My research interests lie at the interface between biology and bioinformatics, building on a PhD in neurosciences followed by 10 years of experience in bioinformatics and genetics. I am particularly interested in understanding how the brain functions and which factors might alter its proper development, through the application of functional genomics data analysis related to neurodevelopmental disorders. All the tools I have participated in developing (Neurocarta, PAZAR,...) are open to the scientific community and the articles describing them published in open-access journals. It is important to me that research results are made available to all as fast as possible.
In addition, for the past four years, I have been increasingly involved in clinical research data management and standardization. I believe Clinical Research Informatics is essential to well designed and maintained clinical study. Standardization and harmonization are key to good quality and reusable data collections, which are necessary for the translation of research into improved clinical practices.