Xia Lab @ McGill
11/17/2021
Zhiqiang has successfully passed his PhD Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations, Zhiqiang!
10/20/2021
Guangyan has successfully passed his PhD oral defence. Congratulations, Dr. Zhou!
10/12/2021
Orcun has successfully passed his PhD oral defence. Congratulations, Dr. Hacariz!
09/01/2021
Tanisha has joined us as a PhD student. Welcome, Tanisha!
07/25/2021
Xia lab party - BBQ by the lake ...... so happy to see each other in person!
** We kept 2m apart except during the photo moment
05/13/2021
Le has successfully passed her PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations, Le!
04/27/2021
Our manuscript on "OmicsAnalyst: a comprehensive web-based platform for visual analytics of multi-omics data" was accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations Guangyan and Jessica!
04/26/2021
Our manuscript on "MetaboAnalyst 5.0: narrowing the gap between raw spectra and functional insights" was accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations Zhiqiang, Jasmine and all other team members!
04/24/2021
Our manuscript on "The Symbiotic Relationship Between Caenorhabditis elegans and Members of Its Microbiome Contributes to Worm Fitness and Lifespan Extension" was accepted by BMC Genomics. Congratulations Orcun, Charles and Farial!
03/04/2021
Our manuscript on "Ultrafast functional profiling of RNA-seq data for nonmodel organisms" was accepted by Genome Research. Congratulations Peng and Jessica!
02/11/2021
Our MetaboAnalystR 3.0 paper was ranked the most accessed paper in 2020 by the journal of Metabolites. Congratulations Zhiqiang and Jasmine!
02/02/2021
Janice has successfully passed her PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations, Janice!
01/15/2021
Joseph O'Brien joined our team to develop high-performance algorithms addressing the computational bottleneck in our projects. Welcome, Joe!
01/09/2021
Our manuscript on meta-analysis of COVID-19 global metabolomics datasets has been accepted by Metabolites. Congratulations Zhiqiang, Guangyan and Jasmine!
12/18/2020
A virtual lab party before the Xmas holiday
11/18/2020
Dr. Xia is named in the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2020 by Web of Science (global list, McGill list)
07/28/2020
We had a virtual farewell party for Othman who is joining St. Francis Xavier University as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science. We will certainly miss you, Othman!
07/28/2020
Congratulations to Jessica and Othman. Our FastBMD paper is now accepted by Bioinformatics!
07/03/2020
We had a virtual lab party (via Zoom) with lots of fun! (Regrets: Othman, Jessica, Xue and Farial)
06/01/2020
Dr. Xia has been promoted from Assistant to Associated Professor with tenure. Congratulations!
05/21/2020
Our manuscript on miRNet 2.0 has been accepted by the 2020 Nucleic Acids Research Web Server issue. Congratulations Le, Guangyan and Othman!
05/15/2020
Tanisha and Vaishnavi joined the Xia Lab for 4-month Biotechnology Internship. Weclome,Tanisha and Vaishnavi!
05/03/2020
Our manuscript on MetaboAnalystR 3.0 is now published on Metabolites. Congratulations to Zhiqiang and Jasmine!
04/15/2020
Cathy joined our lab as a Research Assistant to help with metabolomics data collection, curation and processing. Welcome Cathy!
01/15/2020
Our manuscript on MicrobiomeAnalyst is now published on Nature Protocols. Congratulations Jasmine, Peng and Guangyan!
11/26/2019
Orcun successfully passed his PhD Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations!
11/25/2019
Dr. Xia is named in the Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 by Web of Science (global list, McGill list)
10/16/2019
Matthew Oldach joined the lab as a Research Associate. Welcome, Matthew!
08/25/2019
Zhiqiang joined the lab as a new PhD student. Welcome, Zhiqiang!
04/21/2019
Dr. Xia received the 2019 Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers (McGill Reporter)
04/16/2019
Le joined our lab as a new PhD student in Human Genetics. Welcome, Le!
03/23/2019
Our NetworkAnalyst 3.0 paper is now accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations, Guangyan, Othman and Jessica!
03/22/2019
Our MetaboAnalystR 2.0 paper is now accepted by Metabolites. Congratulations, Jasmine and Mai!
02/22/2019
Lab gathering at a sushi place
02/19/2019
Guangyan successfully passed his PhD Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations!
02/04/2019
Dr. Xia and his collaborators received two Genome Canada Bioinformatics and Computational Biology awards! (announcement)
02/01/2019
Jasmine successfully passed her PhD Comprehensive Exam. Congratulations, Jasmine!
01/23/2019
Dr. Dana Praslickova joined our team as a Research Associate. Welcome Dana!
01/21/2019
Dr. Mai Yamamoto joined our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome Mai!
10/15/2018
Dr. Peng Liu joined our team as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome Peng!
06/28/2018
Jasmine won the Poster Presentation Award in the 2018 Metabolomics Conference at Seattle
06/25/2018
Our MetaboAnalystR paper is now accepted by Bioinformatics. Congratulations, Jasmine!
05/22/2018
Our OmicsNet paper is now accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations, Guangyan!
05/18/2018
Yannan graduated from MSc program @ McGill, and will start new bioinformatics research at BGI Shenzhen. Goodbye, Yannan!
04/23/2018
Our MetaboAnalyst 4.0 is now accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations, Jasmine and Othman!
04/21/2018
Achal graduated from MSc program @ McGill, and will pursue a PhD degree @ U. Oslo on microbiome bioinformatics. Goodbye, Achal!
04/12/2018
Dr. Xia received the CFI Award for developing a systems metabolomics platform!
04/03/2018
Jasmine won the prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (CGS-D) award. Congratulations, Jasmine!
10/02/2017
Dr. Iurie Caraus joined the lab as a Research Associate. Welcome Iurie!
08/31/2017
Honghao joins the lab as a visiting PhD student from China. Welcome Honghao!
04/31/2017
Dr. Xia Received the CRC (Tier 2) Award in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics!
04/08/2017
Our paper on MicrobiomeAnalyst is now accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations, Achal & Jasmine!
04/03/2017
Dr. Charles Viau joins our research team as a Research Associate.
03/31/2017
Dr. Othman Soufan joins our research team as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome, Othman!
01/03/2017
Jasmine joins our research team as a PhD student. Welcome, Jasmine!
12/08/2016
Dr. Xia has been interviewed by Nature on Metabolomics: Small molecules, single cells
10/15/2016
Guangyan has won Walter Stewart Award! Congratulations, Guangyan!
06/01/2016
Dr. Peter Lee joins our research team as a research associate. Welcome, Peter!
05/09/2016
Guangyan's abstract is selected for oral presentation at 16th Annual Quebec Molecular Parasitology Symposium!
04/22/2016
Dr. Xia received the FRQNT New University Researcher Award!
4/08/2016
Our paper on miRNet is now accepted by Nucleic Acids Research. Congratulations, Fiona!
04/08/2016
Our "Helminth Effect" paper is now published at PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Congratulations, Guangyan!
04/07/2016
Dr. Xia received the NSERC DG Award!
003/28/2016
Fiona and Achal's abstracts were selected for oral presentations at the 2016 Canadian Computational Biology Conference. Congratulations!
03/15/2016
Achal won the department travel award. Congrats, Achal!
10/15/2015
Guangyan's work was selected for poster presentation at the 2015 International Drug Discovery and Development Forum. Congratulations!