I’m an evolutionary biologist who uses bioinformatics tools to understand evolution at the molecular level.
Currently, my work focuses on several questions:
1) What is the impact of non-adaptive forces on molecular evolution? I am interested in the impact of genetic drift on the adaptive capacities of animals evolving in small populations. In particular, I study the influence of population size variations on the evolution of genome size (ANR NeGA).
2) What are the molecular traces of adaptation? As part of collaborative projects, I am interested in adaptation at the molecular level in the acquisition of myrmecophagy in mammals (ERC ConvergeAnt) and in the change of host plants in butterflies (ERC GAIA).
3) I am also interested in the diversity and conservation of insect pollinators and orthopterans of the French fauna.
– Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)