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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).

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Since June 2021, I am Junior member of IUF

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Co-head of the Bioinformatics Learning Lab (BILL).

 

 

My 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 2021 – Awardee – Junior member of IUF
  • 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

  • 2021-2026 – University Institute of France (IUF)
  • 2020-2021 – CNRS MITI  « défi Adaptation du vivant à son environnement » – Project MITESMonitoring the Impact of Transposable Element activity on genome structure and function, in response to environmental and chemical Stresses – head.
  • Since 2020 – ANR NeGa – Influence of effective population size (Ne) on animal Genome Architecture ( Task3 – Head : Tristan Lefebure ) – member.
  • 2019-2020 – 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
Web of Science ResearcherID : ABC-4950-2020