The Hu Lab

Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics

Awards received by PI

Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award (Interdisciplinary Category)
The Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation and University of Manitoba, September 2020
The most prestigious award for junior faculty members at the University of Manitoba, which is awarded to the one who
made Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship and Research in the Interdisciplinary Category in the University of Manitoba


Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Award

Dr. Pingzhao Hu were named as one of the two recipients of the 2020 Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Allen Rouse Basic Science Career Development Award.


The Interstellar Initiative Award

Dr. Hu was selected by New York Academy of Sciences and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development to attend 2018 Interstellar Initiative. The award recognizes “the world's most promising Early Career Investigators in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and artificial intelligence”.


Careers in Cancer Research Development Program (CCRDP) New Principal Investigator Award

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), July 2015


Visiting Scientific Researcher Travel Award

Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data The Fields Institute, Toronto, February 2015


Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), October 2014


Awards received by trainees

2020 President’s Graduate Scholarship in Human Genetics
University of Manitoba
Yong Won Jin, MSc student in Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics


2020 VADA Summer School Best Presentation Award
Visual and Automated Disease Analytics Graduate Training Program, University of Manitoba and University of Victoria
Qian Liu, PhD student in Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Computer Science and Statistics


2020 Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award
Yolanda Ding received the award from Centre for Healthcare Innovation

2020 Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award
Yun Xu received the award from Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH)

2020 Rupinder Singal Travel Award
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Md. Mohaiminul Islam, PhD student in Department of Computer Science

Mindel Rady Olenick Fellowship in Human Genetics
University of Manitoba
Qian Liu, PhD student in Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and Computer Science, February 2020

Faculty of Health Sciences “Dean’s Travel Award"
PhD student Qian Liu received a travel award supported by Faculty of Health Sciences “Dean’s Travel Fund", November 2019

Best Basic Research Presentation Award
CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute
Peiran Jiang won the Best Basic Research Presentation at 2019 CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute Summer Student Symposium, Aug 2019

Master’s Studentship Award
Research Manitoba,
Yong Won Jin received Research Manitoba Master's Studentship Award, June 2019

VADA Summer School Big Data Challenge Award
Visual and Automated Disease Analytics Graduate Training Program, University of Manitoba and University of Victoria
Md. Mohaiminul Islam's team won the Big Data Challenge Award, June 2019

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, May 2019
Qian Liu received IGSES award.


International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba
Mohammed Wasif Khan, MSc student in Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

VADA NSEARC CREATE Award
 University of Manitoba
 Qian Liu, PhD student in Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics and Computer Science

Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Travel Award
University of Manitoba
Qian Liu, MSc student in Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Best Oral Presentation Award
2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Conference
Qian Liu received the Best Oral Presentation Award, March 2019

University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF) – PhD Level
University of Manitoba
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received the UMGF award, March 2019 

Best Presentation Award
11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing
Xinyu Hou received the Best Presentation Award, February 2019

Globalink Research Internship Award
Mitacs, Canada
Zexuan Sun. Undergraduate Student in Mathematics and Statistics in Wuhan University, China

Globalink Research Internship Award
Mitacs, Canada
Peiran Jiang. Undergraduate Student in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China      
                   


VADA NSEARC CREATE Award
University of Manitoba
Md. Mohaiminul Islam, PhD student in Department of Computer Science


Computer Science Entrance Award
Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, May 2018
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received Computer Science PhD Entrance Award.

BSc Med Summer Studentship
College of Medicine,  University of Manitoba
Lourens Jacobs

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, May 2018
Shuo Jia received IGSES award.

Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, April 2018
 Liam Grenier. University of Manitoba

Globalink Research Internship Award
Mitacs, Canada, January 2018
Xinyu Hou. Undergraduate Student in Automation in Beijing Institute of Technology, China

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, September 2017
Nikta Feizi received IGSES award.

VADA NSEARC CREATE Award
University of Manitoba
Rayhan Shikder, MSc student in Department of Computer Science


International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, September 2017
Rayhan Shikder received IGSES award.

2016-2017 BGEN Seminar Winner
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, July 2017
Chen Chi was awarded 2016-2017 BGEN Seminar Winner (3rd place).

Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Travel Award
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, May 2017
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received Faculty of Graduate Studies travel award.

Faculty of Science and Department of Computer Science Travel Award
Faculty of Science and Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, May 2017
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received Faculty of Science and Department of Computer Science Travel Award.

Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
Svetlana won the “Poster of Distinction” award at American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week (May 6-, 2017), Chicago for her research "Rare copy number variations associated with inflammatory bowel disease". This poster was rated in the top 10% of all AGA abstracts selected for poster presentation at DDW.

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, May 2017
Qian Liu received IGSES award.

Nancie J. Mauro Graduate Scholarship in Oncology Research
Chen Chi received Nancie J. Mauro Graduate Scholarship in Oncology Research, January 2017

GAW20 Travel Award
Genetic Analysis Workshop 20, San Diego, CA, USA, January 2017 
Ye Tian received a travel award to attend and present results in GAW20.

CIHR Travel Award
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, October  2016
Chen Chi received CIHR Travel Award.

Phyllis J. McAlpine Graduate Fellowship
Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, September  2016
Chen Chi received Phyllis J. McAlpine Graduate Fellowship.

2015-2016 BGEN Seminar Winner

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, September 2016
Chen Chi was awarded 2015-2016 BGEN Seminar Winner.

Manitoba Graduate Scholarship
The Government of Manitoba, September 2016
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received 2016 Manitoba Graduate Scholarship

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, September 2016
Jiaying You received IGSES award.

2016 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist
Chen Chi was ranked into seminfinalist (60 of 490 international applicants) of 2016 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award from The American Society of Human Genetics.

The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics Travel Award

Chen Chi received a Travel Award from the 66th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics.

Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Studentship in Medicine

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, May 2016
Chen Chi received Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Studentship in Medicine.

Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Travel Award
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, May 2016
Chen Chi received Faculty of Graduate Studies travel award.

Presentation on Edge of Science and Medicine
Kaiqiong was selected as one of the four student speakers at Edge of Science and Medicine Seminar Series at Faculty of Health Sciences.

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award
Mitacs, December 2015
Linfan Zhang. Undergraduate Student in Statistics, Zheiiang University, China.

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)

University of Manitoba, September 2015
Rasif Ajwad received IGSES award.

Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), March 2015
Jessica Bondoc, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Manitoba

Globalink Research  Internship Award

Mitacs, December 2014
Masami Ando Kuri, Genome Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM

Globalink Research  Internship Award

Mitacs, December 2014
Xiaohui Ding, Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES)
University of Manitoba, September 2014
Kaiqiong Zhao received IGSES award.