Dr. Guillaume Bourque
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Human Genetics at McGill University
Director of Bioinformatics at the McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Centre
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. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of CIHR’s Institute of Genetics, of the Research Advisory Council of Compute Canada, the national platform for high-performance computing, of CANARIE, responsible for Canada’s ultra-fast network backbone and on the External Consultant Panel of ENCODE. He leads the Canadian Center for Computational Genomics (C3G), a Genome Canada bioinformatics platform, and the McGill initiative in Computational Medicine (MiCM). He is also the head of the Epigenomics Mapping Center at McGill, a project that oversees data generation and processing as part of the Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC), which is associated with the International Human Epigenome Consoritum (IHEC). He is also the chair of the Integrative Analysis working group of IHEC, is responsible for the IHEC Data Portal and has undertaken genome-wide epigenetic analysis in a range of conditions. His research interests are in comparative and functional genomics with a special emphasis on applications of next-generation sequencing technologies.