We are delighted to announce the speaker line-up for the Fall 2020 Bioinformatics Virtual Seminar Series:
Friday, September 25, 3PM EST
Dr. Hosna Jabbari, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria
Friday, October 23, 10AM EST
Heather Ward, DNAstack (Toronto, ON)
Friday, November 13, 10AM EST
Dr. Anjali Silva, University Health Network (Toronto, ON)
The U of G Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG), which many of our Bioinformatics faculty are affiliated with, has received $376,000 to revamp data platforms that support DNA barcoding work around the world.
MBINF alumnus, Hassaan Maan (MBINF 2019), is the lead author about a SARS-CoV-2 genotyping app. The work was a collaboration between Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences, and McMaster University.
Here is the full Lancet paper.
Bioinformatics faculty members, Dr. Leonardo Susta and Dr. Wei Zhang, were among those awarded for projects designed to support the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts.
Dr. Wei Zhang, a UofG Bioinformatics faculty member who is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, is part of a team that will use protein engineering technology to find new treatments for COVID-19.