Jérôme Waldispühl

Affiliation : Université McGill
Organization : Université McGill
E-mail : jerome.waldispuhl@mcgill.ca
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About Jérôme Waldispühl

Jérôme Waldispühl is an associate professor of Computer science at McGill University, where he conducts research in RNA bioinformatics and cheminformatics. He develops combinatorial algorithms and machine learning framework to predict RNA 3D structures and their binding with small molecules. He also contributed to pioneer the use of video games to engage the public in genomic data analysis with Phylo, in 2010, Colony B, in 2016, Borderlands Science and Project Discovery Phase 3, in 2020, which have gathered millions of citizen scientists worldwide.


Jérôme Waldispühl holds a PhD degree in Computer science from the École Polytechnique (France). Before joining the McGill University in 2009, he was an instructor in Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 2006 to 2009, and did a postdoctoral training at the Biology department at Boston College from 2005 to 2006. In 2012, he received a Tomlinson Science Award, and in 2013, the Fessenden Professorship in Science Innovation Award.

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