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Caitlin Simopoulos



  • Doctor of Philosophy – Computational Biology 
    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Supervisors: Elizabeth Weretilnyk and Brian Golding
    Research Project: Transcriptomics and genomics of the extremophile Eutrema salsugineum, and the application of long non-protein coding RNA prediction by ensemble
    machine learning
  • Master of Bioinformatics (MBinf) Convocated February 2014
    University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
    Supervisors: Paul McNicholas and Steven Rothstein
    Research Project: Weighted Gene Correlation Network Analysis of Maize and Rice
    Undergoing Nitrogen Stress
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics Convocated June 2012
    University of Guelph, Guelph, ON


Publications in North Omics

Simopoulos CMA, Ning Z, Zhang X, Li L, Walker K, Lavallée-Adam M and Figeys D. pepFunk: a tool for peptide-centric functional analysis of metaproteomic human gut microbiome studies. (2020) Bioinformatics. 36, 4171-4179 Pubmed Bioinformatics

Previous Publications

Simopoulos CMA, MacLeod MJR, Irani S, Sung WWL, Champigny MJ, Summers PS, Golding GB and Weretilnyk EA. Coding and long non-coding RNAs provide evidence of distinct transcriptional reprogramming for two ecotypes of the extremophile plant Eutrema salsugineum undergoing water deficit stress. (2020) BMC Genomics. 21, 396 Pubmed BMC Genomics PMC Article
Simopoulos CMA, Weretilnyk EA and Golding GB. Molecular Traits of Long Non-protein Coding RNAs from Diverse Plant Species Show Little Evidence of Phylogenetic Relationships. (2019) G3 (Bethesda). 9, 2511-2520 Pubmed G3 (Bethesda) PMC Article
Simopoulos CMA, Weretilnyk EA and Golding GB. Prediction of plant lncRNA by ensemble machine learning classifiers. (2018) BMC Genomics. 19, 316 Pubmed BMC Genomics PMC Article