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.

Fall 2022 BINF Virtual Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 27, 3:30-4:30PM
Julia Harvie
M.Sc.BINF+AI (collaborative specialization in AI) recent graduate
University of Guelph (co-advisors: Dr. Dirk Steinke and Dr. Dan Tulpan)

Tuesday, October 25, 3:30-4:30PM
Dr. Ni Zhao
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tuesday, November 29, 3:30-4:30PM
Dr. Stephen MacKinnon
Chief Platform Officer
Cyclica Inc. (Toronto)

Life in the Cold Lane: Study Sheds New Light on Beetle Biodiversity in the Sub-Arctic

The Canadian Arctic is undergoing dramatic environmental change, and researchers from UofG are at the forefront of an effort to map this world before it warms up. Samantha Majoros, a master’s student working with Dr. Sarah Adamowicz in the Department of Integrative Biology, is on a mission to find out more about one such group: beetles.

Dr. Jackie Goordial Named as CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Two University of Guelph professors are among 14 international researchers to be appointed as CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Applied Research) Azrieli Global Scholars for 2021-23. Dr. Jackie Goordial, an environmental microbiologist in the School of Environmental Sciences and a BINF Faculty member, was one of the professors chosen for the prestigious program.

Two BINF Faculty awarded 2022 Early Researcher Awards

Two BINF Faculty are among five University of Guelph faculty awarded 2022 Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario: Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister and Dr. Wei Zhang. Congratulations to the recipients!

Bioinformatics Virtual Seminar Series (Winter 2022)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Dr. Sanjeena Dang
Canada Research Chair in Data Science and Analytics, Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Carleton University

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Dr. John Nash
Acting Director, Science Technology Cores and Services Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Josip Rudar & Matthew Orton
Ph.D. in Bioinformatics Candidates [Student Seminar]

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