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  • Melanie Lou Melanie Lou [Send a message]
    Member since: June 24, 2013
    As a computational biologist (PhD), I can manage, analyze & explain your complicated data [Full profile here]. I also thrive on learning, peanut butter, salsa dancing & fitness!
    Curriculum vitae

    Current address:


    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada

    Education:

    Ph.D. in Computational Biology
    McMaster University
    2007 - 2012
    M.Sc. in Computational Biology
    McMaster University
    2005 - 2007
    B.Sc. Hons. in Biology and Computer Science
    York University
    2000 - 2005

    Experience:

    Computational NGS Intern Genentech (a member of Roche) 2012 - 2012
    Teaching Assistant: communicating complex info to non-experts McMaster University 2005 - 2012
    Database and User Interface Developer of genomic database McMaster University 2005 - 2005

    Skills:

    Programming: Perl, C, Java

    Stats & Visuals: R, ESS, gnuplot

    Database: MySQL, sqlite3

    Big data: MapReduce, Python, PIG, EC on AWS

    Languages: English, Mandarin, French

    Activities:

    Scholarships: Five (provincial) academic and five national and international travel

    Created Bioinformatics workshop for high school students

    Created career seminar series for Biology grad students

    Travelled abroad to study Mandarin and French in early 2013

    Interests:

    Genomics

    Phylogenetics

    Evolution

    Computational Biology

    Fitness

    References:

    Improving specimen identification: Informative DNA using a statistical Bayesian method (Doctorate Thesis)

    The effect of sampling from subdivided populations on species identification with DNA barcodes using a Bayesian statistical approach

    Assigning sequences to species in the absence of large interspecific differences

    Studies of the Molecular Evolution of Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 1 (CO1) (Master Thesis)

    Fingerprint: visual depiction of variation in multiple sequence alignments

    Other:

    Personal webpage: http://evol.mcmaster.ca/mlou

    LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/melanielou

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjjlou

     

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