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Young C. Song
Master's Student

e-mail: youngcsong<at>
office phone: 604-827-4216
fax: 604-822-6041

Research interests:

  • Bioinformatics
    • Databases/ Data mining
    • Pipeline programming
    • Phylogenetic analysis
    • Statistical analysis (PCA, Hierarchical clustering, etc.)
  • Environmental microbiology
    • Bioremediation of sites contaminated with complex hydrocarbon and other recalcitrant compounds.
    • Microbial diversity of hydrocarbon rich environments.

2009-Present: Master's student, Hallam Laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2003-2009: B.Sc. Biology (Hons. with Computer Science Minor): University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada


Walley DC, Tripp BW, Song YC, Walley KR and Tebbutt SJ. 2006. MACGT: multi-dimensional automated clustering genotyping tool for analysis of microarray-based mini-sequencing data. Bioinformatics. 22(9):1147-1149.

Song YC, Kawas E, Good BM, Wilkinson MD and Tebbutt SJ. 2007. DataBINS: a BioMoby-based data-mining workflow for biological pathways and non-synonymous SNPs. Bioinformatics. 23(6):780-782.

Walsh DA, Zaikova E, Howes CG, Song YC, Wright JJ, Tringe SG, Tortell PD, Hallam SJ (2009) Metagenome of a versatile chemolithoautotroph from expanding oceanic dead zones. Science. 326: 578-82.

Hallam SJ, Page AP, Constan L, Song YC, Norbeck AD, Brewer H, Pasa-Tolic L. 2011. Molecular tools for investigating ANME communities structure and function. Methods in Enzymology. 494: 75-90.

Shulze-Makuch D, Haque S, Antonio MR, Ali D, Hosein R, Song YC, Yang J, Zaikova E, Beckles DM, Guinan J, Lehto HJ and SJ Hallam. 2011. Microbial life in liquid asphalt desert. Astrobiology. 11(3): 241-258.

Posters presented:

Song YC, Page AP, Howes CG, Sipahimalani, P, Kuatsjah E and SJ Hallam. Expanded reference trees for investigating C1 transfer reactions in subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs using MLTreeMap. Presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Applied Microbial Biology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS-3) in Calgary, AB on June 13-15 2011.

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