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The NSERC CREATE funded graduate program on Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes (MADD-Gen), is an international partnership led by Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Bielefeld University in Germany, supported by the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the BC Cancer Agency Research Institute, two of Canada’s leading biomedical organizations.

The purpose of MADD-Gen is to train the next generation computational experts who will be at the leading-edge of research in computational genomics, especially dealing with big data. The program provides generous graduate fellowships for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.  Student research will primarily be conducted at the SFU School of Computing Science with participation of the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) and BC Cancer Agency Research Institute (BCCA).

We encourage students with a strong analytical background and computational skills who are interested in applications in genomics and molecular biology to apply. Applicants with B.Sc. or M.Sc. degrees in computing science, bioinformatics, mathematics or engineering are particularly well suited to our program.

MADD-Gen has a sister program in Bielefeld University, Germany. There are opportunities for collaborative research projects, long term visits and internships with Bielefeld University, as well as local and international industry partners.

Researchers in MADD-Gen include Canada’s leading faculty members in bioinformatics, computing science, mathematics and molecular biology. Learn more about our researchers and member organizations.

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