Igor Lalin

Image Igor Lalin
Data Analyst

Bioinformatics analysis of plant, insect and micro-organisms RNA, DNA, protein.

Research and/or project statements

–Imported wide range of data and bioinformatics files (Illumina, PacBio, Fasta, Fastq, SAM/BAM, metadata, annotation files etc.)

–Provided RNA Seq Analysis with Differential Expression results

–Annotated sequences with BLAST2GO

–Analyzed small RNA in order to De Novo assemble a small viral genome with post assembly annotation

–Imported PacBio long reads along with Illumina short reads to De Novo assemble a plant genome

–Mapped De Novo assembled plant contigs to the reference plant genome to update and minimize the number of potential assembly errors

–Visualized BAM files

–Imported Microarray data to compare treatments and treatment times rendering an overall insight into genotype differences under discrete conditions

–Visualized key differences between expressed phenotypes as heat maps or hierarchical clustering

–Compared an unknown bacteria to known species using specialist alignment and visualization tools including Artemis and Mauve for the purpose of organism identification

–Imported Chip-DNA Seq data to analyze DNA and protein interactions modified by external factors as part of the sweeping climate change issue

–Compared plant transcriptomes to identify novel miRNA’s  that could be involved in the DNA expression control pathway

–Fungal genome De Novo assembly and post-assembly refinement

–Trained in Samtools, Bedtools, VCF, Bowtie, BWA, Tophat, Cufflinks, Cuffdiff, CLC Genomics Workbench 11.0

Professional activities / interests

work with students

expert in using bioinformatics software - Qiagen Genomics Workbench

genomic command line tools - Linux

Education and awards

B. Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, Western University, 2000

Command Line Tools for Genomic Data Science - John Hopkins University, 2018


Key publications

  1. Ben Abdallah, S., Aung, B., Amyot, L., Lalin, I., Lachâal, M., Karray-Bouraoui, N., Hannoufa, A. (2016). Salt stress (NaCl) affects plant growth and branch pathways of carotenoid and flavonoid biosyntheses in Solanum nigrum. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, [online] 38(3), 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11738-016-2096-8

    2016 - View publication details

  2. Abbasi, P.A., Lazarovits, G., Weselowski, B., Lalin, I. (2009). Organic acids in condensed distiller's solubles: Toxicity to soilborne plant pathogens and role in disease suppression. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 31(1), 88-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060660909507576

    2009 - View publication details