COUVY-DUCHESNE Baptiste

Postdoctoral Researcher

ICM Institute

baptiste.couvy [at] icm-institute.org

Short bio

PhD, Queensland Brain Institute, the University of Queensland
MSc, ENSAI & University of Rennes 1

Research project

I work on developing or adapting methods for the analysis of big-data neuroimaging (e.g. UK Biobank). Analyses include, association, brain mapping and brain based prediction.

Short abstract

The growing availability of large MRI imaging samples (e.g. UK Biobank, Human Connectome Project, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative) provides a great opportunity to deepen our understanding of the relationship between brain MRI measurements and psychiatric or neurological disorders, as well as socio-economic variables, cognition or personality.  My research focusses on adapting some of the methods used in genetics that have I learned during my PhD in order to quantify the information contained in each type of image modality, identify brain markers of psychiatric (affective disorders, substance use) and neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s) and build brain scores of these disorders that may be help to assist diagnosis or evaluate response to treatment.