Valentine joined QCIF in October 2018. She holds a joint appointment between QCIF and the UQ Genome Innovation Hub. Her expertise is in the fields of genomics, next-generation sequencing data analysis, long-read sequencing and pipeline development. 

Valentine previously worked at the UQ Diamantina Institute as its core bioinformatician, conducting next-generation sequencing data analysis in collaboration with clinical and wet-lab researchers. She also held positions as Bioinformatics Engineer at the Institut Pasteur and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure’s Department of Biology, France. In those roles, she developed transcriptomics and cancer genomics pipelines for the analysis of whole-genome sequencing, RNA-seq and CLIP-seq data. 

Valentine graduated in 2010 with a Master of Engineering in Bioinformatics and Modelling at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France.  

Research Interests 

  • Long-read sequencing 
  • Analysis and interpretation of genomic data 
  • Biomedical research 
  • Cancer and clinical genomics 


  • MEng in Bioinformatics and Modelling, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (France), 2010