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Since September 2019, I have been Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) in statistics at Université de Paris.
From January 2016 to August 2019, I have been a postdoctoral fellow in Ron Do’s lab at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York, USA.
Before joining the Institute for Personalized Medicine at Mount Sinai, I was a BioStatistician at the laboratory of Genomics and metabolic diseases of the Institut Pasteur in Lille, France.

I defended my PhD thesis, “Exploratory Analysis of transcriptomic data: from their visualisation to the integration of external information” on the 4th of September, 2013 in Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France.

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PleioMap: project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche

The PleioMap project aiming at leveraging pleiotropy in human genetic architecture to build a map of pleiotropy using machine learning has been funded by the French National Research agency (ANR JCJC, PI: Marie Verbanck).

 

As part of the project, a 2-year postdoctoral position is available. More information here.
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Editorial in Science citing our Science advances paper Duffy et al. (2020)

Editorial mentioning papers using data from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project.

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Science advances

Check out our paper “Tissue-specific genetic features inform prediction of drug side effects in clinical trials” in Science Advances

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Genome Biology

Check out our paper “HOPS: a quantitative score reveals pervasive horizontal pleiotropy in human genetic variation is driven by extreme polygenicity of human traits and diseases” in Genome Biology

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Verbanck et al. Nature Genetics (2018): press releases about our MR-PRESSO paper

  • Leading genetics study method may need reconsideration, significant distortions discovered MedicalXpress
  • Leading genetics study method may need reconsideration, significant distortions discovered: Study of Mendelian randomization results detects factor called horizontal pleiotropy in close to 50 percent of significant causal relationships, a finding of great importance for detecting biomarkers for drug development and disease management Science Daily
  • Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method The Medical News
  • Leading Genetics Study Method May Need Reconsideration, Significant Distortions Discovered Science Newsline
  • Source of Potential Bias Widespread in Large Genetic Studies The Scientist Magazine

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PLOS MEDICINE

The article “No causal effects of serum urate levels on the risk of chronic kidney disease: A Mendelian randomization study” has been published

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Nature Genetics

The article “Detection of widespread horizontal pleiotropy in causal relationships inferred from Mendelian randomization between complex traits and diseases” has been published

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PLOS ONE

The article “Low-dose exposure to bisphenols A, F and S of human primary adipocyte impacts coding and non-coding RNA profiles” has been published

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PLOS ONE

The article “Post-Bariatric Surgery Changes in Quinolinic and Xanthurenic Acid Concentrations Are Associated with Glucose Homeostasis” has just been published

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First day at Mount Sinai

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Vidéo soutenance de thèse

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Statistics and Computing

The article “Regularised PCA to denoise and visualise data” has just been published

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PhD defense, 4th september, Agrocampus Ouest

“Exploratory Analysis of transcriptomic data: from their visualisation to the integration of external information”

Examination committee:

  • Hervé Abdi (University of Texas at Dallas, USA), Rapporteur
  • Philippe Besse (Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, France),Rapporteur
  • Sandrine Lagarrigue (INRA/Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France), Examinatrice
  • Jean Mosser (CNRS Université de Rennes 1, France), Examinateur
  • Jérôme Pagès (Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France), Directeur de thèse
  • Sébastien Lê (Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France), Directeur de thèse

 

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Festival Sciences en Cour[t]s 2013

On the 18th of april 2013, will take place the festival Sciences en Cour[t]s in Rennes. Sciences en Cour[t]s is a festival where Ph.D candidates realize very short movies of popular science about their research.

More information at
www.sciences-en-courts.fr

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BMC Bioinformatics

The article “A new unsupervised gene clustering algorithm based on the integration of biological knowledge into expression data” has just been published

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Un article dans la revue “Sciences Ouest”

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StatistiX et le problème de la potion magique

On the occasion of Sciences en Cour[t]s 2012, Cécile Sauder and I won three prices for our very short movie about statistics: the student prize favorite, the public prize favorite and finally the 1st price of the judges panel.

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Festival Sciences en Cour[t]s 2012

On the 5th of april 2012, will take place the festival Sciences en Cour[t]s in Rennes. Sciences en Cour[t]s is a festival where Ph.D candidates realize very short movies of popular science about their research.

I am presenting a very short movie with Cécile Sauder about statistics which is called “StatistiX et le problème de la potion magique”

 

More information at
www.sciences-en-courts.fr

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PhD Graduation Ceremony

I recently took part in the first ever Ph.D Graduation of Agrocampus and cohosted the ceremony with a fellow Ph.D candidate Yuna Blum. Congratulations to the 28 Doctors of 2010-2011.

 

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