I’m interested in studying the prevalence and impact of positive selection on animal protein coding genes. I use simulations to explore the power and limitations of codon based models of selection. I perform high throughput analyses of homologous gene families, to relate positive selection to gene function and to the evolution of organisms.
University of Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland)
• PhD (Genomic Evolution) in BioInformatics, Marc Robinson-Rechavi's lab, Department of Ecology and Evolution
2007 – 2009
University Bordeaux1 (Bordeaux, France).
• MSc (Master of Science) in Biology – BioInformatics
2003 – 2007
UL (Lebanese University) - Faculty of Sciences, section 1.
• Maîtrise (4th year) in Biology
2008-2009 [6 months]
University of Lausanne & Swiss institute of BioInformatics
• Internship :Integration of a new data type and conception of new algorithms to retrieve gene expression by comparing similarity (Homology, Analogy) relations between organs, a dataBase for gene expression evolution (Bgee).
2007-2008 [3 months]
• Training Project: Molecular visualization software and simulation of phenomena of oxydoreduction in an enzymatic complex (Name: AMORSS2, code in python)
2006-2007 [6 months]
UL (Lebanese University)
• Training project on the genetically modified plants (PGM)