Welcome to the Wasserman Lab!
Headed by Dr. Wyeth Wasserman, Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and Senior Scientist in the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. The bioinformatics lab is in Vancouver, British Columbia where the ocean meets the mountains.
The Wasserman lab focuses on the creation and application of computational methods for the analysis of genome sequences, with emphasis on the study of cis-regulatory elements controlling gene transcription. The lab creates widely used software and databases, performs applied analyses of genome sequences, and partners with diverse research teams on projects at the intersection of the computational and life sciences. Current research projects draw upon deep learning and related machine learning methods to use the power of modern computers to gain insghts into how diverse types of cells are produced from the same DNA sequence.