Doctor of Philosophy, EMBL Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.
Predoctoral fellow at the Peer Bork Group in the Structural and Computational Biology Unit.
Master of Science, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
Specialised in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics. Thesis entitled Exploring the Role of Amino-Acid Alphabets in Protein-Interface Classification written at the Guido Capitani Group in the Laboratory of Biomolecular Research at the Paul Scherrer Institute.
Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Specialised in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Majored in Computer Science. Graduated with Distinction. Student of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Participated in summer programme in Computational Chemistry at the University of Szeged.
Bioinformatics Developer, Cyclica Inc., Toronto, Canada.
Scientific research and the development of methods in structural biology to enhance the Ligand Express™ pipeline.
Bioinformatics Intern, Paul Boutros Lab, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto, Canada.
Analyses of data from microarray experiments in order to investigate the function of N-acetyltransferases in induced carcinogenesis.
Intern, Guido Capitani Group, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland.
An exploration of parameters used in EPPIC (Evolutionary Protein–Protein Interface Classifier) and their effects on the accuracy of classification.
Research Student, Aled Edwards Lab, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
A systematic screening of metagenomic phage libraries for novel enzymes, and an enzymatic characterisation of a metagenomic esterase. Member of Prof. Dr. Alexander Iakounine's group.
Review, Somody JC, MacKinnon SS, Windemuth A. Structural coverage of the proteome for pharmaceutical applications. Drug Discov Today. 2017 Aug 23.
Review, Capitani G, Duarte JM, Baskaran K, Bliven S, Somody JC. Understanding the fabric of protein crystals: computational classification of biological interfaces and crystal contacts. Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 15;32(4):481–489.
Thesis, Somody JC. Exploring the Role of Amino-Acid Alphabets in Protein-Interface Classification. ETH Zürich. 2015 Apr 1.
Paper, Tchigvintsev A, Tran H, Popovic A, Kovacic F, Brown G, Flick R, Hajighasemi M, Egorova O, Somody JC, Tchigvintsev D, Khusnutdinova A, Chernikova TN, Golyshina OV, Yakimov MM, Savchenko A, Golyshin PN, Jaeger KE, Yakunin AF. The environment shapes microbial enzymes: five cold-active and salt-resistant carboxylesterases from marine metagenomes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Mar;99(5):2165–2178.
Poster, Somody JC, Müller M, Shanmuganathan P. What makes a good title in social media? Using language to elicit positive response.
Poster, Somody JC, Shemel D, Fiser B, Owen MC, Jójárt B, Csizmadia IG, Viskolcz B. Radical-initiated calpain-inhibiting peptide configuration changes. A theoretical study.
Poster, Tchigvintsev A, Brown G, Tchigvintsev D, Somody JC, Flick R, Lemak S, Yakunin A. Screening and biochemical characterisation of novel metagenomic enzymes.
English (native), French (advanced), Hungarian (intermediate), German (intermediate)
Cycling, Geocaching, Photography
Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship
The Counselling Foundation of Canada Bursary for Volunteer Service
Pearson Education Scholarship
Available upon request.