Sagane Joye

I obtained a bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in 2017, followed by a master's degree in Life Sciences in Behaviour, Evolution, and Conservation with a specialisation in Computational Ecology and Evolution from UNIL in 2019. 

I then worked as a bioinformatician in Didier Trono's group at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where I developed a workflow to identify and analyse cancer-specific transposable element-driven transpochimeric gene transcripts (TcGTs).

Currently, I am working as a bioinformatician in Robert Waterhouse's group on a project investigating the evolution of the moulting process in arthropods. My responsibilities include de novo assembly and annotation of approximately 25 arthropod species, mainly from non-insect lineages, including terrestrial and aquatic species. 

Additionally, I am part of the European Reference Genome Atlas (ERGA) Pilot Project (, producing genome assemblies and annotations of several Swiss species.

Furthermore, I am also working in Marc Robinson’s group as a computational biologist for Bgee (, a database to perform high-throughput and automated comparisons of gene expression patterns between species. In this context, I computationally support the biocuration of transcriptomic data and adapt Bgee's transcriptomic data analysis pipelines. 


My research interests are centered on Genomics and Transcriptomics for Evolutionary Biology, and I am dedicated to creating tools and reproducible workflows that can be of value to the scientific community.

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