July 11, 2016

Dr. Lincoln Stein is named an International Society of Computational Biology Fellow

Dr. Lincoln Stein - Receiving ISCB Fellowship

OICR’s Scientific Director (Interim) and Program Director for Informatics and Bio-computing Dr. Lincoln Stein was officially named an International Society of Computational Biology (ISCB) Fellow this past weekend at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida.

Stein and the rest of the class of 13 Fellows from this year join an illustrious group of 56 existing members who have been conferred with this status since the program was inaugurated in 2009.

For more information about Dr. Stein’s Fellowship, please see the announcement of the award from earlier this year.

May 1, 2016

Congratulations! Dr. Lincoln Stein appointed Fellow of ISCB for leadership role in consortia projects

Dr. Lincoln SteinOICR’s Dr. Lincoln Stein, Director of the Informatics and Bio-computing Program, has been named a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology (ICSB). The honour is being bestowed on Stein for his role in collaborative projects that established the basis for much of the computational biology research done today. Stein is well know for his work on the Human Genome Project, HapMap, Reactome, BioPerl and Wormbase, and for co-leading bioinformatics for ModEncode, and developing and leading GMOD.

Stein’s group at OICR undertakes the management and analysis of large integrative cancer research projects including the International Cancer Genome Consortium and its Data Coordination Centre. His research focuses on using network and pathway-based analysis to identify common mechanisms in multiple cancer types and to devise prognostic and predictive signatures to aid in patient management. His group also works on problems relating to the genome structure and function of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, a model organism that has yielded many insights into cancer.

The ISCB gives Fellow status to members that have distinguished themselves through exceptional contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics. Stein and twelve others will be officially introduced as Fellows in July at ISMB 2016 in Orlando, Florida.