Maxime Déraspe


Ph.D, Molecular Medicine



After completing a formation in computer sciences, I wanted to gain more domain knowledge in biology, which led me to study bioinformatics.
So far, I have been involved in research projects regarding bacterial resistances, genomics, metagenomics as well as machine learning methods applied to different omics.
Throughout the years, I have developed a lot of interests in data engineering methods for large scale applications and different database technologies (SQL, NoSQL, Semantic Web and graph databases).



2015-2018 FRQNT
2013-2014 MITACS
2012-2013 CQDM



  • Drouin, A., Giguère, S., Déraspe, M., Marchand, M., Tyers, M., Loo, V. G., … Corbeil, J. (2016). Predictive computational phenotyping and biomarker discovery using reference-free genome comparisons. bioRxiv, 45153.
  • Drouin, A., Giguère, S., Déraspe, M., Marchand, M., Corbeil, J., & Laviolette, F. (2016). Set Covering Machines and Reference-Free Genome Comparisons Uncover Predictive Biomarkers of Antibiotic Resistance.
  • Raymond, F., Ouameur, A. a, Déraspe, M., Iqbal, N., Gingras, H., Dridi, B., … Corbeil, J. (2015). The initial state of the human gut microbiome determines its reshaping by antibiotics. The ISME Journal, 1–14.
  • Kos, V. N., Déraspe, M., McLaughlin, R. E., Whiteaker, J. D., Roy, P. H., Alm, R. A., … Gardner, H. (2015). The resistome of Pseudomonas seudomonas aeruginosa in relationship to phenotypic susceptibility. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 59(1), 427–436.
  • Drouin, A., Giguère, S., Déraspe, M., Laviolette, F., Marchand, M., & Corbeil, J. (2015). Greedy Biomarker Discovery in the Genome with Applications to Antimicrobial Resistance. arXiv Preprint arXiv:1505.06249.
  • Vilacoba, E., Quiroga, C., Pistorio, M., Famiglietti, A., Rodríguez, H., Kovensky, J., Déraspe, M., …, Centrón, D. (2014). A blaVIM-2 plasmid disseminating in extensively drug-resistant clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens isolates. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
  • Vilacoba, E., Déraspe, M., Traglia, G. M., Roy, P. H., Ramírez, M. S., & Centrón, D. (2014). Draft Genome Sequence of an International Clonal Lineage 1 Acinetobacter baumannii Strain from Argentina. Genome Announcements, 2(6).
  • Déraspe, M., Alexander, D. C., Xiong, J., Ma, J. H., Low, D. E., Jamieson, F. B., & Roy, P. H. (2014). Genomic analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA96, the host of carbapenem resistance plasmid pOZ176. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 356(2), 212–216.
  • Drouin, A., Giguère, S., Sagatovich, V., Déraspe, M., Laviolette, F., Marchand, M., & Corbeil, J. (2014). Learning interpretable models of phenotypes from whole genome sequences with the Set Covering Machine. arXiv Preprint arXiv:1412.1074.
  • Xiong, J., Alexander, D. C., Ma, J. H., Déraspe, M., Low, D. E., Jamieson, F. B., & Roy, P. H. (2013). Complete sequence of pOZ176, a 500-kilobase IncP-2 plasmid encoding IMP-9-mediated carbapenem resistance, from outbreak isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa 96. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 57(8), 3775–3782.



2015 – 2018 PhD in Molecular medicine
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Director: Jacques Corbeil, Codirector: François Laviolette and Paul H. Roy

2015 – MSc in Bioinformatics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Director: Jacques Corbeil, Codirector: Paul H. Roy

2012 BSc in Bioinformatics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada

2010 BSc in Informatics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada