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Clara Pavillet

BSc (Hons), MSc


DPhil Student

I am an interdisciplinary DPhil student from the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (MSDTC) and the Department of Biochemistry specialising in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics with Prof. Francesca Buffa and Prof. Tudor Fulga. I am a member of Keble College, and I am fully-funded by the University of Oxford and the Wellcome Trust.

Originally from France, I have lived in South America and North America making me trilingual in French, Spanish and English. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Immunology (concentration in Virology). My final year research project at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning with Prof. Jean-Philippe Julien was on the HIV-1 glycoprotein and structure-based protein design strategies to elicit neutralising antibodies against the virus (see more).

Thereafter, I pursued graduate studies at the University of Oxford where I further combined an interest in medicine, computer science, and physics in a master's thesis supervised by Prof. Francesca Buffa. In the first year of my DPhil, I moved on to machine learning and image analysis during my time with Prof. Ilan Davis at the Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Prof. Ruth Baker from the Mathematical Institute, and Prof. Andrew Zisserman from the Oxford Robotics Institute (see more). I then worked on Oxford Nanopore Technologies sequence modelling with Dr. Michael Boemo (see more) before joining the MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology for my third DPhil rotation (see more). For my DPhil I am currently investigating T cell-mediated immune responses towards developing mathematical and computational models for drug discovery.

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