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Sacha Laurent

Research interests

I am currently working on the modeling of speciation and extinction events, relating them with changes at the genomic scale. In particular, I am studying the impact of whole-genome duplication events in fishes and plants on the speciation and extinction rates of the species.


Curriculum vitae

PhD student at Marc Robinson-Rechavi and Nicolas Salamin groups, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, subject : Modeling genomes and the origin of species

Early 2011
Master thesis at Structural Bioinformatics Group, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, subject : Construction of a psychrophilic protein structure database

Fall 2010
Exchange program at Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer 2010
Internship at LBBE (Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive) in the Bioinformatics and Genomic Evolution team, subject : Phylogeny of completely sequenced genomes

Studies in bioinformatics and modeling sciences at INSA de Lyon-Section BIM

Studies in general science at the engineering school INSA de Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées)


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