Cécile Pizot was born in Lyon, France. She graduated from INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Science) in 2011, obtaining an engineering diploma (Master in Science and Technology) in Bioinformatics and Modelling. During her studies, she undertook several academic and industry-based research internships in multidisciplinary environments including the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics team of IPSOGEN (Marseille) and the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomic (LBGI) at IGBMC (Strasbourg). In January 2012, Cécile joined the International Prevention Research Institute as a Research Officer, specialised in biostatistics applied to epidemiology and public health. Her main research topics focus on cancer mortality trends especially for breast cancer, physical activity and breast cancer, vitamin D and diabetes, epidemiology and aetiology of pancreas cancer.