Lab Members


Current Members

Touati Benoukraf, PhD
Canada Research Chair (tier 2), Assistant Professor – Discipline of Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada
tbenoukraf[at]mun.ca
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Curriculum Vitae

Education:
2010: PhD (Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, and Genomics), University of Aix-Marseille II
2006: MSc (Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, and Genomics), University of Aix-Marseille II
2004: BSc (Computer Sciences), University of Aix-Marseille II
2003: Associate Degree (Mathematics), University of Aix-Marseille II
Honours & Awards:
2018: Canada Research Chair (Tier II)
2012-2018: Special Fellow, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
2015: Unique Presentation Award, 7th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, JSPS, Tokyo, Japan
2009: Doctoral scholarship, French Foundation for Medical Research (FRM)
Professional Experience
11/2018 – present: Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine, Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University
2018 – present: Visiting Assistant Professor, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
2018: Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
2012 – 2018: Research Assistant Professor and Special Fellow, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
2010 – 2012: Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Fellow), Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore
Current Financial Support:

  • Canada Research Chair program
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Faculty of Medicine

 

Khadija REBBANI, PhD (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore).
Research Fellow, Molecular Biologist
Focus: Epigenetic regulation in solid tumors
SwarnaSeetha Adusumalli, MSc (Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory).
PhD Student, Bioinformatician
Focus: Gene regulatory networks
Roberto Tirado Magallanes , MSc (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore).
PhD Student, Bioinformatician
Focus: Computational epigenomics
Quy Xiao Xuan Lin, BSc (Hon) (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore).
PhD Student, Bioinformatician
Focus:
Interplay between transcription factors binding events and DNA methylation
Tham Cheng Yong, BSc (Hon) (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore).
PhD Student, Computational & Molecular Biologist
Focus:
Algorithms for long-reads sequencing technologies
Stephanie Sian, MSc (Cancer Science Institute of Singapore).
Senior lab executive, Molecular Biologist
Focus: Decipher the cause of DNA methylation aberrations in tumor cells
Aida Ghayour-Khiavi, BSc (Memorial University of Newfoundland).
Master Student, Computer Scientist
Focus: Representation of complex transcription factor binding sites/modules

Alumni

Syaza Hazwany Mohammad AzharResearch Assistant (2016-2017)
Baptiste Mossotti,Masters Student from UPMC, France (2016)
Ricky Lim, 
Research Assistant (2014-2015).
Venkata Sudheer Pakala, 
Reasearch Assistant (2014-2015).
Maxime Garcia,
Research Associate (2013).
Marie-Pierre Dreanic, Masters Student from Polytech Nice-Sophia, France (2013).