Title of talk: Data-Driven Approaches to Advance Clinical Care in Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Jutzeler is a group leader and data scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). After completing her BSc and MSc in pharmaceutical science, she pursued her doctoral studies jointly at ETH Zurich and the University Clinic Balgrist applying neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods to assess the neural plasticity in patients recovering from spinal cord injury. She was then awarded with several postdoctoral fellowships (Craig H. Nielsen, Michael Smith Research Foundation, International Research for Paraplegia) to conduct her postdoctoral studies in the field of neuro-pharmacoepidemiology and data science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Since 2020, Dr. Jutzeler is leading her own research group in the Machine Learning and Computational Biology Laboratory at the ETH Zurich. Her group’s research lies at the intersection of medicine, epidemiology, and data science, with a particular focus on applications in modelling disease progression, biomarker discovery, and drug repurposing. Dr. Jutzeler and her team have received multiple research grants from national and international funding agencies, including the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Wings for Life Foundation.