Researchers Develop More Efficient Mechanism for Compressing Sequence Alignment Files

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New “big data” software tools to support advanced cancer research

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Government of Canada Investment to Encourage Genetics Cancer Research

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Dr Faraz Hach Receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

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Faraz Hach, recent PhD graduate of the lab won the Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal. See the coverage here and here.

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NSERC CREATE grant combines big data and biology

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Computing Science professor Cenk Sahinalp is the first SFU recipient of NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant. Sahinalp and fellow SFU researchers will work together with the University of Bielefeld in Germany, comprising nearly 20 collaborators who will be granted $1.5 million in NSERC funding over six years. The University of Bielefeld has also been approved for substantial funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the program.

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Dr S. Cenk Sahinalp received the University of Maryland Computer Science Department Distinguished Alumnus award in 2012.

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Dr S. Cenk Sahinalp, Director of Computation Biology Lab at SFU received the University of Maryland Computer Science Department Distinguished Alumnus award in 2012.

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Dissect won the best paper award at the ISMB 2012

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Dissect receives Ian Lawson Van Toch Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper at the ISMB 2012. Dissect is a transcriptome to genome aligment tool in presence of structural abberations developed by Deniz Yorukoglu and Faraz Hach. See the coverage here.

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Dr Fereydoun Hormozdiari Receives Governor General’s Gold Medal

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Fereydoun Hormozdiari, recent PhD graduate of the lab won the Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal. See the coverage here.

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Prediction Paradigm

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Dr. Sahinalp, the lab director, talks about genomic structural variation and the recent contribution of the lab in Genome Web.

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Türklerin de gen haritası çıkarıdı (“Genetic map” of Turks is produced)

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Hürryet newspaper story on the Turkish Genome Project features the leadership role of Can Alkan and Cenk Sahinalp (In Turkish).

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Human genome research leaps ahead at SFU

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SFU news features the algorithm designed by Cenk Sahinalp and doctoral students Fereydoun Hormozdiari and Iman Hajirasouliha. The research made international headlines within the genetics research community and is the cover story of the December 2011 issue of Genome Research.

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