OICR’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.