Supervision Role: Supervisor
Start Date: January 2018
Degree Type: Master’s Thesis
Institution: McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management
Ms. Lingqiao Song acquired a B.Sc in Biology and Master Degree of Civil Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in China. In 2015, she completed her second master degree of international business law at University of Montreal and awarded “Dean’s Award: Best Overall Academic Achievement”. In 2016, she was admitted as Chinese Lawyer and working as a legal consultant for Anran Law firm China. She is also a member of Institutional Review Board of Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and assistant to the Data Access Officer of ICGC. At the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Lingqiao is working with Prof. Yann Joly and Ms Ida Ngueng Feze focusing on Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI) of gene technology, such as intellectual property law of biotechnology, misusage of genetic information outside of therapeutic context, policy approaches to address genetic discrimination, global data sharing of biobank and regulatory framework of microbiological genetic test.
Supervision Role: Supervisor
Start Date: June 2017 and January 2018
Degree Type: Research Activity
Institution: McGill University, Biology and Social Studies of Medicine
Forough is a PhD student in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre under the supervision of Dr. Yann Joly. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honours) from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 2013 and a Master of Science in Human Genetics from McGill University in 2016. She worked as a research assistant in Dr. Vladimir Titorenko’s laboratory in Montreal assisting with a project investigating chronological aging in yeast as a developmental program for her undergraduate degree. During her master’s studies at McGill, Forough worked at the Montreal Neurological Institute studying rare neurological diseases. Her main focuses were on Ataxias, Leukodystrophies and Congenital Myopathies.
Forough’s research at the Centre of Genomics and Policy revolves around ethical, societal and regulatory aspects of genome editing.
Derek received his B.Sc from McGill University in 2012, having completed a major in Biology and a minor in English Literature. Under the joint supervision of Drs. Yann Joly and Rob Sladek, he returned to McGill for his Master’s of Science with a specialization in Bioethics. As a trainee in the CIHR New Emerging Team for Rare Diseases, he is conducting research related to the ethics of decision-making in health care funding for orphan drugs.
Gabrielle obtained a Bachelor in political sciences from the Paris Institut d’études Politiques (IEP), and a Bachelor in biology from University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in 2008. In 2010 she obtained a Masters in International Relations from IEP,with a specialty in sustainable development, environment and risk management. She has worked as an intern and research assistant at the National University of Singapore Center for Biomedical Ethics, with Professor Alastair Vincent Campbell, and within the Toulouse Inserm interdisciplinary research team lead by Dr. Anne Cambon-Thomsen on epidemiology, public health and genomics. She mainly focused on the revision of the french bioethics law, and on the launch of an international working group to create the Bioresource Impact Factor (BRIF) in the context of BBMRI project (the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure). Before joining the Center for Genomics and Policy as a Doctorate student with Dr. Yann Joly, in co-supervision with Dr. Cambon-Thomsen, she has worked for four years as a scientific project manager at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain. She fully managed 3 research projects (on medical genomics – GEUVADIS, fly neuroscience – FLiACT and, RNA and cancer – RNAreg) and lead an alliance of top research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence (EU-LIFE). Her main topics of interest are genomics and genetic testing, public health policy, data sharing, international research collaborations, ethics and research policy.
This content has been updated on May, 29 2018 at 12 h 12 min.