Guillaume Bourque

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Human Genetics

Guillaume Bourque
Contact Information
Address: 

740 Dr Penfield Ave, Room 6103
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3A 1A4

Email address: 
guil.bourque [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
(514) 398-8602
Department: 
Human Genetics
McGill Genome Centre
Area(s): 
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Current research: 

The goal of the Bourque lab is to understand mammalian genomes using comparative genomic and epigenomic analyses. Areas of interest include: the evolution of regulatory sequences, the role of transposable elements in gene regulation and the impact of genome rearrangements in evolution and cancer. Work in the lab involves examining the billions of DNA base pairs and interpreting how variation impacts basic biology and disease. One objective is to develop computational methods and resources for the functional annotation of genomes with a special emphasis on sequencing-based assays (e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-Seq, exome- and whole-genome sequencing, single-cell analysis). Dr. Bourque is also in an ideal position to contribute and drive large health initiatives that have a strong genomic and bioinformatics component. His lab develops advanced tools and scalable computational infrastructure to enable large-scale applied research projects.

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