My name is Roshan Noronha and welcome to my website! I'm a Bioinformatician from Vancouver BC, Canada and passionate about working on awesome projects, Genetics and anything outdoors. I'll be posting the projects I am working on, interesting code that I am writing, papers that I am reading and other cool things.
I enjoy learning new software and languages and applying them in unique and interesting ways. Thanks for checking my site out and I look forward to hearing from you!
+ 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
+ Designed a one year experiment to determine the feasibility of growing mealworms on a waste food diet
+ Implemented a bioinformatics pipeline that identified yeast species responsible for beer spoilage
+ Collaborated with local craft breweries to implement diagnostic tools that optimized the repitching of beer yeast
+ Tested the effectiveness of biochar on the removal of nitrogen and ammonia in waste water
+ Collaborated with the National Research Council of Canada and f College senior executives to obtain funding and facilities for new members
+ Implemented a website to market VanBVA as the go to hub for potential entrepreneurs
+ Set up informational interviews with business leaders in the biotech industry to produce content for the VanBVA website and provide additional value to our members
+ 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
+ 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
Naumann, K., Moniz de Sá, M., Lewis, E., & Noronha, R. 2018 Jan 26. Supercolonies of the invasive ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.
Pollack, Alan & Erho, Nicholas & Noronha, Roshan et al. (2015). A biomarker panel associated with distant metastasis in prostate cancer patients treated with radiotherapy as prognostic for DM in a large cohort of prostatectomy patients.. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 33. 8-8. 10.1200/jco.2015.33.7_suppl.8.