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Clara Eléonore Pavillet

BSc (Hons), MSc


DPhil Student

I am an interdisciplinary DPhil student from the Medical Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (MSDTC) with Prof. Francesca Buffa and Prof. Tudor Fulga. I am fully-funded by the University of Oxford and 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 the University of Toronto I pursued graduate studies at the University of Oxford where I further combined my passion for programming, medicine and physics in a master's thesis supervised by Prof. Francesca Buffa. Thereafter, in the first year of my DPhil, I developed a deep interest in machine learning during my time with Prof. Ilan Davis at the Department of Biochemistry, working in image analysis in collaboration with Prof. Ruth Baker from the Mathematical Institute, and Prof. Andrew Zisserman from the Oxford Robotics Institute (see more). I then moved on to sequence modelling with Dr. Michael Boemo (see more) before joining the MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology to focus on statistical genetics for my third DPhil rotation (see more).

Today, specialising in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, I merge my wide range of interests in computer science, mathematics and genetics to solve challenges in biotechnology and medicine. Working at the intersection of genetic code and computer code, I am developing a computational model for genome engineering.