Using computing power to fight cancer


About the research

Did you know that cancer researchers draw inspiration from applications such as Amazon, Facebook and even Tinder? Armed with a supercomputer, Celine Everaert, like these applications, processes large amounts of data. Not to sell books or to help people find a date, but to offer cancer patients personalised treatments. 

Celine Everaert
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Celine's curiosity and creativity made her interested in the functioning of our body, more specifically that of cells. She studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology and specialised in bioinformatics and systems biology. Computers are used to unravel biological processes. With computer power she tries to find targeted cancer medications, as well as traces of cancer genes in our blood.

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