Roshan Noronha

About Me

Actively using my education and skills to create a brighter future is what I’m passionate about!

Currently, I hold an Associate’s degree in Bioinformatics from Langara College and am wrapping up my undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University.

My work tends to be eclectic as I apply concepts from a variety of different fields to create amazing things. 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. As a Research Assistant, I’ve been able to apply my knowledge of genomics and computer science to research cancer, ciliopathies and much more!

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Skills

Languages

java Java
c++ C++
python Python
R R
swift Swift
html HTML/CSS

Tools

netbeans Netbeans
eclipse Eclipse
androidstudio Android Studio
xcode Xcode
rstudio RStudio
git Git

Resume

Experience

  • 2018-Present

    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

    + 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

  • 2015-2017

    Content Manager

    Vancouver Biotechnology Venture Association

    + 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

  • 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

  • 2012-2013

    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

Education

  • 2016-Present

    Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2011-2016

    Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics with Co-op

    Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

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

Portfolio

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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

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