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Assistant professor (lecturer) at the University of Montpellier in France, since September 2013, I joined the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISE-M). I work in the « Phylogénie et Evolution Moleculaire » team.

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Since July 2020, vice-president of the French Society of Bioinformatics (SFBI).

logo_MUSEHead of the Master of Sciences and Digital Technology for Healthcare Specialty Bioinformatics, Knowledge, Data, I am teaching Computer Sciences and genomics (Omics). Co-head of the Bioinformatics Learning Lab of the Faculty of Science – Montpellier University (BILL).

capture d_écran 2019-01-15 à 18.53.52My research focuses on the study of the impact of transposable elements, one type of DNA repeats, on genome structure, evolution and adaptation bringing together computational and experimental approaches with a particular interest for new sequencing technologies.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Since 2020 – Elected member of the board of the French Society of Bioinformatics.
  • Since 2019 – Co-head of BioInformatics Learning Lab (BILL) of the Faculty of Science. Montpellier. France.
  • Since 2015 – Head of Bioinformatics Master in Montpellier. France
  • 2014-2015 – Co-head of Bioinformatics Master in Montpellier. France
  • 2014-2018 – Elected member of the Faculty of Science council. Montpellier. France.
  • Since Sept. 2013 – Assistant professor (lecturer) at the University of Montpellier – Faculty of Sciences. Institute of Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier (ISE-M), France.
  • 2009-2013 – Consultant for a high-speed sequencing data processing and analysis platform. Scale Genomics. California. US.
  • Apr. 2008 – Aug. 2013 – Post-doctoral fellow in Population Genomics. Dmitri Petrov lab, Dept. of Biology, Stanford University. California. US.
  • Oct. 2004 – March 2008 – PhD student in Genomics, under the supervision of Hadi Quesneville. Laboratory of Genome Dynamics and Evolution – Anxolabéhère Dominique lab. Jacques Monod Institute. Pierre and Marie Curie University (Sorbonne University), France.
  • 2003 – 2004 – Master degree in Genetics, Pierre and Marie Curie University (Sorbonne University), France.
  • 2002 – 2003 – Licence degree in Bioinformatics, Université Denis Diderot/Paris 7, France.

FUNDING

  • Since 2020 – ANR NeGa – Influence of effective population size (Ne) on animal Genome Architecture ( Task3 – Head : Tristan Lefebure ) – member.
  • Since 2019 – CNRS MITI – Project MITESMonitoring the Impact of Transposable Element activity on genome structure and function, in response to environmental and chemical Stresses – head.
  • 2017 – 2020 – Labex CEMEB – Project D-Range – Environmental and evolutionary Drivers of species distributions and RANGE limits – member.
  • Since 2015 – Labex NUMEV – master student training – head.
  • 2013 – 2014 – Stanford University – France-US collaboratif funding – Molecular basis of cytoplasmic incompatibility induced by wolbachia in the culex pipiens mosquito complex : Role of transposable elements ?

MENTORING

Current members : 2 PhD candidates, 4 undergraduate students
Former members > 20 students with 2 post-doc


CONTACT

ISEM – UMR CNRS-IRD-UM 5554
Université de Montpellier
2 Place Eugène Bataillon
bâtiment 22, RDC, CC065
34095 Montpellier
Cedex 05 – France
+33 (0)4 67 14 47 15
email: anna-sophie.fiston-lavier [at] umontpellier [dot] fr
ORCID: 0000-0002-7306-6532