Stage: Omics datasets to predict chronic kidney allograft rejection from blood biomarkers

 Stage · Stage M2  · 6 mois    Bac+3 / Licence   CR2TI · Nantes (France)

 Date de prise de poste : 1 mars 2023


Kidney transplantation prediction transcriptomics epigenomics genomics


Title : Omics datasets to predict chronic kidney allograft rejection from blood biomarkers

Background : Kidney transplantation is currently the best treatment of end-stage renal disease, improving both patient survival and quality of life. Development of efficient immunosuppressive treatments has significantly improved the 1-yr graft survival rate, but the long-term graft survival has remained stable over the past 30 years (60% at 10-yrs) and is still a major issue in kidney transplantation. Limiting chronic graft loss is all the more essential as the number of patients on waiting list has been increasing for a stable number of available grafts over the last decades.

Problematic : So far, very few omic strategies have been implemented to investigate chronic kidney graft loss and most of them had limited power, notably due to the challenges of collecting relevant material. Nevertheless, two omic studies identified a B cell signature in PBMC associated with graft rejection at a transcriptomic and epigenomic (DNA methylation) levels. However, no clear molecular pathway for chronic graft rejection has been characterized due to limited sample sizes.

Objectives : We collected genomic (GWAS) and transcriptomic (RNAseq) data on 167 samples from kidney transplanted patients experiencing or not chronic allograft rejection. In addition, we have collected GWAS data for over 4,200 individuals. The intern will leverage these large datasets to investigate the impact of blood biomarkers (genetic or gene expression level) from kidney transplanted patients on chronic allograft rejection and prioritize molecular regulation networks. In a second step, the intern will assess the predictive and diagnosis potential of the identified biomarkers using AI tools.

Important : The internship is adapted for bioinformaticians or computer scientists with an interest for the biomedical field (the biological skills can be acquired during the internship).


Procédure : Send your resume and cover letter to and

Date limite : 31 août 2023


Martin Morin

Offre publiée le 24 février 2023, affichage jusqu'au 30 avril 2023