Welcome to The Bioinformatics Lab

A University of Manitoba Research Lab in the Department of Computer Science

About the Lab

Under the current leadership of Dr. Michael Domaratzki and Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard, the University of Manitoba's Bioinformatic Lab is currently commited to exploring new and inovative research areas within the topics of genomics,human computation and computation theory.


Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data. As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics combines biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics to analyze and interpret biological data.

Research & Projects

Currently the falculty members of the lab are conducting research in the following areas and are always looking for potential M.Sc and PhD students.

  • Dr. Michael Domaratzki

    His research is in bioinformatics and theory of computing.


  • Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard

    His research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and human computing. In particular, he's interested in all aspects of genome and biological sequence evolution, as well as human computing and crowdsourcing games.

Publications



Faculty Members


  • Dr. Michael Domaratzki


    My research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and theory of computing.



  • Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard


    My research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics and human computing. In particular, I'm interested in all aspects of genome and biological sequence evolution, as well as human computing and crowdsourcing games.

PhD Students


  • Rogerio de Leon Pereira

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    I started playing video games earlier in my childhood and I always wanted to know how a bunch of 1's and 0's could be so cool. To solve that mystery I studied Business Information Technology. After graduating in 1999, some friends and I fund a small video game development studio. We published several games in the US and Europe markets until 2007.


    I also have experience as a web developer from 2000 to 2017 working in one of the major Brazilian Universities. In 2006 I have finished my Masters in Computer Science with the thesis "Improving video games replayability using artificial life concepts".


    From 2013 to 2017 I have worked as an instructor in a private College teaching Algorithms and Data Structures. Now I am pursuing my PhD at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Professor Olivier Tremblay-Savard, investigating how can we improve the users' engagement in Games With A Purpose (GWAP).



  • Sheikh Jubair

    Advisor : Dr. Michael Domaratzki
    About

    I am a Ph.D. student conducting my research on Genomic Selection, specifically investigating and incorporating the environmental factors with genotyped data and applying deep neural networks to predict phenotypes from the genotypes. I completed my MSc. from the University of Windsor in 2017 where I worked on devising machine learning method for identifying cancer subtypes by integrating biological networks with gene expression data. My research interest is in machine learning in bioinformatics and text mining.

MSc Students

  • Anjum Ibna Matin

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    I’m a MSc. student in the Bioinformatics lab under the supervision of Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard. My research is on developing a human computation game which is solving a problem in comparative genomics. This research is involved with both human computation and bioinformatics.



  • Connel Trevena

    Advisor : Dr. Michael Domaratzki
    About

    Currently a MSc. student under the supervision of Dr. Michael Domaratzki.



  • Tomasz Pawliszak

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    My name is Tomasz Pawliszak and I’m a Master’s student. I have a Major in Microbiology and a Major in Computer Science. I’m currently working on a Master’s degree in Computer Science. My degree focuses on identifying orthologous operons.



  • Glory Zaman

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    I am working under Dr. Olivier Tremblay Savard in the Bioinformatics lab. My research interest is 'gene evolution in complex genome structures'. I am also interested in human computing and crowd sourcing games. I have done my undergrad study from Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET). I love to explore places and new people. Travelling and reading story books are my favorite hobbies. I like pizza, pasta and any type of spicy foods. I am a scorpio and my strength is my passion.



  • Atif Ul Aftab

    Advisor : Dr. Michael Domaratzki
    About

    I am Atif Ul Aftab, an M. Sc. Student working under the supervision of Professor Dr. Michael Domaratzki. My research interest is machine learning combined with bioinformatics.

Undergraduate Students


  • Mardel Maduro

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    I am a recent grad with interests in coding, visual arts and making them work together in meaningful ways. Projects I'm involved in include the lab's evolution game and the lab's websites. (Lab site & game site)



  • Meghan Chua

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    About

    Currently a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard

Alumni


  • Chamath Welihinda

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    Position : Undergraduate Student (20XX - 20XX)

  • Adam Grabowiecki

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    Position : Undergraduate Student (20XX - 20XX)

  • Brittany Postnikoff

    Advisor : Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard
    Position : Undergraduate Student(20XX - 20XX)

Contact us

Dr. Olivier Tremblay-Savard

Office: E2-411 EITC
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Email: tremblao@cs.umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8675

Dr. Michael Domaratzki

Office: E2-414
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Email: mdomarat@cs.umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8625