Dr Helena Brunel


Helena is the ARC Bioinformatician. Her role consists on analysing genomic and epigenetic data by developing and validating bioinformatics pipelines.

She holds a MS degree in Mathematics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona and completed her PhD in Bioinformatics also at the UPC. Her PhD consisted on developing original statistical methodologies for genetic association analyses of complex medical conditions for genetic association studies. She also works as a statistical consultant and lecturer at the IFMK Institute in Paris where she teaches Statistics applied to Physiotherapy to undergraduate students.

Before joining the ARC, she worked as a Bioinformatician at the Unit of Genomics of Complex Diseases of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, working on the genetics of thrombosis.

Her research interest focuses on statistical methods applied to Biomedical Science and more particularly on statistical methods to better understand the genetics of complex conditions such as autism.

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