Marie Brunet qualified as a doctor of veterinary medicine (France) and later completed her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge (UK) under a Gates Cambridge scholarship. She did her postdoctoral training in Biochemistry and Functional Genomics at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada) under the co-supervision of Pr Roucou and Pr Cohen. Throughout her cursus, she gained a diverse set of expertise from medicine and fundamental biological sciences to bioinformatics and deep learning. Her research focuses on the secrets still hidden in our genomes. Because in an era where getting a genome sequenced is not a hurdle, we still don’t know the origin of 2 in 5 inherited diseases. This number alone shows we have only explored the shallow waters of our genome and we now need to dig deeper. Marie uses deep learning methods to better explore our data and understand human diseases, focusing on pediatric cancers and rare diseases.
“The outside world is full of wonders and we have much to explore. I like to travel inside our genomes as much as I like to travel the world: exploring, discovering and understanding.”