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Mr Jurgi Giraud

Profile summary

Professional biography

2015 - 2016
Année préparatoire à l'insertion en licence scientifique (APILS)
Post-baccalauréat preparatory year for entry into a scientific degree
(Physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry) - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France
2016 - 2020 
BA - English Language & Linguistics and Modern Languages - University of Sunderland, UK
2020 - 2021
MA - Translation Studies and Applied Linguistics - University of Durham, UK

Research interests

My research project will aim to domain-adapt Machine Translation (MT) technology for the Bioinformatics domain, and to evaluate this technology. As such, large in-domain parallel corpora (English-French) and monolingual comparable corpora will be compiled. Additionally, a detailed analysis of the linguistic features and patterns (e.g., Multiword Expressions MWEs, Lexical Bundles LBs) found in the domain-specific discourse of Bioinformatics, in both French and English, will be performed. 
This project aspires to build bridges between the fields of Machine Translation (MT), Translation Studies, and Bioinformatics, thereby providing valuable contribution to each of these fields of research. Knowledge and expertise from other areas of research, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP), Corpus Linguistics, and Contrastive Linguistics, will also be examined through the lens of this collaborative approach. 
This project is in collaboration with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), and is funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC DTP). 

Supervision team: Dr Andrew Gargett (lead supervisor), Dr Wendi Bacon, Dr Jérôme Devaux, and Prof Martin Weller.

Impact and engagement

25/07/2023 - Lyon, France
Invited presentation: "Translation of Bioinformatics Materials to Address Equity and Inclusivity" - Workshop for Education in Bioinformatics - WEB2023 - 31st Annual  Intelligent Systems For Molecular Biology and the 22nd Annual European Conference on Computational Biology - ISMB/ECCB 2023