Roshan Noronha

About Me

I use my education and skills to build a brighter future!

As a Simon Fraser University graduate, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Prior to that I received an Associate’s degree in Bioinformatics from Langara College. My time at both institutions really taught me the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach to science.

This approach extends to my work and projects as well. As founder of EnTomorrow , my team and I study insects to redefine how we can address issues like food shortages, deforestation and plastic pollution.

I’ve also been incredibly fortunate to be involved in amazing research. I've been able to combine my knowledge of genomics and computer science to research cancer, ciliopathies and much more.

I look forward to hearing from you.

TEDxSFU

EnTomorrow

Portable and Efficent PCR Machine

Skills

Languages

java
c++
python
R
swift
html

Tools

netbeans
rstudio
git

Resume

Education

  • 2019

    Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

    Certificate in Genomics

    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2016

    Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics with Co-op

    Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

Experience

  • 2020

    Laboratory Automation Technologist

    AbCellera

    • Transitioned manual workflows to automation by operating lab instruments and applying robotics.

    • Tracked samples from multiple projects using in-house and enterprise information management systems.

    • Created, tested and validated new automation methods.

  • 2019

    Lab Manager

    The MAGPIE Research Group

    • Collaborated with external researchers and assisted with publication and presentation processes.

    • Ensured that day to day activities ran smoothly by documenting financial statements, onboarding new members and coordinating group meetings.

  • 2018

    Research Assistant

    Leroux Laboratory

    • Applied comparative genomic techniques to identify novel transition zone proteins.

    • Designed GFP constructs to determine the localization of ciliary proteins in C.elegans.

    • Maintained a variety of C.elegans strains for use in temperature sensitive screens.

  • 2017

    Clean Tech Intern

    Langara College

    • Designed a one year experiment to determine the feasibility of growing mealworms on a waste food diet.

    • Tested the effectiveness of biochar purification with respect to nitrogen and ammonia removal.

    • Supervised a team of seven students in proper lab technique, data collection procedures and presentation skills.

  • 2014

    Junior Software Engineer

    GenomeDx Biosciences

    • Collaborated with researchers at the University of Miami and GenomeDx to validate prognostically significant biomarkers.

    • Utilized visualizations to validate any significant relationships between immuniohistochemical data and gene expression data.

    • Designed the implementation of the new quality control pipeline with respect to new functionalities.

  • 2012

    Lab Assistant

    Morin Laboratory

    • Downloaded and installed pipeline analysis tools for a local instance of the Galaxy Bioinformatics web based platform.

    • Used patient data from BC Cancer Agency to create primers that isolated mutated regions for further study.

    • Aided in lab tasks such as using an Illumina sequencer, running gels and filling boxes of pipette tips for sterilization.

Research

Publications

Metzig C, Gould M, Noronha R, Abbey R, Sandler M, & Colijn C. (2020). Classification of Origin with Feature Selection and Network Construction for Folk Tunes. Pattern Recognition Letters.

Noronha R, Stewart M & Moniz de Sá M. (2019). The Effect of Sustainably-Sourced Waste Food Diets on Yellow Mealworm Larvae (Tenebrio Molitor). SFU Science Undergraduate Research Journal.

Leung ET, Noronha R, Mirza A, Shenwai R & Mpatziakas A. (2018). ShinyDiversity - Understanding Alpha and Beta Diversity through Interactive Visualizations. F1000Research.

Naumann K, Moniz de Sá M, Lewis E, & Noronha R. (2018). Supercolonies of the invasive ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.

Pollack A et al. (2015). A Biomarker Panel Associated With Distant Metastasis (DM) in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Radiation Therapy Is Also Prognostic for DM in a Large Cohort of Prostatectomy Patients. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.


Presentations

Noronha R. (November 3, 2018). Changing Food for a Changing World. TEDxSFU:Uncharted, Vancouver, Canada.

Noronha R, Stewart M & Moniz de Sá M. (March 29, 2018). The Effect of Waste Food Diets on The Yellow Mealworm Larvae (Tenebrio Molitor). Langara College Scholarship Café, Vancouver, Canada.

Naumann K, Moniz de Sá M, Lewis E & Noronha R. (March 20, 2017). Super Colonies of the Invasive European Fire Ant. Langara College Scholarship Café, Vancouver, Canada.

Noronha R. (October 15, 2016). Portable and Efficient PCR Machine. Langara College Scholarship Café, Vancouver, Canada.

"Who Says you can't quote yourself?" - Roshan Noronha

Projects

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PCR Machine

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Wikipedia Webscraper

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WilBur - WeatherBot

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Fasta Editor

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Bop It!

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Digit Recognizer

Writing

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