Ein Portrait von der Forscherin Cherkaoui Sarah

Cherkaoui, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Research area: global characterization of pediatric cancer metabolism

Sarah completed a bachelor's and master's degree in Bioinformatics at the Université de Montréal in Canada. During this time, she interned at the Montreal Heart Institute and the University of California, Davis where she worked on data analysis of metabolomics experiments. For her graduate studies, she moved to Switzerland to pursue a PhD in Systems Biology at the ETH Zurich in the lab of Nicola Zamboni and Uwe Sauer. Her doctoral work focused on understanding metabolic reprogramming in cancer cell lines using large-scale metabolomics data, lipidomics, 13C tracing and omics integration.

She is currently following her passion for the field of cancer metabolism as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Raphael Morscher and in collaboration with Gustave Roussy in Paris (Drs. Geoerger and Brenner). She is working on identifying metabolic vulnerability in pediatric cancers using computational modelling. She is leveraging data generated by 2 precision medicine clinical trials, where genomics and transcriptomics have been performed in biopsied tumors and patient-derived xenografts.

Akademischer Werdegang

2016-2020: PhD in Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2013-2015: MSc in Bioinformatics, Université de Montréal, Canada
2010-2013: BSc in Bioinformatics, Université de Montréal, Canada

Preise und Ehrungen
  • 2021: Travel grant and award for best oral presentation - Quantitative modelling of cell metabolism conference, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2019: Travel grant - Advanced lecture on computational biology, French National Center for Scientific Research, Aussois, France
  • 2015: Travel grant and oral presentation - Annual international conference of the Metabolomics Society, San Francisco, USA
  • 2013-2015 : Graduate studies scholarship - Université de Montréal, Canada