Nora C. Toussaint - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
Nora C. Toussaint joined NYGC in September 2013. She received a Masters degree in computer science with a minor in biology from the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. For her work on optimal peptide vaccine design using machine learning and combinatorial optimization, Nora was awarded a PhD in bioinformatics with highest honors from the University of Tübingen, Germany. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting researcher in Gunnar Klau’s lab at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in The Netherlands, and in Yoram Louzoun’s lab at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel. As a postdoctoral researcher in Eric Pamer’s lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York she was involved in the analysis of microbiome data and bacterial genomes. At NYGC, Nora's focus is mainly on metagenomics, bacterial as well as viral genomes but she also has an interest in immunology and cancer genomics.