Investigating the stratified prognostic capacity of genes in breast cancer - COMP 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Michael T. Hallett

Supervisor's Email: michael.t.hallett [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-5928

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Computer Science

Course number: COMP 396 (Computer Science)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: September 2, 2014

Project end date: December 4, 2014

Project title: Investigating the stratified prognostic capacity of genes in breast cancer

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The goal is to investigate the prevalence of genes that have prognostic capacity according to specific subtyping schemes, and the investigate the molecular pathways and processes that these genes participate in with respect to each subtype.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on laboratory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (25%), the final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%), and a presentation to the laboratory (25%).

Other project information: The applicant should have read Tofigh, Suderman et al. (2014) Cell Report provided by the instructor and be familiar with the associated website located at

Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.