Jérôme Waldispühl
Structural Bioinformatics & Citizen Science


I conduct research in computational molecular biology with a particular interest on RNA structural bioinformatics and cheminformatics. I also develop applications of crowdsourcing and human-computing techniques to bioinformatics, a field of research I contributed to pioneer with the citizen science video game Phylo DNA Puzzles and more recently with the DNA Puzzles project.

I received a PhD in Computer Science from École Polytechnnique (France) in 2004 under the mentorship of Jean-Marc Steyaert. From 2005 to 2006, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Peter Clote at Boston College, and in 2006 I moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where I was an instructor in applied mathematics under the mentorship of Bonnie Berger. In 2009, I joined the School of Computer Science at McGill University as a faculty member.

I am a recipient of the Tomlinson Scientist Award in 2012, and the Fessenden Professorship in Science Innovation in 2013.

You can learn more about my research on my laboratory website. If you want to join the lab, you can find more information about how to apply for a position in my group on my research website.


Journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and preprints


My teachings at McGill

COMP 251

Algorithms & Data Structures

COMP 564

Advanced Computational Biology Methods & Research

COMP 250

Introduction to Computer Science

COMP 766

An Introduction to Crowdsourcing & Human-Computation Techniques

COMP 401

Project in Biology & Computer Science

COMP 462/561

Computation Biology Methods & Research

COMP 252

Honours Algorithms & Data Structures

COMP 364

Computer Tools for Life Science


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