Dr. Cenk Sahinalp

Dr. Cenk Sahinalp

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey 
Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Team: 
Clinical and Research Scientists
Positions: 

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

 

Dr. Cenk Sahinalp is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Computational Genomics at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also the director of the Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes (MADD-Gen) Graduate program in Vancouver, the first bioinformatics program focusing on big data challenges in genomics, bringing together more than 20 investigators in SFU, the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the BC Cancer Research Centre.

His research focuses primarily on computational genomics and biomolecular sequence analysis, especially in the context of cancer, as well as non-coding RNA structure and functionality and network biology.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

Rock4Prostate

Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit moteam.co/the-vancouver-prostate-centre to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, September 16, 2019

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg awarded Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember 2019 Discovery Grants

Drs Cox, Gleave and Goldenberg
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Drs. Wyatt and Sorensen receive 2019 UBC Faculty of Medicine Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Drs Wyatt and Sorensen
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Drs. Sorensen, Ester and Huntsman elected to Royal Society of Canada

Drs Sorensen, Ester, Huntsman