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Benoit Ballester

  • PhD
  • Researcher in Bioinformatics
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My research focuses on the analysis of non-coding regions of the human genome using high-throughput sequencing data such as (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ChIA-PET, DNase-seq, MNAse-seq). I am interested in understanding how the so called non-coding genome play a central role in gene regulation. This previously "junk-dna" is currently seen as playing a key and extremely complex role in our genome. How those yet un-annotated regulatory elements can shape the expression and the dynamics of our genomes is the main goal of my work. To address that we first created a catalogue of regulatory elements by integrating hundreds of public TF ChIP-seq experiments as well as Encode data. This allow us to observe a complex landscape of regulatory elements (Enhancers/CRMs) in the human genome.

Recent publications

  • JASPAR 2018: Update of the open-access database of transcription factor binding profiles and its web framework

    • Khan A
    • Fornes O
    • Stigliani A
    • et al.
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  • ReMap 2018: An updated atlas of regulatory regions from an integrative analysis of DNA-binding ChIP-seq experiments

    • Chèneby J
    • Gheorghe M
    • Artufel M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Researcher in Bioinformatics


October 2011 - Present


Co-authors (176)

  • Evgeny Denisov
  • Nikolas Pontikos
  • Mathieu Linares
  • Malcolm Cook