Sébastien Lemieux

Affiliation : Université de Montréal
Organization : IRIC
E-mail : s.lemieux@umontreal.ca
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About Sébastien Lemieux

Following undergraduate studies in both biology and computer sciences, Sébastien Lemieux obtained his Ph.D. in computer sciences (U. de Montréal, 2002) by developing graph theory-based algorithms for predicting three-dimensional structures of ribonucleic acids. During his postdoctoral training in the biotech industry (Elitra Inc. / Merck & Co), he contributed novel methodologies for functional genome annotation, statistical analysis of DNA microarrays and drug target identification.


Since 2005, Sébastien Lemieux holds a principal investigator position at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC, http://www.iric.ca/) and is an IVADO (Institute for Data Valorization) professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at Université de Montréal. His research revolves around the development of computational methodologies for analyzing high-throughput data sets with an emphasis on transcriptomics (RNA-Seq), high-throughput chemical screens (HTS) and proteomics as data sources and machine learning as a computational framework. At IRIC, he provides scientific direction to the bioinformatics core facility and has acted as a consultant for biotech industries. He is actively involved in several large-scale multi-disciplinary projects studying refined diagnosis and personalized treatment of acute myeloid leukemia using integrated omics strategies (www.leucegene.ca).

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