2012–2015

Master of Science, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
Specialised in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics. Thesis entitled Exploring the Role of Amino-Acid Alphabets in Protein-Interface Classification written at the Guido Capitani Group in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Research at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

2008–2012

Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Specialised in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Majored in Computer Science. Graduated with Distinction. Student of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Participated in summer programme in Computational Chemistry at the University of Szeged.

2017–Present

Bioinformatics Developer, Cyclica Inc., Toronto, Canada.
Scientific research and the development of methods in structural biology to enhance the Ligand Express™ pipeline.

2016

Bioinformatics Intern, Paul Boutros Lab, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada.
Analyses of data from microarray experiments in order to investigate the function of N-acetyltransferases in induced carcinogenesis.

2014

Intern, Guido Capitani Group, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland.
An exploration of parameters used in EPPIC (Evolutionary Protein–Protein Interface Classifier) and their effects on the accuracy of classification.

2011–2012

Research Student, Shoshana Wodak Lab, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
A determination of the role of amino-acid sequence in systems exhibiting three-dimensional domain swapping (formation of intertwined dimers).

2010–2012

Research Student, Aled Edwards Lab, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
A systematic screening of metagenomic phage libraries for novel enzymes, and an enzymatic characterisation of a metagenomic esterase. Member of Prof. Dr. Alexander Iakounine's group.

2016

Review, Capitani G, Duarte JM, Baskaran K, Bliven S, Somody JC. Understanding the fabric of protein crystals: computational classification of biological interfaces and crystal contacts. Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 15;32(4):481–489.

2015

Thesis, Somody JC. Exploring the Role of Amino-Acid Alphabets in Protein-Interface Classification. ETH Zürich. 2015 Apr 1.

2015

Paper, Tchigvintsev A, Tran H, Popovic A, Kovacic F, Brown G, Flick R, Hajighasemi M, Egorova O, Somody JC, Tchigvintsev D, Khusnutdinova A, Chernikova TN, Golyshina OV, Yakimov MM, Savchenko A, Golyshin PN, Jaeger KE, Yakunin AF. The environment shapes microbial enzymes: five cold-active and salt-resistant carboxylesterases from marine metagenomes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Mar;99(5):2165–2178.

2014

Poster, Somody JC, Müller M, Shanmuganathan P. What makes a good title in social media? Using language to elicit positive response.

2012

Poster, Somody JC, Shemel D, Fiser B, Owen MC, Jójárt B, Csizmadia IG, Viskolcz B. Radical-initiated calpain-inhibiting peptide configuration changes. A theoretical study.

2011

Poster, Tchigvintsev A, Brown G, Tchigvintsev D, Somody JC, Flick R, Lemak S, Yakunin A. Screening and biochemical characterisation of novel metagenomic enzymes.

Languages

English (native), French (advanced), Hungarian (intermediate), German (intermediate)

Programming

Python, Java, R, MATLAB, MySQL, Bash, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, LaTeX, XML

Hobbies

Cycling, Geocaching, Photography

2008–2012

Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship

2011–2012

The Counselling Foundation of Canada Bursary for Volunteer Service

2009–2010

Regents Scholarship

2008–2009

Pearson Education Scholarship

Available upon request.

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