McGill and Genome Canada announce new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal The development and implementation of the new Canadian SARS-CoV-2 Data Portal will be led by McGill University’s Dr. Guillaume Bourque, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, and Director, Canadian Center for Computational Genomics. The Data Portal will manage and facilitate [Read more]
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Matching single cells to a reference cell type By Maxime Caron For more than a decade it has been possible to profile the transcriptome of single cells and numerous analytical methods have emerged over these years . C3G is currently undertaking one such single cell transcriptomic project. A useful analysis [Read more]
In a Bioinformatician’s Shoes Meet Hector in this short video interview as he shares with us his passion as a bioinformatician and the exciting challenges he faces at C3G in the era of Covid19. One of his many projects tracks Covid19 mutations and variant evolutions in near real-time to [Read more]
Don’t Skip the Repeats By Jeffrey Hyacinthe Junk DNA: vestigial remains or the genome’s dark matter? For a long time, genetic repeats and transposable elements were characterized as such – useless, nuisances and unknowable. There was some sense to that vision. Once the 20 000 genes of the human genome [Read more]
Denmark’s Minkstermination by Qinwei Zhuang The decision announced by the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, on November 4th to destroy all minks in the northern country is projected to result in the destruction of more than 15 million minks. The Danish government claimed their decision was supported by evidence that [Read more]
COVID-19 didn’t cancel these summer internships by David Brownlee With economies locked down this past summer and companies reluctant to hire, for many students, internship opportunities looked rather grim. Despite the shutdown of the McGill campus, The Canadian Collaborative Centre for Genomics and Biomedical data(C3G) shifted gears and revved up [Read more]
Making New Discoveries Using Public Data by Audrey Baguette Every research project is composed of three key elements: a question to answer, the analyzes to perform and the data to use. Often, that last component is limiting. Indeed, producing new data is expensive and sometimes even time-consuming. Thankfully, a solution [Read more]
Disambiguating mixed-species of graft samples by Senthilkumar Kailasam As a Bioinformatician, often I get to work with PDX cancer samples. I’ve recently been reading about samples containing genome admixture, and was revisiting strategies that we commonly use for analyzing these biological data. Presented here is a summary of the existing [Read more]
The ANCHOR pipeline by Emmanuel Gonzalez ANCHOR is a high-resolution metagenomics pipeline, the result of a multi-disciplinary collaboration between C3G and researchers at Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV) at Université de Montreal. Published in 2019 in the journal Environmental Microbiology, the pipeline demonstrated unprecedented accuracy in its [Read more]
New partnership to unravel genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Quebec The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre today announced they will partner to sequence the viral genomes of Quebec patients with COVID-19 disease. The collaboration, termed “Coronavirus Sequencing in Quebec,” (CoVSeQ) [Read more]