Principal Investigator

Brian Wilhelm

High-Throughput Genomics

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Brian Wilhelm obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Genetics from UBC in the Terry Fox Laboratory in Vancouver, in 2003. He then carried out postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Cambridge, U.K.) in the lab of Dr. Jurg Bahler, and then in the lab of Dr. Guy Sauvageau at IRIC.

In 2010, Brian Wilhelm launched his own lab, the Institute’s High-Throughput Genomics Research Unit, and began as a Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Université de Montréal.

Principal Investigator, High-Throughput Genomics Research Unit, IRIC
Genomics Core Facility Scientific Direction

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

Research unit on high-throughput genomics

Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion, 4306-13

Phone (office)
(514) 343-6111, ext. 0923
(514) 343-7780

High-Throughput Genomics

Brian Wilhelm’s research team uses the latest high-throughput technologies, such as next-generation DNA sequencing (e.g., RNA-seq, CHIP-seq, ATAC-seq), to elucidate the connections underlying transcriptional activity and cancer biology.

Research topics


Awards and distinctions

  • Career scholarship Junior 1, Le Fonds de recherche du Québec, 2016-2020

  • Career scholarship Junior 2, Le Fonds de recherche du Québec, 2012-2016

  • Career transition scholarship, Cole Foundation, 2010-2013

  • Fellowship, Cole Foundation, 2009-2011

  • Fellowship, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, 2004-2006

  • Fellowship, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2000-2002

  • Doctoral Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2001-2003

  • Doctoral Award, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2000-2002

  • University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1999-2000

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