Prudencio Tossou


Master’s degree in informatics


I was always interested in Computer sciences and biology.
Since I wanted to explore both, I started my career with a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics.
Pursing the goal to solve hard problems in biology using artificial intelligence, I started a Master in machine learning.
So far, my coworkers and I, have tried to develop a new approach to find an inhibitor for a pharmaceutical target.
This work can greatly improve the discovery of new drugs.
I am also working to improve proteins’ structure prediction using the new algorithms in machine learning.



Macaulay, A. D., Gilbert, I., Caballero, J., Barreto, R., Fournier, E., Tossou, P., … & Hyttel, P. (2014). The gametic synapse: RNA transfer to the bovine oocyte. Biology of reproduction, 91(4), 90.
Grant, J. R. Fournier, E., Tossou, P. (2014). ELMA: A Platform for Transcriptional and Epigenetic Microarray Studies of Livestock Embryos. In Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference. Plant and Animal Genome.



2011-2015 Scholarship of Répubique du Bénin



2014-2016 Master in Computer Science
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Advisor : Mario Marchand and Jacques Corbeil
Project’s title : New approch in drug discovery based in machine learning algorithms

2011-2014 Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics
Université Laval, Québec, Canada