I am a geneticist by training with a strong interest in understanding the molecular basis of phenotypic variation, a grand scientific question that gradually pushed me to hang up the pipettes and transition to bioinformatics.
Over the years, my curiosity-driven and integrative approach of biology led me to acquire first-hand experience in:
- epigenetics, chromatin-based regulation of gene expression, epigenomics (BS-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq data analysis),
- genetics, genomics (DNA sequence variant detection, mutation accumulation experiments),
- quantitative genetics (QTL mapping in experimental populations) ;
a “jack of many trades” style of skills that provides me with the required background to tackle problems in a creative way.
Since I joined the Hub in January 2021, I have been taking part in various projects (including the curation of SARS-CoV-2 sequence data) while also putting my hands into pipeline development.