Gabrielle Bertier, M.I.A., Ph.D.

Program Manager

Gabrielle Bertier, PhD is the program manager for the Center for Genomic Health. She authored more than 10 research papers on clinical genomics, and also has professional experience in the scientific management of large-scale international research programs. Her main topics of interest are genomics and genetic testing, public health policy, data sharing, international research collaborations, ethics and research policy.

Dr. Bertier obtained a B.Sc. in Biology from Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, a Masters in International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris, and a joint PhD in Human Genetics from McGill University, and Toulouse Paul Sabatier University.


Clinical exome sequencing in France and Quebec: what are the challenges? What does the future hold?
Bertier G, Joly Y.
Life Sci Soc Policy. 2018 Aug 1;14(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s40504-018-0081-2.
PMID: 30066179

Is it research or is it clinical? Revisiting an old frontier through the lens of next-generation sequencing technologies.
Bertier G, Cambon-Thomsen A, Joly Y.
Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Oct;61(10):634-641. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.04.009. Epub 2018 Apr 25.
PMID: 29704685

Unsolved challenges in pediatric whole-exome sequencing: A literature analysis.
Bertier G, Sénécal K, Borry P, Vears DF.
Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2017 Mar;54(2):134-142. doi: 10.1080/10408363.2016.1275516. Epub 2017 Jan 28. Review.
PMID: 28132577

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing and the Unveiling of an Impaired Translation Process.
Murdoch B, Ravitsky V, Ogbogu U, Ali-Khan S, Bertier G, Birko S, Bubela T, De Beer J, Dupras C, Ellis M, Granados Moreno P, Joly Y, Kamenova K, Master Z, Marcon A, Paulden M, Rousseau F, Caulfield T.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Jan;39(1):10-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.09.004. Epub 2016 Oct 17.
PMID: 28062017

Integrating precision cancer medicine into healthcare-policy, practice, and research challenges.
Bertier G, Carrot-Zhang J, Ragoussis V, Joly Y.
Genome Med. 2016 Oct 24;8(1):108.
PMID: 27776531

Unsolved challenges of clinical whole-exome sequencing: a systematic literature review of end-users’ views.
Bertier G, Hétu M, Joly Y.
BMC Med Genomics. 2016 Aug 11;9(1):52. doi: 10.1186/s12920-016-0213-6. Review.
PMID: 27514372

Genome-based newborn screening: a conceptual analysis of the best interests of the child standard.
Sénécal K, Vears DF, Bertier G, Knoppers BM, Borry P.
Per Med. 2015 Sep;12(5):439-441. doi: 10.2217/pme.15.28. Epub 2015 Sep 3. No abstract available.
PMID: 29749887

The Role of Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing in Preventive Genomic Sequencing Programs.
Bertier G, Zawati MH, Joly Y.
Am J Bioeth. 2015;15(7):22-4. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1039732. No abstract available.
PMID: 26147258

Professionals’ attitudes regarding large-scale genetic information generated through next generation sequencing in research: a pilot study.
Miller J, Soulier A, Bertier G, Cambon-Thomsen A.
J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2014 Jul;9(3):56-8. doi: 10.1177/1556264614540595.
PMID: 25746785

Transcriptome and genome sequencing uncovers functional variation in humans.
Lappalainen T, Sammeth M, Friedländer MR, ‘t Hoen PA, Monlong J, Rivas MA, Gonzàlez-Porta M, Kurbatova N, Griebel T, Ferreira PG, Barann M, Wieland T, Greger L, van Iterson M, Almlöf J, Ribeca P, Pulyakhina I, Esser D, Giger T, Tikhonov A, Sultan M, Bertier G, MacArthur DG, Lek M, Lizano E, Buermans HP, Padioleau I, Schwarzmayr T, Karlberg O, Ongen H, Kilpinen H, Beltran S, Gut M, Kahlem K, Amstislavskiy V, Stegle O, Pirinen M, Montgomery SB, Donnelly P, McCarthy MI, Flicek P, Strom TM; Geuvadis Consortium, Lehrach H, Schreiber S, Sudbrak R, Carracedo A, Antonarakis SE, Häsler R, Syvänen AC, van Ommen GJ, Brazma A, Meitinger T, Rosenstiel P, Guigó R, Gut IG, Estivill X, Dermitzakis ET.
Nature. 2013 Sep 26;501(7468):506-11. doi: 10.1038/nature12531. Epub 2013 Sep 15.
PMID: 24037378

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