Mathieu Blanchette

Affiliation : Université McGill
Organization : École d'informatique de l'Université McGill
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About Mathieu Blanchette

The Blanchette lab develops cutting-edge computational approaches to key questions in genomics and evolution. We design algorithmic, machine learning, and statistical approaches to solve real-world questions from biology, and work in tight collaboration with biologists, biochemists, and geneticists to put our tools to use to make biological discoveries. We are particularly interested in: (i) How do genomes evolve, and what does that tell us about their functions? (ii) How is the gene expression regulated, and what role does 3D chromosome organization play?

After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 2002 and postdoc at the University of California (UC Santa Cruz) in 2003, Mathieu joined the McGill School of Computer Science and founded the Computational Genomics Lab. The research made by his awesome team has been published in more than 70 publications. Recently elected a member of the College of Scholar of The Royal Society of Canada, he was a Sloan Fellow in 2009, and received the Outstanding Young Computer Scientist Researcher Prize from the Canadian Association for Computer Science in 2012, and the Chris Overton prize in 2006. He loves teaching and supervising students, and received the Leo Yaffe prize for teaching in 2008.

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