Liza Darrous obtained her bachelor degree in Bioinformatics from the Lebanese American University. Her bachelor thesis project consisted on working with PLINK SNP data to develop a new combinatorial based logic algorithm for detecting new SNP combinations associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in a Lebanese cohort.
Liza began several projects during the year of 2017, including one aimed at performing whole genome sequencing for ALS Lebanese patients and discovering signature SNPs for this population, before moving to Lausanne.
She then started her master degree in Molecular Life Science with a Bioinformatics specialization at UNIL, where she took an interest in statistical biology and thus spent a semester in the Computational Biology Department before joining the Statistical Genetics Group for her master thesis project in 2018. Under the supervision of Zoltán Kutalik, Liza’s project will aim towards an integrated causal network of human diseases and lifestyle exposures.