I obtained a PhD in phylogeny in 2008 at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, then worked as a post-doc in Torino (Italy, 2009 – 2011) and Faro (Portugal, 2011 – 2013) where I worked on methodological aspects of phylogeny.
In 2013, I have been hired as research engineer in bioinformatics at the Institut de Génétique Humaine in Montpellier where I wrote tools to analyze high-throughput sequencing data, especially small RNA-seq. This is also the kind of job I do now at Institut Pasteur since 2016.
I enjoy programming in Python, I’m interested in evolutionary biology, and I find teaching the UNIX command-line and other practical computer skills a rewarding activity. I’m also particularly involved in a course introducing PhD students (and sometimes other staff at Institut Pasteur) to R programming and basic descriptive statistics. The course support is available on-line and can hopefully be studied autonomously: https://hub-courses.pages.pasteur.fr/R_pasteur_phd/First_steps_RStudio.html
One of my main activities is the development of automated data analysis workflows.
See also my page at the bioinformatics and biostatistics hub.
My published work is available here: http://www.normalesup.org/~bli/useful.html