The Comparative Functional Genomics G5 group
The Comparative Functional Genomics G5 group investigates how evolutionary innovations arise in vertebrate genomes through changes in gene sequences, gene expression and gene regulation. Our main model is the evolution of menstruation, a reproductive trait which was acquired during the evolution of primates, which we investigate by comparing primate uterus samples with a combination of single-cell functional assays and computational analysis.
The Team leader
Camille Berthelot, who leads the G5, is an evolutionary genomicist. She has a strong expertise on the evolution of genomes and gene regulation in mammals and fish, related to the acquisition of new traits or to dramatic changes in genome structure such as polyploidizations. Camille Berthelot was previously an INSERM research associate at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and a postdoc at EMBL-EBI in Cambridge (UK)
The starting team
Axelle Brulport, Post Doc
Malgorzata Gazda, Post Doc
Marie-Claire Rozier, Assistante