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Rosie Davies

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Rosie is a postdoc within UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health working as a genome analyst for GOSgene. She was first inducted into the EUREKA family after attending the Translational Medicine Summerschool in Utrecht in 2016. Rosie completed her PhD in 2017, which focused on determining the molecular differences of patients with the rare disease Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Her main research interests are in using multi-omic techniques to investigate molecular drivers of disease, phenotype-genotype correlations, and responses to therapies in rare disease patients.

In her spare time, she enjoys trekking in the mountains and the occasional triathlon.

 

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Emilie Sauvage

Emilie is a postdoc at the UCL – Institute of Cardiovascular Science. She obtained her PhD from Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve after working on computational blood flow models for lower limb graft bypasses. Among her research interests are computational methods for biofluid mechanics, fluid-structure simulation of congenital heart disease and medical device design. Her current research project is funded by Action Medical Research and investigates medical device design for cyanotic congenital heart disease.

In 2016, she had the opportunity to participate to the Translational Medicine course organized by Summer School in Utrecht and is always keen to ensure that her research findings benefit the patient.

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Letizia Vestito

Letizia is a PhD student at UCL. She collaborates with the 100,000 Genomes Project, a national research programme established to sequence the genomes of 100,000 samples from patients with Rare Diseases. Prior to this, she graduated from Sapienza University of Rome with an MSc in Genetics and Molecular Biology and a BSc in Biology. After graduation, she was awarded the Unipharma Graduates grant and did an internship at Babraham Institute (Cambridge) where she improved her bioinformatics and programming skills. She strongly believes in a synergetic relationship between experimental and computational approaches and her research allows her to combine bioinformatics skills and wet laboratory skills and to pursue the functional analysis of selected novel potential disease-causing variants using facilities and expertise across the partnerships. She attended the Utrecht Summer School on Translational Medicine in 2018.