Experience

 
 
 
 
 
October 2016 – Present
Saint Sulpice, Switzerland

Bioinformatician

SOPHiA GENETICS

  • Analyse human genomic data from various sequencing platforms
  • Present and communicate analyses to clients at research institutes and hospitals
  • Create new analyses and visualizations and improve current pipelines
 
 
 
 
 
May 2016 – September 2016
remote

Student Intern

Google Summer of Code: National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB)

Enhanced vignettes in R package RCy3 for running Cytoscape
 
 
 
 
 
January 2011 – April 2016
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Teaching Assistant

University of British Columbia

Courses: EOS 111 Laboratory Exploration of Planet Earth, EOS 475 Marine Microbiology, EOS 474 Marine Pollution, Statistics 547 Basic Training for Data Science
 
 
 
 
 
September 2005 – June 2007
Edgewater, MD, USA

Biological Technician

Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Marine Invasions Lab

Presentations

2018 OpenCon switzerland - Code sharing and review in the open with rOpenSci Bern, Switzerland

2016 International Society for Microbial Ecology: Oral presentation: “Network analysis reveals the strong role of the environment in structuring microbial communities in a estuarine environment “ Poster presentation: Phylogenetic dynamics of marine viruses and their putative hosts” Montreal,PQ, Canada

2016 Viruses of microbes (EMBO Conference) : Poster presentations: “Temporal shifts in the phylogenetic structure of viral and host communities implies their central role as structuring elements in marine planktonic communities.” and “Simple and reproducible visualization of virus-host co-occurrence networks using RCy3 and Cytoscape.” Liverpool, United Kingdom

2014 Viruses of microbes (EMBO Conference): Poster presentation: “Describing the richness of the Picornavirales in coastal waters along a nutrient gradient using high-throughput sequencing.” ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

2013 Aquatic Virus Workshop 7: Poster presentation: “Distribution and patchiness of Picornavirales in coastal waters.” University of South Florida, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA.

2013 Center for Microbial Diversity and Evolution/CIFAR Integrated Microbial Diversity: Poster presentation: “The high richness of aquatic RNA viral communities in coastal British Columbia revealed using amplicon deep sequencing.” Whistler, BC.

2012 Canadian Society for Microbiology Conference: Oral Presentation: “The uneven structure of RNA viral communities in coastal B.C. revealed using amplicon deep sequencing.” Vancouver, BC.

2012 Center for Microbial Diversity and Evolution: Poster presentation: “The uneven structure of aquatic RNA viral communities in coastal British Columbia revealed using deep amplicon sequencing.” Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

2012 CIFAR Integrated Microbial Diversity: Poster presentation: “The uneven structure of aquatic RNA viral communities in coastal British Columbia revealed using deep amplicon sequencing.” Quebec City, QC.

2011 UBC/ SFU/ UVic/ VIU Ecology and Evolution Retreat: Poster presentation: “RNA viral richness at Jericho Pier.” Brackendale, BC

2011 Center for Microbial Diversity and Evolution: Poster presentation: “Viral and bacterial abundances at Jericho Pier (Vancouver, BC) show variation over time and correlation with environmental parameters.” Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

Awards

2016 ECO-DAS Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences - declined

2015 FENS and IBRO-PERC travel award for Advanced Scientific Programming in Python course

2014 BRITE International travel award, University of British Columbia

2011-2013 Four year Doctoral Scholarship, University of British Columbia

2009-2011 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral (NSERC PGS-D)

2007-2009 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral (NSERC PGS-M)

2003 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA)

2000-2004 Lord Beaverbrook Scholar, University of New Brunswick

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