Winter 2023 BINF Virtual Seminar Series

Tuesday, January 24, 2-3PM
Dr. William Hsiao
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Tuesday, February 28, 2-3PM
[student seminar]
Haiyang (Skyler) Chang, PhD.BINF Candidate
Rachel Brown, PhD.BINF Candidate
University of Guelph

Federal Health Funding for Three U of G Researchers, Including one BINF Faculty

Three University of Guelph researchers have been awarded more than $1.4 million in project grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for studies intended to address antimicrobial resistance and understand chronic pain. One of the recipients is BINF faculty member, Dr. Giannina Descalzi.

BINF faculty responsible for naming the surging ‘Kraken’ COVID variant

New strains of Omicron are becoming increasingly more transmissible and evasive, with the ability to dodge immunity from prior vaccination and infection. Using the term “Omicron” to describe them just isn’t cutting it anymore, Dr. Ryan Gregory, a biology professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, recently told Fortune. He recently named rising COVID variant XBB.1.5 "Kraken."

Dr. Geddes McAlister, director

New BINF Director appointed: Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister

Sent on behalf of Dr. Maz Fallah, Dean of CBS.

Good afternoon CBS,

The search for the next Bioinformatics Graduate Program Director is complete. Thank you to the members of the search committee and all who attended the candidate’s presentation. A special thanks to Dr. Adamowicz for her service as the prior Director.

I am happy to announce that Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister has been appointed to the role of Director, for a three-year term.

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