Marie Van Hecke

CRIG member
Marie Van Hecke

Doctoral fellow - IDLab, Department of Information Technology – Ugent/imec; Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (UGent)
Principal investigator: prof. Kathleen Marchal (PhD)


Research focus

My research focusses on identifying alternative splicing patterns in single cell data. Hereto, I am developing novel bioinformatics methodologies to robustly identify splicing in full-length single cell data (e.g. smart-seq). These methodologies are applied to cancer data to uncover the role of splicing in carcinogenesis and metastasis.
We not only examine the role of splicing in cancer cell evolution, but also evaluate how splicing is impacted in the other cells in the tumor micro-environment.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Dept. of Information Technology, IDLab, Ghent University, iGent Toren, Technologiepark 126, 9052 Gent
  • Data Integration and Biological Networks Lab 
  • Marie Van Hecke is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks