Guillaume Bourque Ph.D.
Guillaume Bourque is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University and the Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Center (MUGQIC). During his PhD, he worked on genome rearrangements in evolution with Pavel Pevzner at the University of Southern California.
In 2002, he did postdoctoral research on gene regulatory networks at the University of Montreal with David Sankoff. From 2004 to 2010, he worked at the Genome Institute of Singapore, where he was a Senior Group Leader and the Associate Director of Computational & Mathematical Biology. At the MUGQIC he is responsible for the IT infrastructure and the analysis pipelines associated with the high-throughput genomics platforms that include 12 next-generation sequencing instruments
The Canadian Center for Computational Genomics provides bioinformatics analysis and high performance computing services for the life science research community C3G
His research interests are in comparative and functional genomics with a special emphasis on applications of next-generation sequencing technologies.
Specific projects include:
- Integrative analyses in cancer genomics
- Impact of transposable elements on host gene regulation