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Ontario Genomics & CANSSI Ontario Announce $200K for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genome Data Science

TORONTO, ON. — Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario have awarded two fellowships of $200,000 total for early-career scientists to pursue work in the areas of statistical genetics, environmental genetics, or the economics and impacts of genomic technologies, in a climate-changing world.

The Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genomic Data Science, originally conceived as a single fellowship in 2021, has since evolved into two awards in 2023.

2023 recipients of Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genome Data Science

The Fellowship offers two-year salary support for up to $50,000 per year. We are delighted to congratulate the recipients of this Fellowship:

1. Dr. Ander Díaz-Navarro, Department of Molecular Genetics, University Toronto
Supervisors: Drs. Lincoln Stein and Bo Wang (University of Toronto)
Project: In Silico Generation of Synthetic Cancer Genomes Using Deep Learning Algorithms

2. Dr. João Pedro Fontenelle, Institute of Forestry and Conservation, Daniels Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
Supervisors: Drs. Patrick James (University of Toronto) and Catherine Cullingham (Carleton University)
Project: The Influence of Cyclic Population Outbreaks on Population Genetic Structure Inferences

Drs. Díaz-Navarro and Fontenelle, are profiled, along with information about their background, research, and proposed research projects, here: Díaz-Navarro | Fontenelle

Ontario Genomics is proud to be a partner with CANSSI Ontario to help build research capacity in data science and genomics in Ontario.


The Ontario Genomics-CANSSI Ontario Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genome Data Science was created to support research projects that deepen our understanding of genomic epidemiology of infectious disease, using genomics for pathogen surveillance or host-virus genetic interaction by providing salary support for up to two years for an early career investigator pursuing research in the areas of statistical genetics or genetic epidemiology.

About Ontario Genomics:
Established in 2000, Ontario Genomics is a not-for-profit organization leading the application of genomics-based solutions to drive economic growth, improved quality of life, and global leadership for Ontario. As part of its strategic vision, Ontario Genomics (OG) is dedicated to supporting the development of educational resources that demonstrate how genomics plays a vital role to address key challenges in our society. Ontario Genomics also plays a role in advancing genomics projects and programs across the province by supporting the development of proposals, helping researchers access diverse funding sources, and finding the right industry partners to take this research out of the lab to apply it to the world’s most pressing challenges. Since its inception, Ontario Genomics has raised more than $1.27 billion for genomics applied research in Ontario and directly supported more than 9,100 trainees and jobs. OG supports 110+ active projects, 500+ impactful partnerships and has secured $1.34 billion in follow-on investments.

About CANNSI Ontario:
CANSSI Ontario is the Ontario Regional Centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI). Its goal is to strengthen and enhance research and training in data science by developing programs that promote interdisciplinary research and enable multidisciplinary collaborations.