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Postdocs

Georgios D Koutsovoulos

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UCA JEDI fellow: May the 4th 2019 — ongoing

AgreensKills+ fellow: 01 Nov. 2016 — 03 May 2019

Main topic: Evolutionary trajectory of the root-knot nematodes, emergence and evolution of plant parasitism

Comparative genomics, phylogenetics and bioinformatics

Romain Blanc-Mathieu

ANR JCJC ‘ASEXEVOL’ fellow: 01/01/2015 — 30/04/2015

University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis fellow: 01/01/2014 — 31/12/2014

Origin and consequences of the duplicated genome structures of tropical root-knot nematodes.

Now research scientist at the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory (CEA, Link), Grenoble, France.

Celine Vens

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FWO fellow: 01/10/2009 — 31/07/2010

Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence. Prediction of motifs in effectors, prediction of effector proteins using AI.

Now Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at KULAK, a KU Leuven campus in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Engineers

Amandine Campan-Fournier

ANR NEMATARGETS Fellow

Identification of genes and proteins conserved in plant-parasitic nematodes but absent from non-parasitic species.

PhD Students

Carole Belliardo

Djampa K. Kozlowski

Fabricio Arraes

Ana Zotta Mota

Master Students

ALEXIA KUNTZ (2020)

Master II bioinformatics, Univerisity of Bordeaux (6 months)

“Gene loss and pseudogenisation after whole genome duplications in root-knot nematodes”

Adrien Deceneux (2019)

Master II, Life Sciences, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (6 months)

Co-supervisor: Marc Bailly-Bechet

“Mining soil metagenomes to identify horizontal gene transfers in root-knot nematodes”

Marine Poullet (2018)

Master II, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (6 months)

Co-supervisor: Georgios D Koutsovoulos

“Exploring the genome structure of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne enterolobii

Now PhD student in the lab of Dr. Ludovic Orlando (Toulouse, France)

Julie Dazeniere (2018)

Master II, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (6 months)

Co-supervisor: Marc Bailly-Bechet

“Spatial organization and expression of parasitism genes in the nematode pest Meloidogyne incognita

Now PhD student in the lab of Dr. Bousios, University of Sussex, France

Carole Belliardo (2017)

Master II, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (6 months)

Co-supervisor: Marc Bailly-Bechet

“Horizontal gene transfers of viral origin in the genomes of root-knot nematodes”

Now PhD student in our lab.

David Pratella (2016)

Master I, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (5 months)

Co-supervisor: Martine Da Rocha

“Detecting functional impact of the duplicated genome structure of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita at the homeologous gene copy expression level”

Now engineer in the lab of Dr. Silvia Bottini.

Djampa K Kozlowski (2015)

Master I, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (5 months)

“Deciphering the phylogenetic relationship of the major root-knot nematode species using concatenated mitochondrial markers”

Now PhD student in our lab.

Morgane Demeocq (2014)

Master I, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (5 months)

Co-supervisors: Etienne Danchin, Laetitia Zurletto, Martine Da Rocha

“Annotation of transposable elements in root-knot nematode genomes”

Nicolas Nottet (2013)

Master II, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (6 months)

Co-supervisor: Laetita Zurletto

“Analysis of gene expression patterns during the developmenta life cycle of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita

Lauriane Massardier (2012)

Master I, Life Sciences, “Biology Informatics Mathematics”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis (5 months)

Co-supervisor: Laetita Zurletto

“Identification of functional divergence at the expression level between gene copies resulting from whole genome duplication in the root-knot nematode Meloidoyne incognita”

Now postdoc at I3S laboratory

Vivien Deshaies (2011)

Master I, Bioinformatics, modeling and statistics, University of Rouen (4 months)

Co-supervisor: Laetita Zurletto

“Reconstruction of the mitochondrial genomes of the root-knot nematodes M. incognita and M. hapla and phylognetic analysis”

Now bioinformatics engineer in Institut Curie

Martine Da Rocha (2010)

Master II, Bioinformatics, modeling and statistics, University of Rouen (12 months)

“Development of a web server ‘NEMESIS (Nematode Electronic Sequence Information and Services )’, to mine, compare and retrieve sequences in root-knot nematode genomes and transcriptomes”

Now bioinformatics engineer at INRA in the bioinformatics and genomics platform of Agrobiotech Institute

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