Florian Carlier obtained his Master degree from the Université Paris-Sud, studying the oxidative stress response in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He then pursued his PhD at the Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC) under supervision of Pr. Fabienne Malagnac. There his work focused on the organization and function of heterochromatin during sexual development in the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina. Currently, Florian is a post-doctotoral researcher in the Fungal Epigenomics Group, studying the mechanisms of repeat-induced point mutation (RIP) and repeat-induced gene silencing (RIGS) in the model fungus Neurospora crassa.