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Clara Eléonore Pavillet

BSc (Hons), MSc


DPhil Student

I am a DPhil student in Computational Biology under the supervision of Prof. Tudor Fulga and Prof. Francesca Buffa. I am fully funded by the Wellcome Trust Scholarship.

I grew up in Europe, South America and North America, making me fluent in French, Spanish and English. After graduating from University of Toronto I pursued graduate studies at University of Oxford where I further combined my passion for programming and medicine in a master's thesis supervised by Prof. Francesca Buffa. I modelled gene networks involved in cancer progression and created a Python package to automate the simulation of deposited models from online databases.

Thereafter, I developed a deep interest in Machine Learning during my time with Prof. Ilan Davis (Department of Biochemistry), working in image analysis in collaboration with Prof. Ruth Baker (Mathematical Institute) and Prof. Andrew Zisserman (Oxford Robotics Institute, DeepMind).

Today I merge my wide range of interests in computer science, machine learning, mathematics and genetics to solve challenges in biotechnology and medicine. Working at the intersection of genetic code and computer code, my thesis project revolves around developing a mathematical & computational model for genome engineering.