves to work on meaningful outcomes. Has hired 50+ students while at the OICR.

Nikita Mor

UI/UX Designer

  • Focus: Designs usable, purposeful, and aesthetically appealing products to enable scientists to connect, collaborate, and communicate effectively.
  • Expertise: UI/UX Design, UX Research, Visual Design.
  • Fun Fact: Loves making films and deep-sea diving.

Kaman Wu

Back-End Web Developer

  • Focus: Specializes in correct management of information witin Web Services (WS) and dynamic application workflows to enable better comprehension and constant productivity.
  • Expertise: PHP; NodeJS; MySQL; MongoDB
  • Fun Fact: Ask me where my name comes from

Koji Miyauchi

Front-End Web Developer

  • Focus: Specializes in high-quality user interfaces (UI) design and development to facilitate interactions to visualize and manage information enabling better UX with modern web browser technologsties.
  • Expertise: JavaScript; ReactJS; Redux; Php
  • Fun Fact: Love eating, golfing.

Kyle Kim

Front-End Web Developer

  • Focus: Specializes in high-quality user interface (UI) development to facilitate interactions to visualize and manage information enabling better UX with modern web browser technologies.
  • Expertise: JavaScript; ReactJS; Redux; Php
  • Fun Fact: Extraordinarily kind

George Shewchuk

Senior Graphic Designer, Branding

  • Focus: Specializes in designing custom visualization of Scientific Subjects
  • Expertise: Graphics Illustrations and Branding
  • Fun Fact: Loves a warm fire

Our Talented Students

Felix Mangundap

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • JavaScript Developer

Kritika Mehta

  • 2nd year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor + Themer

Credits to Our Team Alumni

Summer 2018

Qingda Zou

  • 3rd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Jeffrey Feng

  • 1st year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor + Themer

Marcus Hum

  • 2nd year Systems Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Visual Designer + Themer

Winter 2018

Qingda Zou

  • 3rd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Moujan Saderi

  • 2nd year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor + Themer

Celine Lee

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Visual Designer + Themer

Fall 2017

William Harvey

  • 2nd year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Robyn Klassen

  • 2nd year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor + Themer

Jack Wang

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Visual Designer + Themer

Summer 2017

Luke Hudson

  • 1st year Mathematics
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor + Themer

Dhron Joshi

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Felix Mangundap

  • 1st year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Visual Designer + Themer

Yixuan Wang

  • 1st year Software Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Jason Zhang

  • 2nd year Mathematics
  • University of Waterloo
  • Javascript Developer

Winter 2017

Samantha Feng

  • 2nd year Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Waterloo
  • Web + Technology Developer

Stephanie Lin

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Content Editor and Themer

Yunlin Lu

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Visual Designer and Themer

Qingda Zou

  • 2nd year Computer Science
  • University of Waterloo
  • Front-End Developer