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Dr. Brett Trost, PhD
Computer Science & Molecular medicine
• Scientist, molecular medicine, Sickkids
Dr. Trost's research program is dedicated to the creation and application of novel computational biology methods for detecting and interpreting genetic variation. His long-term aim is to leverage multi-omic data (e.g., transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and epigenetics) in combination with machine learning approaches to better understand disease-associated genetic variation.


Dr. Michelle Scott, PhD
Bioinformatics and RNA Biology
• Professor of medicine / health sciences, U Sherbrook
Dr. Scott's research interest are the characterization of small nucleolar RNAs in terms of abundance, biogenesis and interactors.  She aims to study their role in the regulation of gene expression and to characterize these molecules in health and cancer cells with an emphasis on ovarian cancer.


Dr. Jérôme Waldispühl, PhD
Structural Bioinformatics & Citizen Science
• Professor of Computer Science, McGill
Dr. Waldispühl conducts research in computational biology, human-computer interaction, and citizen science. His research research activities split into two areas; First, he develop algorithms and machine learning framework for predicting RNA structures and small-molecule interactions. Next, he explores the potential of video games to accelerate scientific discovery, with a particular focus on metagenomics applications.

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Dr. Steven Jones, PhD
Bioinformatics and Cancer Biology
• Dr. Jones’ research program is firmly entrenched in genome science to better understand the complete mutational landscape of cancers. His primary aim is to help uncover the diversity of genetic and genomic events that accrue to give rise to cancers, and which also encourage their evolution and maintain their progression. His laboratory extensively analyzes Next Generation genome and transcriptome data to achieve these goals. 

Session Speakers

Dr. Robert Gruninger - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Pinaki Bose - University of Calgary, POET

Dr. Tarah Lynch - University of Calgary

Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAllister - University of Guelph

Dr. Mohamed Helmy - University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Britt Dogemoller - University of Manitoba

Dr. Rene Zahedi - University of Manitoba

Dr. Arvind Mer - University of Ottawa

Dr. William Hsaio - Simon Fraser University

Meeting Program 

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