Dr. Aurélien Rizk

Dr. Aurélien Rizk

Dr. Aurélien Rizk was a postdoctoral fellow in the MOSAIC Group between September 2011 and August 2012. He is a French citizen born in 1984 in Paris, France. After leaving the MOSAIC Group, Aurélien became a postdoctoral fellow with the at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland.


Aurélien prepared the competitive examination to the Grandes Ecoles at Lycée Saint Louis and Lycée Fénelon (Paris, 2001-2004) majoring in mathematics and physics. In 2004 he entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan - antenne de Bretagne in computer science. He worked on the reverse engineering problem of genetic networks during internships at IMAG in Grenoble (2005, supervised by Prof. Laurent Trilling) and at Brandeis University, USA (2006, supervised by Prof. Jacques Cohen). He then did a master in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Université Paris Sud 11 in 2007 where he ranked first and obtained his diploma with best honors.


In 2007 Aurélien started his PhD studies at INRIA. He worked on developing parameter search and robustness analysis methods for systems biology using temporal logic as specification language. He was supervised by Prof. François Fages.


Aurélien is a member of the Paris team which participated to the iGEM 2007 synthetic biology competition and which was awarded the first prize on foundational research. Aurélien also co-founded in 2011 a company developing real-time fluid simulation applications for smartphones and tablets.


In the MOSAIC group, Aurélien worked on reconstructing the trafficking and signaling map of disease-related receptors together with the molecular cell biology group at the Paul Scherrer Institute.