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Dr. Inanc Birol, PhD

Scientist, Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Adjunct Professor, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

Phone 604-707-5800
Fax 604-876-3561
Email ibirol@bcgsc.ca

Education

B.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul
M.Sc., Systems and Control Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Ph.D., Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul

Research

Dr. Inanc Birol is a Scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in the Genome Sciences Centre, an Associate Professor at University of British Columbia, Department of Medical Genetics, and an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, School of Computing Science.

Dr. Birol’s research interests include the analysis of short read sequencing data to study genomes, transcriptomes and epigenomes of model species and humans. He directs the Bioinformatics Technology Lab that develops bioinformatics tools for de novo sequence assembly, sequence mapping, downstream data analysis, and visualization.

Recent Publications

Keeling CI, Yuen MM, Liao NY, Docking TR, Chan SK, Taylor GA, Palmquist DL, Jackman SD, Nguyen A, Li M, Henderson H, Janes JK, Zhao Y, Pandoh P, Moore R, Sperling FA, Huber DP, Birol I, Jones SJ, Bohlmann J. “Draft genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, a major forest pest.” Genome Biol. 2013 Mar 27;14(3):R27.

Pugh TJ, Morozova O, Attiyeh EF, Asgharzadeh S, Wei JS, Auclair D, Carter SL, Cibulskis K, Hanna M, Kiezun A, Kim J, Lawrence MS, Lichenstein L, McKenna A, Pedamallu CS, Ramos AH, Shefle E, Sivachenko A, Sougnez C, Stewart C, Ally A, Birol I, Chiu R, Corbett RD, Hirst M, Jackman SD, Kamoh B, Khodabakshi AH, Krzywinski M, Lo A, Moore RA, Mungall KL, Qian J, Tam A, Thiessen N, Zhao Y, Cole KA, Diamond M, Diskin SJ, Mosse YP, Wood AC, Ji L, Sposto R, Badgett T, London WB, Moyer Y, Gastier-Foster JM, Smith MA, Auvil JM, Gerhard DS, Hogarty MD, Jones SJ, Lander ES, Gabriel SB, Getz G, Seeger RC, Khan J, Marra MA, Meyerson M, Maris JM. “The genetic landscape of high-risk neuroblastoma.” Nat Genet. 2013 Mar;45(3):279-84. doi: 10.1038/ng.2529.

Khodabakhshi AH, Morin RD, Fejes AP, Mungall AJ, Mungall KL, Bolger-Munro M, Johnson NA, Connors JM, Gascoyne RD, Marra MA, Birol I, Jones SJ. “Recurrent targets of aberrant somatic hypermutation in lymphoma.Oncotarget. 2012 Nov;3(11):1308-19.

Cancer Genome Atlas Network. “Comprehensive molecular portraits of human breast tumours.Nature. 2012 Oct 4;490(7418):61-70. doi: 10.1038/nature11412.

Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. “Comprehensive genomic characterization of squamous cell lung cancers.” Nature. 2012 Sep 27;489(7417):519-25. doi: 10.1038/nature11404.

Roberts KG, Morin RD, Zhang J, Hirst M, Zhao Y, Su X, Chen SC, Payne-Turner D, Churchman ML, Harvey RC, Chen X, Kasap C, Yan C, Becksfort J, Finney RP, Teachey DT, Maude SL, Tse K, Moore R, Jones S, Mungall K, Birol I, Edmonson MN, Hu Y, Buetow KE, Chen IM, Carroll WL, Wei L, Ma J, Kleppe M, Levine RL, Garcia-Manero G, Larsen E, Shah NP, Devidas M, Reaman G, Smith M, Paugh SW, Evans WE, Grupp SA, Jeha S, Pui CH, Gerhard DS, Downing JR, Willman CL, Loh M, Hunger SP, Marra MA, Mullighan CG. “Genetic alterations activating kinase and cytokine receptor signaling in high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia.” Cancer Cell. 2012 Aug 14;22(2):153-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.06.005.

Northcott PA, Shih DJ, Peacock J, Garzia L, Morrissy AS, Zichner T, Stütz AM, Korshunov A, Reimand J, Schumacher SE, Beroukhim R, Ellison DW, Marshall CR, Lionel AC, Mack S, Dubuc A, Yao Y, Ramaswamy V, Luu B, Rolider A, Cavalli FM, Wang X, Remke M, Wu X, Chiu RY, Chu A, Chuah E, Corbett RD, Hoad GR, Jackman SD, Li Y, Lo A, Mungall KL, Nip KM, Qian JQ, Raymond AG, Thiessen NT, Varhol RJ, Birol I, Moore RA, Mungall AJ, Holt R, Kawauchi D, Roussel MF, Kool M, Jones DT, Witt H, Fernandez-L A, Kenney AM, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Dirks P, Aviv T, Grajkowska WA, Perek-Polnik M, Haberler CC, Delattre O, Reynaud SS, Doz FF, Pernet-Fattet SS, Cho BK, Kim SK, Wang KC, Scheurlen W, Eberhart CG, Fèvre-Montange M, Jouvet A, Pollack IF, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Gillespie GY, Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Michiels EM, Kloosterhof NK, French PJ, Kros JM, Olson JM, Ellenbogen RG, Zitterbart K, Kren L, Thompson RC, Cooper MK, Lach B, McLendon RE, Bigner DD, Fontebasso A, Albrecht S, Jabado N, Lindsey JC, Bailey S, Gupta N, Weiss WA, Bognár L, Klekner A, Van Meter TE, Kumabe T, Tominaga T, Elbabaa SK, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, Liau LM, Van Meir EG, Fouladi M, Nakamura H, Cinalli G, Garami M, Hauser P, Saad AG, Iolascon A, Jung S, Carlotti CG, Vibhakar R, Ra YS, Robinson S, Zollo M, Faria CC, Chan JA, Levy ML, Sorensen PH, Meyerson M, Pomeroy SL, Cho YJ, Bader GD, Tabori U, Hawkins CE, Bouffet E, Scherer SW, Rutka JT, Malkin D, Clifford SC, Jones SJ, Korbel JO, Pfister SM, Marra MA, Taylor MD. “Subgroup-specific structural variation across 1,000 medulloblastoma genomes.” Nature. 2012 Aug 2;488(7409):49-56. doi: 10.1038/nature11327.

Cancer Genome Atlas Network. “Comprehensive molecular characterization of human colon and rectal cancer.” Nature. 2012 Jul 18;487(7407):330-7. doi: 10.1038/nature11252.

Yorukoglu D, Hach F, Swanson L, Collins CC, Birol I, Sahinalp SC. “Dissect: detection and characterization of novel structural alterations in transcribed sequences.Bioinformatics. 2012 Jun 15;28(12):i179-87. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bts214.

Keeling CI, Henderson H, Li M, Yuen M, Clark EL, Fraser JD, Huber DP, Liao NY, Docking TR, Birol I, Chan SK, Taylor GA, Palmquist D, Jones SJ, Bohlmann J. “Transcriptome and full-length cDNA resources for the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, a major insect pest of pine forests.Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2012 Aug;42(8):525-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2012.03.010.


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