Pre. Aïda Ouangraoua

Aïda Ouangraoua, Department of Computer Science, Principal Investigator
Aïda received a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from ENSEIRB-MATMECA, France, and a master’s degree and a PhD degree in Computer Science from Université de Bordeaux, France, under the co-supervision of Pascal Ferraro and Serge Dulucq. Her PhD thesis was on the development of models and algorithms for the comparison of biological treelike structures such as plant architectures and RNA structures. She did her postdoctoral training at Simon Fraser University and Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, under the supervision of Cedric Chauve and Anne Bergeron, working on the reconstruction of ancestral gene orders and genomic rearrangements in eukaryots. She then joined INRIA Lille, France, as a researcher in the Bonsai Bioinformatics team headed by Hélène Touzet, working on various comparative genomics projects on genome rearrangement and RNA secondary structures. Aïda is currently associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of Université de Sherbrooke where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Computational and Biological Complexity.

Yoann Anselmetti

Yoann Anselmetti, Department of Computer Science, Postdoctoral researcher
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Marc-André Bossanyi

Marc-André Bossanyi, Department of Computer Science, MSc student
Marc-André received a bachelor in computer science from Université de Sherbrooke in 2018. He joined the COBIUS team in January 2019 for his master degree in Computer Science (Bioinformatics). His domain of research is the prediction and evolution of RNA secondary structures. He will be working on RNA secondary structure prediction and comparison using tree representations.

Ibrahim Chegrane

Ibrahim Chegrane, Department of Computer Science, Postdoctoral researcher
Ibrahim Chegrane received a PhD degree in Computer Science (artificial intelligence) from the University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), Algeria, in 20xx. He worked as a researcher at the Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST), Algeria from 2017 to 2019, and as a temporary assistant professor (ATER) at Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France in 2019. His domain of research is Pattern matching. Ibrahim joined the COBIUS lab in September 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher, to work on the development of models and algorithms to search and classify families of RNA secondary structures. (PhD thesis)

Abigail Djossou

Abigail Djossou, Department of Computer Science, MSc student
Abigail is driven by the application of Computer Science in real life problems. Her first years at university have been dedicated to Networks, precisely Linux Administration. After that, she has spent the following years discovering the amazing field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Then, she decided to study mathematics to understand the foundation of computer science. It was an interesting and very enriching experience that led her to the next step of her life -that is immerse herself in the amazing field of Bioinformatics. (personal page)

Safa Jammali

Safa Jammali, Department of Computer Science, PhD candidate
Safa received a master’s degree in Geomatics with remote sensing specialization from Université de Sherbrooke in 2016. She was trained in mathematics, image processing and data analysis.Safa started her PhD degree in Computer Science with an option in Bioinformatics in January 2016, working on the modelization and comparison of gene structures. She is co-supervised by professors Michelle Scott (Department of Biochemistry, Université de Sherbrooke) and Aïda Ouangraoua.

Esaie Kuitche

Esaie Kuitche, Department of Computer Science, PhD student
Esaie received a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from École Polytechnique de Yaoundé, Cameroun, after completing his master internship in the COBIUS lab in 2016. Esaie was trained in algorithms, data analysis and software engineering.Esaie started his PhD degree in Computer Science with an option in Bioinformatics in October 2016, working on clustering and phylogeny reconstruction for proteins and genes. He is co-supervised by professors Shengrui Wang (Department of Computer Science, Université de Sherbrooke) and Aïda Ouangraoua.

Davy Ouédraogo

Davy Ouédraogo, Department of Computer Science, MSc student
Davy received a degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2019 from the National Institute of Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies in Oran, Algeria. He was trained in image processing, algorithms, satellite systems, switching and fiber optics. He is currently a MSc student in Computer Science (Bioinformatics), working on the comparison of tree structures.

Ahlem Slimani

Ahlem Slimani, Department of Computer Science, MSc student
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Anaïs Vannutelli

Anaïs Vannutelli, Department of Biochemistry, PhD student
Anaïs received a master degree in Bioinformatics from Université de Toulouse, France, after completing her master internship in 2018 partly in the lab. She is a biocellular and physiology biologist. She works on the identification and the evolution of G-quadruplexes in transcriptomes. She is co-supervised by professors Jean-Pierre Perreault (Departement of Biochemistry, Université de Sherbrooke) and Aïda Ouangraoua.

Ali Fotouhi

Ali Fotouhi, Department of Computer Science, Msc student
Ali received his MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He is a computer engineer trained in algorithms and is interested in inspiring topics like Bioinformatics.Ali started his master in Computer Science in January 2018 under the co-supervision of professors Shengrui Wang and Aïda Ouangraoua. He is working on the advancement of methods to investigate RNA sequences and structures.

Alumni:
  • Jean-Pierre Glouzon, (Postdoc, Department of Computer Science, 2017-2018).
  • Sarah Belhamiti, (MSc student, Department of Biochemistry, 2016-2018).
  • Jean-David Aguilar (PhD intern, Department of Biochemistry, 2017-2018).
  • Nilson Da Rocha Coimbra, (PhD intern, Department of Computer Science, 2017-2018, ).
  • Samuel Whittom (undergraduate student, Department of Computer Science, Summer 2017).
  • Michaël Luce (undergraduate student, Department of Computer Science, Summer 2016).
  • Ayoub Rachati (undergraduate student, Department of Computer Science, Summer 2015).
  • François Bélanger (undergraduate student, Department of Computer Science, Summer 2015).