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Benjamin Haibe-Kains

Faculty Affiliate

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Benjamin Haibe-Kains is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM), University Health Network, and Professor in the Medical Biophysics Department of the University of Toronto. Benjamin earned his PhD in Bioinformatics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). Supported by a Fulbright Award, he did his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health (USA). He is now the Canada Research Chair in Computational Pharmacogenomics and the Scientific Director of the Cancer Digital Intelligence Program at PM. Benjamin’s research focuses on the integration of high-throughput data from various sources to simultaneously analyze multiple facets of carcinogenesis. Benjamin’s team analyzes large-scale radiological and (pharmaco) genomic datasets to develop new prognostic and predictive models to improve cancer care.

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Data Science
  • Computational Biology


  • 2022 New Scholar, Royal Society of Canada (Canada)
  • 2021 Runner Up, MAQC Society Award
  • 2020 Mona Gauthier Award, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)
  • 2020 Canadian Research Chair Tier 2 in Computational Pharmacogenomics (Canada)
  • 2019 Canadian Cancer Society Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize (Canada)
  • 2017 Early Career Researcher Program award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Cancer Research, Canadian Cancer Society, and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (Canada)
  • 2015 New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Canada)
  • 2015 Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation/Ministry of Research & Innovation of Ontario (Canada)
  • 2010 Solvay Awards for doctoral research, Solvay Institutes (Belgium)
  • 2009 Fulbright award for postdoctoral research (US-Belgium)