Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario announce 2022 recipients of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genome Data Science

TORONTO, ON. — CANSSI Ontario and Ontario Genomics have awarded three fellowships to support early-career scientists undertaking full-time research at a CANSSI Ontario member university or at any of their affiliated research institutes to pursue work that deepens our understanding of genomic epidemiology and statistical genetics, CANSSI Ontario and Ontario Genomics announced today.

The Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomic Data Science, originally conceived as a single fellowship in 2021, has since evolved into three awards.

We are delighted to congratulate the inaugural recipients of this Fellowship:

  1. Dr. Roux-Cil Ferreira, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University
    Supervisors: Drs. Art Poon and Jessica Prodger
    Project: Quantifying the clonality and dynamics of the within-host HIV-1 latent reservoir
  2. Dr. Daniella Lato, Genetics and Genome Biology program, The Hospital for Sick Children
    Supervisors: Drs. Philipp Maas and Michael Wilson
    Project: Mapping inter-chromosomal interactions across human cell types to decode 3D genome architecture
  3. Dr. Nicholas Waglechner, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health
    Supervisors: Drs. Allison McGeer and Leah Cowen
    Project: Genomic surveillance of antifungal-resistant Candida in south-Central Ontario

Drs. Ferreira, Lato, and Waglechner are profiled, along with information about their background, research, and proposed research projects, in these news releases about the awards: Ferreira | Lato | Waglechner

CANSSI Ontario is proud to be a partner with Ontario Genomics to help build research capacity in data science and genomics in Ontario.


The Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science was created to support research projects that deepen our understanding of genomic epidemiology of infectious disease, using genomics for pathogen surveillance or host-virus genetic interaction by providing salary support for up to two years for an early career investigator pursuing research in the areas of statistical genetics or genetic epidemiology.

Established in 2000, Ontario Genomics is a not-for-profit organization leading the application of genomics-based solutions to drive economic growth, improved quality of life, and global leadership for Ontario. As part of its strategic vision, Ontario Genomics (OG) is dedicated to supporting the development of educational resources that demonstrate how genomics plays a vital role to address key challenges in our society. Ontario Genomics also plays a role in advancing genomics projects and programs across the province by supporting the development of proposals, helping researchers access diverse funding sources, and finding the right industry partners to take this research out of the lab to apply it to the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inception, Ontario Genomics has raised more than $1.27 billion for genomics applied research in Ontario and directly supported more than 9,100 trainees and jobs. OG supports 110+ active projects, 500+ impactful partnerships and has secured $1.34 billion in follow-on investments.

CANSSI Ontario is the Ontario Regional Centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). Its goal is to strengthen and enhance research and training in data science by developing programs that promote interdisciplinary research and enable multidisciplinary collaborations.

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