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After a master degree in bioinformatics at the university of Montpellier in France, I did a PhD in Bioinformatics in the aquaculture team at the CIRAD (Agricultural research for development) in Montpellier, France. I worked on the analysis of linkage groups associated to the sex cascade in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). I collected and integrated heterogeneous information (genomic, protein, mapping information, ...) existing on tilapia using comparative genomic analyses and BioPerl scripts. Then, when the genome sequence was available, I assembled scaffolds into chromosomes and I annotated, analysed the chromosome of interest using methods, tools and data I developed and already existing tools (such as maker). I finally analysed genes of interest using phylogeny analyses and synteny groups. This work was done using the high-performance computing Unix/Linux environment of the CIRAD team of bioinformatics.
Then I worked for 18 months at Syngenta in Toulouse (France), where I developed a pipeline to transfer markers coming from NGS sequencing. I tested and used whole genome alignment tool such as Satsuma, Mummer and Lastz and in-house perl scripts to create this pipeline. I will be working as an annotation expert here at BILS.