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.


Sarah Belhamiti

Sarah Belhamiti, Department of Biochemistry, MSc student
Sarah received a master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Université de Nantes, France, after completing her master internship in the COBIUS lab in 2016. She is a molecular biologist with a training in bioinformatics and experience in NGS and gene expression data analysis.Sarah started her MSc degree in Biochemistry with an option in Bioinformatics in November 2016, working on the identification and evolution of G-quadruplexes in transcriptomes. She is co-supervised by professors Jean-Pierre Perreault (Department of Biochemistry, Université de Sherbrooke) and Aïda Ouangraoua.

Marc-André Bossanyi

Marc-André Bossanyi, Department of Computer Science, MSc student
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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.

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).
  • Jean-David Aguilar (PhD student, 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).