Evolution, bioinformatics, genomics & social insects

I am interested in understanding molecular mechanisms underlying speciation, adaptation, interactions between species. My current model system is the group of social insects: ants, bees, wasps. I am an evolutionary biologist, currently working with Seirian Sumner at UCL in London. My postdoc position gives me the opportunity to explore the evolution of social organisation of wasps.

Wasp Bioinformatician artwork

Summer 2020: Artwork by Raphaella Jackson (check her Instagram @alanin_artwork)

I was recently awarded a PhD in ant genomics in London at Queen Mary University of London in Yannick Wurm’s lab. My PhD project title is One or multiple ant queens? The genetic architectures underlying convergent evolution of a fundamental social trait. Read more about what I was doing in a Myrmecological News interview and The Biologist’s A Day in the Life of.

I also keep an eye on human biology literature, see our French outreach website on Batten disease.