On Friday, March 22nd, Aurélien Dugourd from the Saez-Rogriguez lab, Heidelberg University will give a talk on how the integration of multi-omics and biological knowledge can bridge signalling and metabolism at 11am in Salle Cazaux, CRCT.

BIO: After he graduated from his Computational Biology master’s degree in 2015, Aurelien Dugourd joined Julio Saez-Rodriguez team as a PhD student. He worked on the development of hybrid mechanistic models, integrating gene regulation, signaling pathways and metabolomics data to explain disease phenotypes, help find new therapeutic targets and predict their potential effect based on a specific patient profile. This led to the development of the tools COSMOS and oCEan. This project was part of the collaborative SyMBioSys ITN project, financed by the European Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, as well as the SMART-CARE consortium to apply mass-spectrometry-based systems medicine to cancer.
Today, he leads the development and application of methods to extract interpretable mechanistic insights from multi-omic datasets. He especially focuses on leveraging prior knowledge, in the context of signaling and metabolism of complex diseases, such as cancer and development of treatment resistance. He works in collaboration with pharmaceutical partners, notably Pfizer, to support the development of novel cancer treatments and better understand the development of resistances by bringing those methods closer to relevant industrial applications.

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