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Research unit director

Benjamin Haibe-Kains, PhD

  • Director, Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics research unit
  • Assistant IRCM Research Professor
  • Assistant research professor, Department of Biochemistry, Université de Montréal
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine), McGill University
  • Scientific Advisor, Bioinformatics Core Facility

Degrees and relevant experience

  • Degree in computer science, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (1998-2003)
  • M.Sc. in bioinformatics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2003-2004)
  • M.Sc. advanced studies in science, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2004-2005)
  • PhD in bioinformatics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (2005-2009)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Computational Biology and Functional Genomics laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA (2009-2011)
  • Recipient, Fulbright Award for postdoctoral research
  • Recipient, Solvay Award for doctoral research

Dr. Benjamin Haibe-Kains's primary research interests focus on the development and application of machine-learning algorithms to analyze high-throughput genomic data in biomedicine, mostly in cancer studies. He is currently working on gene interaction network inference as a novel approach to predict the complex behaviour of biological systems, such as the response of multiple targeted anticancer therapies. His ultimate goal is to translate his findings into clinical applications, this truly affecting patients' lives.

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