Skip to Main content
New interface
Number of documents


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).

Manolo Gouy   

Journal articles3 documents

  • Samuel Blanquart, Mathieu Groussin, Aline Le Roy, Gergely J Szöllosi, Eric Girard, et al.. Resurrection of Ancestral Malate Dehydrogenases Reveals the Evolutionary History of Halobacterial Proteins : Deciphering Gene Trajectories and Changes in Biochemical Properties. Molecular Biology and Evolution, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2021, pp.1-44. ⟨10.1093/molbev/msab146⟩. ⟨hal-03231689⟩
  • Mathieu Groussin, Bastien Boussau, Sandrine Charles, Samuel Blanquart, Manolo Gouy. The molecular signal for the adaptation to cold temperature during early life on Earth. Biology Letters, Royal Society, The, 2013, 9 (5), pp.20130608. ⟨10.1098/rsbl.2013.0608⟩. ⟨hal-00918283⟩
  • Bastien Boussau, Samuel Blanquart, Anamaria Necsulea, Nicolas Lartillot, Manolo Gouy. Parallel Adaptations to High Temperatures in the Archean Eon. Nature, Nature Publishing Group, 2008, 456 (7224), pp.942-945. ⟨10.1038/nature07393⟩. ⟨lirmm-00324159⟩