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Personnel

Dr. David Schibli

Associate Director

After graduating from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, David went on to obtain his PhD from the University of Calgary in Protein Biochemistry and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Grenoble, France. Following this, he was a Project Manager at the University of Western Ontario, where established a new high-throughput proteomics facility. David then went on to obtain his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, with a specialty in Health Sciences. Since then, David worked at the Ontario Genomics Institute, where he managed the progress and financial performance of large-scale research projects. Following his time at OGI, David was the General Manager of BIG Funding Inc. (BFI), a consulting firm that supports companies in accessing government funding programs. David most recently joined the Uvic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre (PC) as the Associate Director of the Centre in 2015, where he is responsible for the Centre’s operations, administration and finance.

Dr. Jun Han

Lead Scientist - Metabolomics

Dr. Han received his M.S. degree and PhD from China Pharmaceutical University and has 8 years of experience in GLP-compliant analytical method development and validation for regulatory pharmaceutical analysis.   Since 2001, Dr. Han received his postdoctoral training at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Medical University of South Carolina, and has acquired extensive research skills and expertise in proteomics and metabolomics.  Dr. Han joined the UVic-Genone BC Proteomics Centre in February 2007 and is now a senior scientist and the group leader of metabolomics at the centre.  Dr. Han is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria.  He stays current with new developments in the field of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and plays a key role in technical support and method development of untargeted and targeted metabolomics using diversified LC-MS and MADLI-MS techniques at the Victoria node of The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC).   Since 2009, Dr. Han’s research focus has been on technological development of new UPLC-MRM/MS and UPLC-high-resolution MS methods for high-throughput and full-profile analysis of endogenous metabolites in different metabolic pathways.  Dr. Han has published nearly 90 peer-reviewed research and review papers thus far.

Dr. Jason Serpa

Senior Scientist -Structural Proteomics

Despite the fact that he likes the Leafs, he is still a great guy

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​Dr. Yassene Mohammed

Lead Scientist - Bioinformatics

Yassene is heading the bioinformatics activities at the Proteomics Centre, focussing on targeted proteomics bioinformatics, clinical applications of proteomics and statistical approaches for MRM and PRM analyses. Yassene is also an assistant professor in bioinformatics at the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands. In Leiden his research focus on bottom-up and targeted proteomics, -omics data integration, scientific workflows, and eScience. Yassene received his PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. In the past he has also worked on distributed computing applications, data protection and security in distributed environments, as well as multiphysics simulation and modelling. For more information about our work please check the bioinformatics web site: http://bioinformatics.proteincentre.com.

Derek Smith

Lab Manager

Grumpy, temperamental, devastatingly handsome. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Derek is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.