The Hu Lab

Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics

10/12/2017 - Rasif was offered a Software Engineer position in Winnipeg City Hall (City of Winnipeg) 
Our former lab member Rasif Ajwad got a job in Winnipeg City Hall. Congratulation!

10/10/2017 - Liam Grenier joined the lab
Liam is a undergraduate student in science in the University of Manitoba. Welcome!


09/28/2017 - Wenxin was offered an  Analyst position in Canadian Institute for Health Information
Our former lab member Wenxin Jiang got a job in Canadian Institute for Health Information, Toronto. Congratulation!


09/26/2017 - Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the University of Manitoba
Dr. Hu was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Manitoba.


09/17/2017 - Terry Fox Run
Chen Chi and Jiaying You from our lab attended Terry Fox Run held in Winnipeg. Thank you!


09/13/2017 - Rasif Ajwad defensed his thesis successfully
Rasif Ajwad has successfully defensed his Master's thesis. Congratulation!


09/05/2017 - Nikta Feizi joined the lab
Nikta is a MSc candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics of University of Manitoba.  Welcome!


09/01/2017 - Collaborative Project Seed Funding

Collaborating with investigators from University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta and University of Manitoba, we received a collaborative project seed funding from The Western Canadian Universities to advance big health data analysis. Congratulation!

08/30/2017 - Rayhan Shikder joined the lab
Rayhan is a MSc candidate in the Department of Computer Science of University of Manitoba. He will be developing algorithms for visual analytics. Welcome!


08/17/2017 - Farewell party

We had a farewell party for Dr. Yan Cheng,Nikho Hizon and Rasif Ajwad. Wish all your best!


07/17/2017 - 2016-2017 BGEN Seminar Winner
Chen Chi was awarded 2016-2017 BGEN Seminar Winner (3rd place). Congratulation!


06/16/2017 - Chen Chi defensed her thesis successfully
Chen Chi has successfully defensed her Master's thesis. Congratulation!


06/12/2017 - The 45th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada
Dr. Hu, Md. Mohaiminul Islam and Jiaying You attended and presented in the the 45th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada, Winnipeg.


06/05/2017 - Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Operating Grant
We received a grant from Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba to examine the association between host genetics and microbiome of Crohn's disease.


05/19/2017 - 30th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Md. Mohaiminul Islam attended and presented in the 30th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Edmonton.


05/09/2017 - 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 6-9), 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. Congratulations!


04/25/2017 - 6th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting
Chen Chi and Dr. Yan Cheng attended and presented in the 6th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting.


04/12/2017 - Qian Liu joined the lab
Qian is a MSc candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics of University of Manitoba. She will be developing algorithms for imaging genetic data analysis. Welcome!


04/07/2017 - NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program
Our NSERC CREATE Program entitled "Visual and Automated Disease Analytics" has been funded by NSERC for 6 years. Exciting news!

04/04/2017 - Visiting University of Toronto
Dr. Hu was invited to give a scientific presentation in Division of Biostatistics, University of Toronto from April 4 to April 5.

03/28/2017 - Visiting Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Dr. Hu was invited to visit Nara Institute of Science and Technology from March 28 to March 31, Japan.


03/27/2017 - Bingqing was offered an  Information Management Analyst position in Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Our former lab member Bingqing Shen got a job in Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto. Congratulation!


03/22/2017 - GETS Award

Hu Lab received Graduate Enhancement of Tri-council Stipends (GETS) award from University of Manitoba to support new coming students.


03/12/2017 - Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre

Collaborating with investigators from Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Statistics, we received seed funding from Canadian Statistical Sciences Institutes to establish MB-SAHS Collaborating Centre.


02/10/2017 - University Collaborative Research Program
As a co-applicant with Drs Silvia Cardona and Rebecca Davis, Our research project has been funded by University Collaborative Research Program (UCRP).

02/01/2017 - University Research Grants Program
Our research project has been funded by University Research Grants Program (URGP).


01/28/2017 - Linfan got acceptance into MSc Biostatistics Program in the University of Washington
Our former Mitacs Globalink Internship student Linfan Zhang got acceptance into MSc Biostatistics Program in the University of Washington, USA. Congratulation!

01/20/2017 - Ye Tian received GAW20 Travel Award
Ye Tian received a travel award to attend and present results in Genetic Analysis Workshop 20 to be held in San Diego, CA. 


10/17/2016 - Chen Chi and Dr. Hu attended ASHG 2016 Meeting

Chen Chi was presenting on ASHG 2016 and received 2016 Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist.


10/07/2016 - CIHR Travel Award
Chen Chi received CIHR Travel Award to attend ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting. Congratulation!


10/07/2016 - Algorithm for calling recurrent CNV
Our group published a graph-based algorithm to call recurrent copy number variations.


09/30/2016 - Wenxin Jiang joined the lab
Wenxin is a MSc candidate in biostatistics in the University of Toronto. Welcome!


09/20/2016- Phyllis J. McAlpine Graduate Fellowship

Chen Chi received Phyllis J. McAlpine Graduate Fellowship. Congratulation!


09/20/2016 - 2015-2016 BGEN Seminar Winner
Chen Chi was awarded 2015-2016 BGEN Seminar Winner. Congratulation!


09/16/2016 - Nikho Hizon joined the lab
Nikho is a undergraduate student in genetics in the University of Manitoba. He will work in my lab for his honours degree project. Welcome!


09/09/2016 - Visiting PhD student from Japan
Ryohei Eguchi is a PhD. Candidate from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He will stay in my lab for one week. Welcome!


09/09/2016 - Manitoba Graduate Scholarship
Md. Mohaiminul Islam received Manitoba Graduate Scholarship provided by The Government of Manitoba. Congratulation!

09/02/2016 - Svetlana Frenkel, Ye Tian and Jiaying You joined the lab
Svetlana is a postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics and Ye and Jiaying are Master's students in computer engineering. Welcome!


08/19/2016- Lab Summer Party
Our lab had a party for welcoming our new members: Dr. Yan Cheng, Md. Mohaiminul Islam and Ye Tian and farewelling Kate.


08/16/2016 - Md. Mohaiminul Islam joined the lab
Mohaiminul is a Master's student in computer science in the Department of Computer Science. Welcome!


08/05/2016 - Kaiqiong defensed her thesis successfully
Kaiqiong has successfully defensed her Master's thesis. Congratulation! She will join PhD program in biostatistics in Mcgill. Congratulation!


08/02/2016 - TCAG Associate Investigator
Dr. Hu was appointed as a TCAG Associate Investigator by The Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG), The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.


07/14/2016 - 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.

http://www.ashg.org/pdf/2016_Epstein_Awards_web_listing.pdf

http://www.ashg.org/2016meeting/listing/ReviewersChoice.shtml


07/14/2016 - 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.

06/20/2016 - Linfan Zhang joined the lab
Linfan is a senior undergraduate student in Statistics, Zhejiang University, China. Welcome!


06/09/2016 - Assistant Professor (status) of Biostatistics in the University of Toronto
Dr. Hu was renewed as an Assistant Professor (status) in Biostatistics Division of the University of Toronto.


06/02/2016 - Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST, Japan), Global Collaboration Project Grant
Dr. Md. Altaf-Ul-Amin from NAIST and our lab have successfully applied for a Global Collaboration Project Grant from NAIST in Japan to perform IBD omics data analysis. Congratulation!


05/25/2016 - Statistical Models and Approaches for Microbiome Data Analysis
Our lab invited Dr. Wei Xu from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to give a seminar on statistical models and approaches for microbiome data analysis with application to Crohn's disease in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. There were more than 50 participants. It was quite successful! Thanks Dr. Xu!


05/25/2016 - Pharmacogenomic Analysis on Cancer Studies Workshop
Our lab invited Dr. Wei Xu from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to give a workshop on pharmacogenomic analysis in the University of Manitoba. It was quite successful! Thanks Dr. Xu!


05/16/2016 - GLBIO/CCBC Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computation Biology Conference
Pingzhao presented a deep learning algorithm to classify tumor samples using gene expression data.


05/13/2016 - Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Studentship in Medicine
Chen Chi received Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Studentship in Medicine from the University of Manitoba. Congratulation!


05/03/2016 - Mitacs Accelerate Program Grant
We received a Mitacs grant to hire a postdoctoral fellow to identify IBD copy number variants.


04/16/2016 - 5th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting

Chen and Kaiqiong presented their thesis works in the 5th Annual Canadian Human and Statistical Genetics Meeting in Halifax. Well Done!


01/26/2016- Genomic variant annotation and prioritization with ANNOVAR and wANNOVAR workshop

Bioinformatics Group at CHI has invited Dr. Kai Wang from University of Southern California to give a workshop on genomic variant annotation and prioritization in the University of Manitoba.  It was a quite successful event! Thanks Dr. Wang!


01/18/2016 - 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. Congratulation!

 

12/20/2015 - Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award
Our lab received Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award to support one international research interns in the summer of 2016.


11/13/2015 - Adjunct Professor of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Hu was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.


11/07/2015 - Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Dr. Hu gave a poster presentation on breast gene signatures in Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal.


10/01/2015 - 11th Annual Canadian Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Meeting

Kaiqiong made a poster presentation on genetic analysis of non-hodgkin lymphoma in the 11th Annual Canadian Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Meeting. Well Done!

 

09/18/2015- Review Editor, Statistical Genetics and Methodology, Frontiers in Genetics
Dr. Hu was invited to join Review Editor Board of Statistical Genetics and Methodology, Frontiers in Genetics


09/15/2015 - CIHR IG New Principal Investigator 14 Meeting
Dr. Hu was invited to attend CIHR Institute of Genetics (IG) New Principal Investigator 14 meeting held in

Quebec.


09/01/2015 - Rasif Ajwad joined the lab
Rasif is a MSc candidate in the Department of Computer Science of University of Manitoba.  Welcome!


08/13/2015 - 2015 CHI Summer Student Research Symposium

Our lab gave 5 excellent presentations in the symposium. Here are some photos


07/10/2015- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Region, Research Grants                           
Our group received a research grant from Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Region, to use omics data

for breast cancer survival analysis.


07/06/2015 - Careers in Cancer Research Development Program (CCRDP) New Principal Investigator Award                            

Pingzhao received a new PI award from Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) and

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI)


06/17/2015 - Health Sciences Centre Foundation (HSCF), General Operating Grants

We received a HSCF operating grant to perform CNV analysis of inflammatory bowel disease patients.


06/08/2015 - Xiaohui Ding joined the lab
Xiaohui is a senior undergraduate student in Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Welcome!

05/25/2015 - Masami Ando joined the lab
Masami is a senior undergraduate student in genome science in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM. Welcome!


05/09/2015 - Publication on Oncotarget
Collaborating with clinicians in USA, we have published an article on Oncotarget to examine molecular signatures for

young breast cancer patients.


05/04/2015 - Chen Chi joined the lab
Chen is a MSc candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics of University of Manitoba. She is developing algorithms for breast cancer genomic data analysis. Welcome!


05/01/2015 - Jessica Bondoc joined the lab
Jessica is a senior undergraduate student in statistics and computer science in the University of Manitoba. Welcome!


04/24/2015 - McLaughlin Centre 2015 Accelerator Grant
Our McLaughlin Accelerator Grant has been funded for one year. As a co-investigator, we will collaborate with scientists from Ontario to perform epigenetic profiling in severe sepsis.


04/01/2015- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Discovery Grant
Our group's NSERC Individual Discovery Grant has been funded for five-years.


03/19/2015- Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award
Jessica Bondoc, an undergraduate student in statistics and computer science from University of Manitoba, received 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Computational Biology Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award. Congratulation!


02/13/2015 - Visiting Scientific Researcher Travel Award
Dr. Hu received a travel award from Thematic Program on Statistical Inference, Learning and Models for Big Data, The Fields Institute


02/09/2015 - Enduring Hearts Inc. Operating Grant
Our Enduring Hearts Inc. Operating Grant has been funded for one year. As a co-investigator, we will examine the association between genetic variants and extreme clinical phonotypes of PTLD.


01/05/2015 - Huyen Le joined the lab

Huyen is a senior undergraduate student in math and statistics. She is performing biomarker discovery using deep learning algorithms. Welcome!


12/17/2014 - Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Operating Grant

Our research project has been funded by Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF).


12/10/2014 - Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award

Our lab received Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Award to support two international research interns in the summer of 2015.


12/08/2014 - University Research Grants Program

Our research project has been funded by University Research Grants Program (URGP).


12/01/2014 - Qin Kuang joined the lab

Qin has medicine and clinical research training. She is a data coordinator and performs systematic reviews and meta-analyses for genomic studies. Welcome!


11/28/2014 - Interdisciplinary/New Directions Research Collaboration Initiation Grant

Our research project about new machine learning approaches for genomic data analysis has been funded by "Interdisciplinary / New Directions Research Collaboration Initiation" Program supported by Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health Sciences.


10/31/2014 - CCSRI Grant Panel Travel Award

Pingzhao received Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award.


09/08/2014 - Kaiqiong (Kate) Zhao joined the lab 

Kate is a graduate student with statistics training. She develops statistical algorithms for integrating big omics data. Welcome! 


07/01/2014 - Justin Zhang joined the lab 

As a core member of bioinformatics group of Data Science Platform at Center for Healthcare Information, Justin is responsible for bioinformatics analysis of consulting and collaborating projects. Welcome!


07/01/2014 - Prostate Cancer Canada Movember Discovery Grant

Our Movember Discovery Grant has been funded for two years. As a co-investigator, we will collaborate with scientists from Mount Sinai Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto to identify DNA methylation biomarkers for prostate cancer using MBD-sequencing strategy. 


06/10/2014 - Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC) Establishment Grant

Our MHRC Establishment Grant has been funded for three years. We will develop novel statistical and computational analysis frameworks for integrating big omics data.


05/25/2014 - Co-authored on Nature Genetics Publication

Collaborating with scientists from The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, we co-authored on a Nature Genetics publication which created a “genetic formula” that will enable clinicians to identify genetic mutations that have the highest and lowest likelihood of causing ASD. The finding was reported by THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Canada.


05/01/2014 - Cynthia Kpekpen joined the lab 

Cynthia works for both biostatistics and bioinformatics groups of Data Science Platform at Center for Healthcare Information, Cynthia is evaluating and developing statistical methods for genome-wide DNA methylation analysis. Welcome!


05/01/2014 - McLaughlin Centre 2014 Accelerator Grant

Our McLaughlin Accelerator Grant has been funded for one year. As a co-investigator, we will collaborate with scientists from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital to build statistical models for lung cancer risk stratification based on target next generation sequencing of  BC-UHN cohort.


02/18/2014 - The Hu Lab was set up

We have been awarded  the "Research Start-up Funds" by the University of Manitoba Office of the Vice - President (Research and International) and the Faculty of Medicine. This has been highlighted at Faculty Awards & Honours Section of Issue 12|Summer 2014 of MB MEDICINE.