Data Science and Statistics at Roche, Switzerland
Laurent Essioux is an executive director in Data Science and Statistics at Roche. Laurent holds an agronomy engineering degree from the French Grande école “Institut Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (Agro Paris tech)” and a PhD in statistical genetics from Paris-Sud University. Prior to joining Roche, Laurent started his career as a genetic statistician in two French genomic biotech companies. Laurent joined Roche in 2003 where he held multiple global leadership positions in translational bioinformatics, biostatistics, genomics and biomarker platforms, in support of drug discovery , translational research, and personalized Healthcare. He joined the Data Science and Statistics department, in 2017 where he set up a biomarker data scientists group supporting the personalized healthcare portfolio in neuroscience and oncology. His primary interests and passion are in developing and applying advanced statistical methodologies to precision medicine, notably the development of risk prediction models, stat genetics approaches and more recently advanced analytics approaches to the development digital health technology tools He co-authored more than 40 scientific publications.