Laurent is an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at the de Duve Institute, UCLouvain, in Belgium. His research group focuses on the development and application of statistical learning for the analysis and comprehension of large scale biological data. Since 2010, he has focused on the processing and analysis of mass spectrometry-based quantitative proteomics data in general, and spatial proteomics data in particular. The development and publication of scientific software is an integral part of his work, as reflected by his numerous contributions to the Bioconductor project. Laurent is an avid open research advocate, making his research outputs openly available. He is a Software Sustainability Institute fellow, a Data and Software Carpentry instructor and an ASAPbio ambassador.