PI

Guillaume Bourque
Assoc. Professor, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Director of Bioinformatics, McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Center
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Postdocs

Eric Audemard
Joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012. He's currently working on de novo assembly methods to discover viral or transposon insertions.

 

Students

Jean Monlong
Joined the lab as a PhD student in the Department of Human Genetics in 2012. He is looking at novel methodologies for the identification of structural variants in whole-genome sequence data.
Masoud Karzand
Masoud is a Master student in the department of Computer Science. He is currently looking at mappability of short reads across the human genome.
LeeAnn Ramsay
Joined the lab as an undergrad for a summer intership in 2012. She has been looking at the expression of transposable elements in various cell types.

 

Past members

Pierre-Etienne Jacques
Joined the lab as a Research Scientist in 2010. He has been working on a number of projects including a study of the contribution of transposable elements to primate-specific regulatory regions.
Xing Yi Woo
Joined the group in 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow after obtaining my PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois and National University of Singapore. Previously, her research focused on multiscale modeling of pharmaceutical processes. She was working on making copy number predictions of cancer and normal genomes based on paired-end sequence data, and making comparisons with array-CGH and SNP-array data.
Justin Jeyakani
Joined the group in April 2008. Before he was working as a Research Assistant in Indian Institute of Science, India and NUS. He was involved in Prediction of Potential Repeat Associated Binding Sites for Transcription Factor with no genome-wide binding data in human and mouse and also analyzing potential motifs interaction in repeats.
Kelson Zawack
Joined the group in November of 2008. He was working on uncovering the architecture of rearranged genomes based on paired-end sequence data that has been mapped to a related reference genome.
Zhao Hao
Joined GIS in 2005 as a postdoctoral fellow. His main research interest is on genome rearrangements. Specifically, my current work is focused on the following two areas. 1) Identifying reliable ancestral rearrangement events and analyzing the underlining molecular mechanisms at the sequence level. Please refer to our tool EMRAE and its predictions during the evolution of six mammalian genomes. 2) Designing new algorithms to study the genomic distance between two genomes under the "fragile-breakage model", which is supported by increasing evidence.
Chi Ho Lin
Joined the group as a Bioinformatics Specialist in 2005. Previously, he was actively looking at a specific bateria: Burkholderia Pseudomallei (Bp) which causes Meliodosis. Using Bp as a model system, he wanted to clarify at the relationship between large scale rearrangements and fine scale variations. Simultaneously, he was constructing a pan genome array for quick and easy detection of various Bp strains.
Galih Kunarso
Galih is currently a student in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and when he's not busy studying he's busy taking care of his new baby.
Wilson Goh
Wilson is currently doing his PhD in Imperial College London. His research interests include network and graph theory, high throughput genomics and proteomics, and sequence analyses.
Bernard Leong
Bernard is currently the Chief Operating Officer at SENATUS Pte Ltd and is actively involved in the online media industry.