Chariman of the “Omics in Nematology” session at the 7th International Congress of Nematology (ICN), Antibes-Juan les Pins, France. May 3-8, 2020. (Link)
Chariman of the “Evolution of Reproductive Systems” session, at the 10th symposium on “Eco-evolutionary Dynamics” at the KU Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Kulak, Belgium. Jan 8-9, 2020. (Link)
Chairman of the “Symposium of Nematode Genomics” at the 51st meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA), at San Jose, Costa Rica. July 21-25, 2019. (Link)
Chairman and convenor of the “Plant Parasitic Nematode Biology” session for the 33rd International symposium of the European Society of Nematologists (ESN) at Ghent, Belgium. September 9-13, 2018. (Link).
Chairman of the “Nematode Genomics and Transcriptomics” session for the 32nd international symposium of the European Society of Nematologists (ESN) at Braga, Portugal. August 28 – September 1, 2016. (Link).
Chairman of the “Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics” session of the INRA National Bioinformatics Days at Toulouse, France. March 21-23, 2016(Link)
Chairman of the “Population genetics and systematics” session at the 18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting in Marseilles, Marseilles, France September 16-19, 2014. (Link).
Chairman of the “Gene Expression” session for the Wellcome Trust Scientific conference on “Evolutionary Biology of Caenorhabditis and other Nematodes”, Hinxton, UK. June 14-17 2014. (Link).
Chairman of the “Nematode Genomics and Transcriptomics” session for the 31st international symposium of the European Society of Nematologists (ESN) at Adana, Turkey. September 23-27 2012. (Link).
Chairman of the “Fungal Genomics” session during the 9th meeting of Mycology – Phytopathology at Aussois (73), France. January 16-20, 2012. (Link).
Scientific committee of conferences and meetings
33rd Symposium of the European Society of Nematologists, Ghent Belgium. September 9-13, 2018.
13th edition of JOBIM (Journées Ouvertes Biologie Informatique et Mathématiques), Rennes France. July 3-6, 2012. (Link)
Annual ‘Evolutionary Biology Meeting’ in Marseille, France. (Link)
PhD defense Jury
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Vincent Loiseau. «Study of horizontal transfers of genetic material between viruses and animals», defended September 21, 2020 at the University of Paris-Saclay.
President of the Jury for the PhD Thesis Defense of Ms. Bénédicte Billard De Saint Laumer. «Evolution of developmental plasticity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans», defended May 15, 2020 at Université Côte d’Azur, France.
President of the Jury for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Johan Hallin. «Elucidating the genetic basis of variation in populations by large scale phenomics and genomics», defended March 22, 2018 at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, France.
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Boris Hespeels. «Asexual bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation: gateway to genetic exchanges and mechanisms of extreme resistance», defended August 22, 2016 at the University of Namur, Belgium.
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Florent Murat, « Etude de la plasticité évolutive et structurale des génomes de plantes » defended July 22 2016 at INRA GDEC, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Sebastian Eves van den Akker. «Molecular and bioinformatic analyses of nematode-derived proteins involved in plant-parasitism», defended October 27, 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Ms. Katarzyna Rybarcyk-Mydłowska. «Phylogenetic relationships within major nematode clades based on multiple molecular markers», defended October 7, 2013 at University of Wageningen, Netherlands.
External reviewer for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr. Eduardo De Paula Costa, «Algorithms for analyzing biological sequences» defended June 4, 2013 at KU Leuven, Belgium.
Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Ms. Phuong Thi LE, «Lateral Transfer of Sequences» defended March 14 2013 at Faculty of Medicine, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.
Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Ms. Kalliopi Georgiades, « Phylogénomique des bactéries pathogènes » defended September 8 2011 at Faculty of Medicine, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.
Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Mr Vincent Lombard, « Structuration et exploration d’information génomique et fonctionnelle des enzymes actives sur les glucides» May 12, 2011 at Faculty of Sciences, Luminy, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.
Examiner for the PhD Thesis Defense of Ms. Virginie Lopez-Rascol, « L’évolution moléculaire : de la comparaison vers la reconstruction » November 14, 2008 at Faculty of Sciences, Saint-Charles, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.
Habilitation Defence Jury
External Reviewer for the Habilitation (HDR) defense of Dr. Stéphane Bellafiore, «Etude de la résistance aux Meloidogyne graminicola chez le riz et des mécanismes de contournement de la résistance», defended June 26, 2020 at IRD and the University of Montpellier, France.
Member of PhD committees
Mr. Nicolo Tellini “Shared polymorphisms among yeast species accumulated across a broad evolutionary timescale” (Supervisor: Dr. Gianni Liti, CNRS, IRCAN, Nice).14th od September 2020 (1st).
Ms. Marine Poullet “” (Supervisor: Prof. Ludovic Orlando, CNRS, UMR AMIS, Toulouse). 17th of January 2020 (1st).
Ms. Hayat Hage “Exploring the genomic and functional diversity related to wood degradation within Polyporales fungi” (Supervisor: Dr. Marie-Noëlle Rosso, BBF, Marseille). 19th of December 2018 (1st).
Ms. Ngan PHAN THI “Evolutionary history of a plant root parasite: Meloidogyne graminicola” (Supervisors: Prof. Michel Lebrun, University of Montpellier, Stéphane Bellafiore, IRD Montpellier, Guillaume Besnard, CNRS, Toulouse). 17th of September 2018 (1st); 18th of September 2019 (2nd).
Ms. Alice Rouan “Dynamique des télomères chez les coraux et impact du stress” (Supervisor: Dr. Eric Gilson, IRCAN, Nice). 3rd of October 2017 (1st) ; 16th of July 2018 (2nd).
Ms. Benedicte Billard De Saint Laumer “The molecular basis of natural genetic variation in adaptive developmental plasticity: C. elegans dauer induction” (Supervisor: Dr. Christian Braendle, IBV, Nice). 13th of October 2017 (1st); 1st of November 2018 (2nd).