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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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