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Olivier Caron-Lizotte

Olivier Caron-Lizotte

Montreal, QC, Canada
Member since February 5, 2014
CTO of BiogeniQ, Olivier has a background in bioinformatics, full stack development, setting up technology stacks, and management. With extensive experience in cloud based architectures, algorithm design, and implementation, he excels at complex, multidisciplinary projects.
Olivier is now available for hire
  • Java, 6 years
  • Data Science, 6 years
  • Machine Learning, 5 years
  • Bioinformatics, 5 years
  • Big Data, 5 years
  • C++, 5 years
  • C#, 5 years
Montreal, QC, Canada
Preferred Environment
Atom, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse
The most amazing... I've created is Qadna (, a homomorphic encryption based service for personalized medicine results.
  • CTO
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Built all the web services for Gradsters.
    Technologies: Node.js, Heroku
  • CTO
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Built the entire architecture for storing and processing genomic data.
    Technologies: OpenShift
  • Bioinformatician, Developer
    2009 - PRESENT
    IRIC - University of Montreal
    • Was in charge of software development and data analysis of proteomic data.
    Technologies: C#, Java, C++, HTML5, Neo4j
  • Consultant
    2008 - PRESENT
    OCL Technologies
    • Conducted contractual research in bioinformatics.
    Technologies: Java, Neo4j, HTML5, D3.js
  • Programming Analyst, Project Manager, Director of Operations
    2004 - 2009
    123 Certification
    • Designed and developed a portable virtual reality simulator of manual welding processes.
    • Developed a real-time motion capture system.
    • Designed special effects (smoke, fusion, sparks, etc.).
    • Managed the IT infrastructure and technological choices.
    • Led a multidisciplinary team of 5 to 12 people.
    Technologies: Java, OpenGL
  • Developer
    2002 - 2003
    • Corrected facial distortions coming from a wide-angle “pin-hole” camera in real-time.
    • Created a software application performing automatic segmentation of lesions in very high-definition images.
    • Developed video analysis software for face recognition, detection of scene changes, and automatic key frame acquisition.
    Technologies: C++, x86 Assembly
  • Developer
    2001 - 2001
    • Built software for viewing and editing node states in an Echelon LonWorks network.
    Technologies: Pascal
  • Developer
    2000 - 2000
    Ouellet Canada Inc.
    • Maintained and designed new online reports related to the management of the company.
    Technologies: SQL
  • OCL Technologies website (Development)

    A visually dynamic website making use of HTML5 and D3.js.

  • ISO-PeptidAce (Development)

    Stand-alone software for the in silico separation of co-eluting peptide isomers in high resolution mass spectrometry data.

  • List of publications (Other amazing things)

    Cell: The exon junction complex controls the splicing of MAPK and other long intron-containing transcripts in Drosophila.

    Journal of proteome research: Improvement of phosphoproteome analyses using FAIMS and decision tree fragmentation; Application to the insulin signalling pathway in Drosophila melanogaster S2 cells.

    Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: Quantitative proteomics reveals the induction of mitophagy in TNF-α activated macrophages.

    Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: Targeted identification of SUMOylation sites in human proteins using affinity enrichment and paralog-specific reporter ions

  • Languages
    C#, Java, C++, JavaScript, Python, SQL
  • Paradigms
    Data Science, Parallel & Distributed Computing, Functional Programming, Agile Software Development
  • Other
    Bioinformatics, Big Data
  • Frameworks
    .NET, Machine Learning
  • Libraries/APIs
    D3.js, Node.js, jQuery
  • Tools
    Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, MonoDevelop, Inkscape, Gimp, Mongoose
  • Platforms
    Linux, Windows, Xamarin
  • Storage
    Neo4j, NoSQL, MongoDB
  • Master of Science degree in Science
    2004 - 2006
    University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2004
    University of Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, Canada
  • College degree in Computer Science
    1998 - 2001
    Cégep de La Pocatière - La Pocatière, Canada
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