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Samuel Blanquart, Inria researcher in bioinformatics and molecular biology

Main research topics

  • Phylogenetics. Phylogenetic modelling (PhD thesis 2007), phylogenetic inferences and ancestral sequence reconstruction (e.g. see Blanquart et al. 2021). Phylogenetic and functional nalysis of a complex multi-paralog and multidomaine gene familly, the ADAM TS/TSL (PhD student: Olivier Dennler).
  • Metagenomics. Reconstruction of phylogenetic markers from metagenomic data (PhD student, Pierre Pericard).
  • Transcriptomics. Modelling of the gene orthologous splicing structures and prediction of orthologous isoforms (PhD student: Nicolas Guillaudeux. Postdoctoral fellow: Antoine Aymeric-Lorquin, 2018). Evolution of the TRPM8 isoforms in Amniota (Blanquart et al 2019).
  • System biology. Estimating ecosystem metabolisms from sequenced 16S RNA environmental samples (PhD student Arnaud Belcour).


PhD Students

  • Pierre Pericard. PhD defense December 2017. BONSAI team, Inria / Lille University.
  • Nicolas Guillaudeux. 2018-2021. PhD defense December 2021. DYLISS team, Inria Rennes University.
  • Arnaud Belcour. Since 2019. DYLISS team, Inria / Rennes University.
  • Olivier Dennler. Since 2019. DYLISS team, Inria / Rennes University.



  • Since 2018. Junior researcher at Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, DYLISS team (Rennes, France).
  • 2010 to 2018. Junior researcher at Inria Lille - Nord Europe, BONSAI team (Lille France).
  • 2010. Posdoctoral fellow at ISEM, Molecular evolution team (Montpellier, France).
  • 2009. Postdoctoral fellow at EBI, Goldman group (Cambridge, UK).
  • 2007 to 2009. Postdoctoral fellow at LIRMM, MAB team (Montepellier, France).
  • 2004 to 2007. PhD student at LIRMM, MAB team (Montpellier, France).

Krister M. Swenson   

Journal articles1 document

  • Samuel Blanquart, Jean-Stéphane Varré, Paul Guertin, Amandine Perrin, Anne Bergeron, et al.. Assisted transcriptome reconstruction and splicing orthology. BMC Genomics, BioMed Central, 2016, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB) Comparative Genomics Satellite Workshop: genomics, 17 (Suppl 10), pp.786. ⟨10.1186/s12864-016-3103-6⟩. ⟨hal-01396410⟩