Francis Brochu

FRANCIS BROCHU

Ph.D Informatics



CAREER SUMMARY

Originally a student in biological sciences, I have discovered a growing interest for computer sciences, especially, during my Master’s, an interest for machine learning. I now work with the Corbeil lab and lthe Groupe de Recherche en Apprentissage Automatique de l’université Laval (GRAAL) in order to apply machine learning methods to biological data, in particular to metabolomics data.

 

FINANCING

2014 – 2015 Bourse MITACS accelerate
2013 Bourse de recrutement à la maîtrise des Fonds Wilbrod-Bhérer
2011 – 2012 Bourse de Recherche du Premier Cycle du CRSNG

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Brochu F, Plante PL, Drouin A, Robitaille LÉ, Laviolette F, Marchand M and Corbeil J. Virtual Lock Masses: an algorithmic method to enable mass spectra comparison in untargeted studies. Présenté à la 64th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics de l’American Society of Mass Spectrometry. San Antonio, Texas, USA. Juin 2016.
  • Emond-Rheault JG, Vincent AT, Trudel MV, Brochu F, Boyle B, Tanaka KH, Attéré SA, Jubinville É, Loch TP, Winters AD, Faisal M, Frenette M, Derome N, Charette SJ. Variants of a genomic island in Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. Salmonicida link isolates with their geographical origins. Vet. Microbiol. 2015 Jan 30; 175(1):68-76. DOI : 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.11.014.
  • Cheiab B, Leboulch M, Delgado M, Brochu F, Mercier PL, Boutin S, Gauthier J, Derome N. Lake Meta-Community Adaptation to Heavy Metal Contamination : Thresholds, Sweeps and Switches in Short-Term Evolution. Présenté au American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting, Août 2014.
  • Charrette SJ, Brochu F, Boyle B, Filion G, Tanaka KH, Derome N. Draft Genome Sequence of the Virulent Strain 01-B526 of the Fish Pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida. J. Bacteriol. 2012, 194(3):722. DOI:10.1128/JB.06276-11.

 

FORMATION

2016 – PhD in Computer Sciences
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Director: François Laviolette, Codirector: Jacques Corbeil

2013 – 2015 Masters in Microbiology-Immunology
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Director:Jacques Corbeil
Project title: Amélioration du contrôle de qualité de produits sanguins utilisant la spectrométrie de masse à haut-débit et l’apprentissage automatique

2010 – 2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada