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Practical Tools For Innovation
O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
January 28-31, 2002 -- Tucson, AZ
Chambered Nautilus

Speaker

Christopher Hogue, Ph.D.
Christopher Hogue brings a diverse research background to his role as Senior Scientist at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. Hogue earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Windsor and his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, both located in Ontario, Canada. Chris worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in the National Centre for Biotechnology Information where the sequence database "GenBank" is maintained and distributed. At NCBI Chris helped develop a new 3-Dimensional structure database and wrote a widely used program for visualizing biological molecules called "See-in 3-D".

Chris's research team developed the Biomolecular Interaction Network Database and also study protein folding using Beowulf clusters and distributed computing. He is an Assistant Professor of biochemistry at the University of Toronto, where he teaches in various bioinformatics courses as well as courses in proteomics and protein structure and function. Chris is also one of the founders of the Candadian Bioinformatics Workshop series (www.bioinformatics.ca) and is engaged in the training of hundreds of new bioinformatics professionals. Well known and well respected in the biochemistry field, Hogue has authored and co-authored over 30 papers, and several book chapters on both biochemistry and bioinformatics. He has also given over 50 presentations and holds six patents in the biomolecular field. Furthermore, Hogue has received several major grants for his research, including a NCBI Genbank Fellowship, and was named a Canada Foundation For Innovation Researcher, while at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute.

 

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