Dr. Christina Yung
Dr. Christina Yung
Dr. Christina Yung
Director, Genome Informatics

Christina.Yung@oicr.on.ca YADAYADA

Director, Genome Informatics

Dr. Christina Yung has an interdisciplinary background in bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, cancer genomics and cloud computing. Dr. Yung leads the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) Data Coordination Centre developing the Accelerating Research in Genomic Oncology (ARGO) Data Platform and the ICGC Data Portal. Other big data projects include the NCI Genomics Data Commons (GDC) Data Portal, the NCI Human Cancer Model Initiatives (HCMI) Searchable Catalog, and the International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium (IHCC) Data Atlas. The team’s software is available as an open-source suite called Overture.  Dr. Yung also leads the operations of the Cancer Genome Collaboratory, a compute cloud located in Toronto.

Experience & Education
  • Director of Data Commons, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago
  • Leader, Technical Working Group, PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG), OICR
  • Project Manager, Cancer Genome Collaboratory, OICR
  • Informatics Manager, Genome Analysis, OICR
  • MSc and PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Select Publications

See Dr. Yung’s recent publications on PubMed.

Research Areas
Informatics and Data Standards
Disease Areas
Opportunities to Collaborate

To collaborate with Dr. Yung, please contact her directly.

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Overture – an open-source software suite to build data portals.

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