Aurelie Cobat
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Aurelie Cobat M.D. Public Health, Ph.D. Genetic Epidemiology - Statistical Genetics

Course and current status

Research scientist at INSERM (CRCN), Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, INSERM U1163, IMAGINE Institut, Paris, France

Genetic epidemiology of infectious diseases


2011 - 2013: Postdoctoral fellow, McGill University Health Center (PI E. Schurr), Montreal, Canada

Genome-wide association study of Leprosy

2007 - 2010: Residency in Medicine, Hospitals of Paris, Paris, France, and Ph D student at INSERM U980 (head L. Abel and J.-L. Casanova), Necker School of Medicine, Paris Descartes University and INSERM, Paris, France

Genome-wide linkage analysis of tuberculosis infection related phenotypes 

2006 - 2007: Master II student at INSERM U550 (head L. Abel and J.-L. Casanova), Necker School of Medicine, University Paris-Descartes and INSERM, Paris, France

Genomewide linkage analysis of tuberculin skin test

2004 - 2006: Residency in Medicine, Paris, France

- Observatoire Régional de la Santé Ile de France (Dr I. Gremy), Paris, France

- Biostatistics and Epidemiology (Dr E. Benhamou), Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

- Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (Pr P. Landais), Necker Hospital, Paris, France

- Department of Pathology (Directeur X. Sastre), Institut Curie, Paris, France


2010    Ph.D. in Genetic Epidemiology, Paris Sud University, France

2009    Medical specialty certificate in Public Health, Paris Descartes University, France

2009    M.D., Paris Descartes University, France, Silver Medal

2007    Master II in Statistical Genetics, Paris Sud University, France

2006    Master I in Methods in Public Health, Paris Sud University, France

2004    Master I in Biological and Medical Science, Paris Descartes University, France


2011:   Research Award “Prix solennel de la chancellerie des Universités de Paris”, Chancellerie des Universités de Paris, France

2011:   Research Award “Le Monde de la Recherche” from Le Monde, France

2011:   Best Trainee Oral Presentation Award, 6th Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics meeting, Toronto, Canada

2011:   Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Government of Canada, Canada

2009:   Laureate of French Medical Residency

Scientific summary

My research aim is to identify the main genes and variants involved in the determinism of infectious phenotypes such as tuberculosis infection and hepatitis C related advanced liver complications. My research approach combines the search for common variants by genome-wide association study and for rare variants by next generation sequencing (NGS) study. I am also involved in the development of statistical methods, since data analyses often raise methodological issues, and in particular in the development of approaches to improve and optimize the analysis of NGS data. My research interests lie at the interface of genetic epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics.

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