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Dr. Daniel Figeys joined the University of Ottawa in July of 2004 as a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of the new Institute of Systems Biology. Daniel obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in chemistry from the Université de Montréal. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Alberta and did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Washington.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Daniel Figeys was Senior VP of System Biology and Lead Profiling with MDS-Proteomics (2000-2004). He was responsible for all the analytical functions of MDS-Proteomics. Before joining MDS-Proteomics, Dr. Figeys was Director of Mass Spectrometry and Applied Research MDS Ocata, a privately held company from January to December 2000. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Figeys was a Research Officer at the NRC-Canada in the field of proteomics technology and application. He ran a very active research laboratory involved in industrial applications of proteomics.
Daniel Figeys's research involves developing proteomics technology and their applications in systems biology. This research is providing a comprehensive view of interplay between the biomolecules involved in proteomics and system biology. Dr. Figeys and his group are developing micro fluidic technologies to measure the level of proteins in minute amounts of biological samples as well as developing a high-throughput mapping technology to detect various kinds of protein modifications. Dr. Figeys is also working on the application of proteomics with other "omics" approaches to study human diseases in a systematic manner.
Proteins, lipids, neurodegeneration, mass spectrometry, bioinformatics