Jean-Christophe Grenier

Jean-Christophe Grenier – Bioinformatician

Jean-Christophe Grenier (JC) joined the OMICS group in July 2018 as a lead bioinformatician, after working during seven years at Sainte-Justine Hospital in Luis Barreiro’s and Philip Awadalla’s research groups. He coordinates the main projects  and helps trainees with all possible computational challenges. JC is also providing support on all kinds of bioinformatics projects using -omics data to our collaborators at the Montreal Heart Institute, at Université de Montréal and abroad, thanks to his broad expertise in statistical genetics, computational biology and phylogenomics. Understanding species evolution and human history are among his favorite topics.  He now aims at using and developing novel methods in artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze biological and medical data. 


Contact : jean-christophe.grenier [at]
Address : 5000 Bélanger, Room S-1430.
Phone : 514 376-3330 #3902


Representative Publications

Marie-Julie Favé, Fabien C. Lamaze, David Soave, Alan Hodgkinson, Héloïse Gauvin, Vanessa Bruat, Jean-Christophe Grenier, Elias Gbeha, Kimberly Skead, Audrey Smargiassi, Markey Johnson, Youssef Idaghdour & Philip Awadalla. (2018) Gene-by-environment interactions in urban populations modulate risk phenotypes. Nature Communications.

A Hodgkinson, JC Grenier, E Gbeha, P Awadalla. (2016) A haplotype-based normalization technique for the analysis and detection of allele specific expression. BMC bioinformatics.

Nédélec Y, Sanz J, Baharian G, Szpiech ZA, Pacis A, Dumaine A, Grenier JC, Freiman A, Sams AJ, Hebert S, Pagé Sabourin A, Luca F, Blekhman R, Hernandez RD, Pique-Regi R, Tung J, Yotova V, Barreiro LB. (2016) Genetic Ancestry and Natural Selection Drive Population Differences in Immune Responses to Pathogens. Cell.

J Hussin; A Hodgkinson; Y Idaghdour; J Grenier ; J Goulet; E Gbeha; E Hip-Ki; P Awadalla. (2015) Recombination impacts damaging and disease mutation accumulation in human populations. Nature Genetics.

Hodgkinson A, Idaghdour Y, Gbeha E, Grenier J, Hip-Ki E, Bruat V, Goulet J, de Malliard T,Awadalla P. (2014) High-Resolution Genomic Analysis of Human Mitochondrial RNA Sequence Variation. Science.

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