Valentine worked for eight years in the field of genomics and next generation sequencing data analysis. Her experience in evaluating large datasets to answer biological questions, in addition to her extensive collaborations with colleagues with different backgrounds, perfectly positions her to excel in her current role, communicating her innovative analytical strategies to a broad expertise-based collaborative team.

Researcher biography

Valentine graduated in 2010 with a Master of Engineering in Bioinformatics and Modelling at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France. There she positioned herself at the interface between life sciences, computer sciences and mathematics, with her studies focused on analyzing and modeling biological systems using computer programming and statistical methods. Valentine then honed her ability to work collaboratively within a wet lab research team, leading the next generation sequencing data analysis (CLIP-seq, RNA-seq) of several human and mouse transcriptome sequencing projects aimed at identifying the RNA binding sites of a multiprotein complex and the role of this complex in the regulation of alternative splicing. In 2013, she joined the Genome Integrity, Immunity and Cancer group at the prestigious Pasteur Institute where she was in charge of the development of cancer genomics pipelines for the analysis of whole genome sequencing and RNA-seq data to identify somatic mutations and chromosomal rearrangements in mouse models of lymphoid cancers. In 2016 she moved to Australia as a Bioinformatics Officer at the UQ Diamantina Institute where she analyzed genomics and transcriptomics data in collaboration with eight research teams on a variety of cancer types and diseases. In 2018, she started a joint appointment between the UQ Genome Innovation Hub and the Queensland Facility for Advanced Bioinformatics (QFAB).

Featured projects Duration
Discovery of new regulatory networks with long-read transcriptomics
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
Applying long-read sequencing technology to understand telomere repair and DNA replication
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
Assembly of complex genome (Macadamia) using single molecule sequencing
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
Using transposon-sequencing to probe whole cell protein-protein interactions
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2019
A genomic dissection of metaorganisms: molecular approaches for teasing apart the hologenome
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
TraDIS-Vault: an interactive searchable genome browser and repository for TraDIS data
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2020
Genome-Phaser: protocol for fully phasing whole genome variants using haplotagging
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Deciphering the epitranscriptome machinery using direct native RNA sequencing
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021
Assessing DNA Replication Dynamics in Cancer
Genome Innovation Hub Collaborative Project (UQ infrastructure)
2021