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Examples of Student Theses

Students in the Systems Biology Training Program are engaged in wide-ranging research in a number of areas. They are enrolled in a number of faculties and departments, including Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Human Genetics, Computer Science, and Physics. Below are a few examples of some of the projects.

  • The role of tumour-stroma interactions in determining breast cancer subtypes
  • Development of evaluation strategies for studying the metagenomics of microbial community evolution
  • Molecular modeling and proteomics of prions
  • Development of a genome-integrated voltage sensitive fluorescent probe for studying neuronal development
  • Proteomics of the fungal pathogen Candida albicans
  • The role of chromatin conformation in breast cancer
  • Elucidation of the chaperone network and folding mechanisms of the hERG cardiac potassium channel
  • Epigenetic and transcriptional signatures of breast cancer tumour microenvironments
  • Development of bioinformatics and stastical approaches to understanding chromatin conformation in leukemia