Anthony Mathelier, PhD – Group leader
anthony[dot]mathelier[at]ncmm[dot]uio[dot]no; @AMathelier; office: (+47) 228-40-561; cell: (+47) 916-38-461
Mailing address: NCMM, P.O. Box 1137 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Norway
Anthony Mathelier is a computer scientist by background who completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Alessandra Carbone at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, in 2010. His PhD research aimed at the development of computational tools to predict miRNAs in eukaryotes. He joined Dr. Wyeth Wasserman in 2011 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as a postdoctoral fellow. He became the deputy group leader in Dr. Wasserman lab in 2013. He focused on gene regulation at the transcriptional level during his postdoc. In particular, understanding how transcription factors (TFs) bind in a sequence specific manner to the DNA and how the alteration of transcriptional regulation contributes to cancer. He is the group leader of the Computational Biology & Gene Regulation team at the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, part of the nordic EMBL partnership, since May 2016.
Aziz Khan, PhD – Postdoctoral fellow
Aziz Khan completed his PhD in bioinformatics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in July 2016. The main focus of his PhD research was the development of computational methods and resources to perform integrative analysis and help the research community in studying the functional importance of super-enhancers. His primary research interests are bioinformatics, computational biology, machine learning, and integrative analysis of high throughput sequencing data with an emphasis on regulatory genomics and epigenomics. He joined the lab as a Postdoctoral fellow on October 2016.
Marius Gheorghe – PhD student
Marius Gheorghe is a computer scientist who obtained his Bachelor degree in Micro-computer Programming and Embedded Systems at Université Paris 8, France, and his Master degree in Computer Science Theory and Advanced Technologies at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, The Netherlands. His interdisciplinary Master thesis was entitled Physiological Ageing Described by Genome-Wide Expression Trends, under the supervision of Dr. Vered Raz, Dr. Thomas Bäck, and Dr. Michael Emmerich. The aim of his research was to use microarray gene expression data in order to characterize ageing in different human tissues and identify the age at which major changes in genetic expression profiles occur. He joined the lab as a PhD candidate in September 2016.
Eleftherios Pavlos – Master student
Lefteris Pavlos is a mathematician who obtained his Bachelor degree in Mathematics with a specialization in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his Master degree in Systems Engineering and Management at the University of Thrace. He joined the lab as an intern student through the Erasmus Plus program on October 2016.
Victor Laigle – Master student
Victor Laigle is an engineering student at Mines ParisTech, specializing in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. He is completing internships to gain strong experience in these fields before entering his second year of Master Engineering studies. He joined the lab as an intern student in March 2017.