Feb 9, 2023

New Appointment: MBP Welcomes Dr. Mélanie Courtot

Dr. Mélanie Courtot
Dr. Mélanie Courtot

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mélane Courtot, Assistant Professor, to the Department of Medical Biophysics. We have provided some information about her below.

Dr. Mélanie Courtot is the Director of Genome Informatics and a Principal Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Her team develops new software, databases and other necessary components to store, organize and compute over the large and complex datasets being generated by OICR’s cancer research programs. She is passionate about translational informatics - building intelligent systems to gain new insights and impact human health.

After receiving a BSc in Biochemistry and Master in Computer Science (2002) from the Université Louis Pasteur, in Strasbourg, France, she spent several years in different countries working as an international consultant/software developer. She rejoined academia in 2009 to start her PhD in Bioinformatics (graduated 2014) from the University of British Columbia, and did postdoctoral research at Simon Fraser University, before joining EMBL-EBI in June 2015 to lead the Gene Ontology (GO) editorial office and the Gene Ontology Annotation (GOA) projects.

Dr. Courtot’s lab is located at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and she can be reached by email at mcourtot@oicr.on.ca.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Courtot to the Department.