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Anna-Sophie Fiston-Lavier

Lecturer
Université de Montpellier

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Work interests

My research focuses on the study of the population dynamics and evolution of the transposable elements (TEs), one type of repeats, mainly in insect genomes (Petrov et al, MBE 2011; Barron et al, Annual Review of Genetics, 2014; Maumus et al, Current Opinion in Insect Science 2015). I am also particularly interested in the impact of TEs on genome structure (Fiston-Lavier et al, Genome Research 2007), evolution and adaptation (Kelley et al Nature Comm. 2014). Another interest of my research is to assess the veracity of the new sequencing technologies and develop tools for the detection, annotation and analyze of TEs (McCoy et al PLoS One, 2014; Fiston-Lavier et al NAR 2011, 2014; Bogaerts-Márquez et al Bioinformatics, 2020).

Keywords :

Transposable element – Sequencing technologies – Evolution – Genomics – Bioinformatics

Additional roles and responsibilities :

– Vice-President of the French Bioinformatics Society (2020-2023)
– Head of the Bioinformatics, Knowledge, Data course of the Master’s Degree in Health Sciences and Numerics (2015-2021)
– Responsible for the educational innovation project “Bioinformatics Learning Lab” (BILL) (since 2018)

The Institute of Evolutionary Science of Montpellier (ISEM – University of Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, CIRAD, INRAP) has been focusing research on biodiversity origins and dynamics and the associated evolutionary mechanisms.