Michelle completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Montreal in Biochemistry and a Masters degree at the University of Calgary in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology followed by several semesters in computer engineering before discovering Bioinformatics. Following this revelation, she undertook a PhD in Bioinformatics at McGill University in Montreal under the co-supervision of Mike Hallett and David Thomas, studying the prediction and characterization of protein localization in the cell. She then moved to Geoff Barton's group at the University of Dundee in Scotland for her postdoc. Amongst her research interests during this time, she investigated the prediction of protein-protein interactions in human and the localization of proteins in the nucleolus, creating the predictors PIPs (human protein-protein interaction predictor) and NoD (nucleolar localization sequence detector). During this time, she also got intiated into the marvelous world of RNA (and particularly snoRNAs) by members of the Lamond group.
Mélodie obtained a cellular bilogy and physiologie license as well as a master in biohealth : genes, cells and development at Université Pauls Sabatier in Toulouse, France.
A major proportion of biological analysis are heading toward high-troughput methods. Mélodie went through a bioinformatic formation at Université de Toulouse in order to understand and analyse by herself every steps of her future research.
It led her to join Michelle Scott's research group in co-direction with Sherif Abou Elela as a M.Sc candidate.
Despite the obvious challenges a young woman from southern France must face to adapt to the climate and public transport network of Sherbrooke, Mélodie's french accent from Toulouse survived the winter.
Philia is a 2017 Université de Sherbrooke graduate in health biochemistry who first started working at Scott lab in the fall of 2016 doing research credits. Philia would go on to do additional research credits in the winter before interning during the summer and fall semesters consecutively. Philia now pursues graduate studies in biochesmistry.
Roles: snoDB developer, webmaster in training, cinnamon-.
Gabrielle obtained a bachelor's degree in biotechnological engineering from the University of Sherbrooke. She started her master’s degree in May 2016 in Professor Michelle Scott's group in which she completed two internships during her undergraduate studies.
Safa is a PhD student in Computer Sciences with Bioinformatics profile at "Université de Sherbrooke". She is studying under the supervision of Pr. Aïda Ouangraoua and Pr. Michelle Scott. Her project is focused on representation and prediction of genes structures.
She holds a geomatic master degree with remote sensing specialization from "Université de Sherbrooke", in which she performed a computational analysis of NASA satellite images in order to estimate the soil moisture in forest areas. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics-informatics from the faculty of sciences of Sfax in Tunisia.
Delong obtained an engineer degree from École Centrale Paris in 2012.
Since April 2013 he joined the lab of Sherif Abou Elela in co-direction with Michelle Scott to study how the regulation of alternative splicing is implied in the biology of ovarian cancer.
Hardcore gamer and proud veteran of the HORDE.