Student Supervision


Supervision Role: Supervisor
Start Date:
 January 2017
Degree Type: 
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Title: 
Gene Editing in Clinical Trials, Ethical & Legal Issues





Derek received his B.Sc from McGill University in 2012, having completed a major in Biology and a minor in English Literature. Under the joint supervision of Drs. Yann Joly and Rob Sladek, he returned to McGill for his Master’s of Science with a specialization in Bioethics. As a trainee in the CIHR New Emerging Team for Rare Diseases, he is conducting research related to the ethics of decision-making in health care funding for orphan drugs.




gabrielleGabrielle obtained a Bachelor in political sciences from the Paris Institut d’études Politiques (IEP), and a Bachelor in biology from University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) in 2008. In 2010 she obtained a Masters in International Relations from IEP,with a specialty in sustainable development, environment and risk management. She has worked as an intern and research assistant at the National University of Singapore Center for Biomedical Ethics, with Professor Alastair Vincent Campbell, and within the Toulouse Inserm interdisciplinary research team lead by Dr. Anne Cambon-Thomsen on epidemiology, public health and genomics. She mainly focused on the revision of the french bioethics law, and on the launch of an international working group to create the Bioresource Impact Factor (BRIF) in the context of BBMRI project (the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Research Infrastructure). Before joining the Center for Genomics and Policy as a Doctorate student with Dr. Yann Joly, in co-supervision with Dr. Cambon-Thomsen, she has worked for four years as a scientific project manager at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain. She fully managed 3 research projects (on medical genomics – GEUVADIS, fly neuroscience – FLiACT and, RNA and cancer – RNAreg) and lead an alliance of top research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence (EU-LIFE). Her main topics of interest are genomics and genetic testing, public health policy, data sharing, international research collaborations, ethics and research policy.




This content has been updated on April, 19 2017 at 15 h 48 min.