News at Medicine - February 2020 - Graduate student presents at European conference

Graduate student presents at European conference
February 17, 2020
Master’s student Matthew Dyer has just returned from Belgium where he presented a poster on his research.

Matthew received a travel award from the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) to attend the third Applied Bioinformatics in Life Sciences Conference at Leuven in Belgium. He presented a poster about his project - 2021 update of the transcription factor binding motifs database that integrates tissue-specific features and DNA methylation profiles.

Matthew's supervisor is Dr. Touati Benoukraf, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Bioinformatics for Personalised Medicine and assistant professor in the Discipline of Genetics.

VIB is a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium. More than 1,650 scientists from over 70 countries perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life.