Touati Benoukraf Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Touati Benoukraf earned his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Structural Biochemistry, and Genomics from the University of Aix-Marseille, INSERM-CNRS, France. Following a 2-year postdoctoral training, he achieved scientific independence by receiving a “Special Fellowship” (young investigator award) at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, followed by a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioinformatics for Personalized Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Benoukraf’s main scientific contributions encompass both technological and biological aspects, ranging from the discovery of novel epigenetic mechanisms that regulate gene expression to the development of bioinformatics tools and a comprehensive database of transcription factor binding sites coupled with DNA methylation profiles (
To date, Dr. Benoukraf has authored over 49 peer-reviewed manuscripts and serves as an editorial member for the journal BMC Medical Genomics. His current research focus is on pan-omics analytics, with a particular interest in integrating genomics, epigenomics, and microbiomics driver alterations to decipher novel pathological mechanisms.