Dr. Christina Yung
Director, Genome Informatics
Dr. Christina Yung leads a team of software engineers, infrastructure specialists and bioinformaticians at OICR to build tools that empower and accelerate cancer research discoveries. Dr. Yung and her team develop data portals and full stack software for ICGC initiatives (including ICGC-ARGO and ICGC’s Data Portal), the Kids First Data Resource Portal and the NCI Genomics Data Commons amongst other big data projects.
Dr. Yung’s previous experience includes managing the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG) Technical Working Group, and the Cancer Genome Collaboratory (CGC). With her interdisciplinary background in bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, cancer genomics and cloud computing, Dr. Yung’s work spans multiple scientific disciplines and all cancer types.
- Software engineering
- Data coordination, data management and data portals
- Big data infrastructure
- Cloud computing
- Yung CK, O’Connor BD, Yakneen S, …, on behalf of the PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Technical Working Group and the PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Network. Large-Scale Uniform Analysis of Cancer Whole Genomes in Multiple Computing Environments. 2017; In press. doi: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/161638v1.
- Seong BKA, Fathers KE, Hallett R, Yung CK, …, Kaplan DR. A metastatic mouse model identifies genes that regulate neuroblastoma metastasis. Cancer Res. 2017; 77(3):696-706.
- Notta F, Chan-Seng-Yue M, Lemire M, …, Yung CK, …, Gallinger S. A renewed model of pancreatic cancer evolution based on genomic rearrangement patterns. Nature. 2017; 542(7639):124.
- Denroche RE, Mullen L, Timms L, …, Yung CK, …, Brown AM. A cancer cell-line titration series for evaluating somatic classification. BMC Res Notes. 2015; 8:823.
- Deshwar AG, Vembu S, Yung CK, …, Morris Q. PhyloWGS: reconstructing subclonal composition and evolution from whole-genome sequencing of tumors. Genome Biol. 2015; 16:35.
See Dr. Yung’s recent publications on PubMed.
Overture – an open-source software suite to build data portals.
Previous experience and education
- Director of Data Commons, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago
- Leader, Technical Working Group, PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG), OICR
- Project Manager, Cancer Genome Collaboratory, OICR
- Informatics Manager, Genome Analysis, OICR
- MSc and PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Opportunities to collaborate
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Dr. Christina Yung