Bernard G. OFFMANN PhD in Molecular Genetics

Course and current status

  • Since Jan 2017 - Director of UFIP lab (UMR CNRS 6286)
  • Since Oct 2011 - Full Professor in Biochemistry and Computational Biology, Université de Nantes
  • Nov 2007 - Sept 2011 - Deputy Dean in Charge of Research, Doctoral Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Sciences & Technologies, Université de La Réunion
  • Oct 2006 - Sept 2011 - Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Computational Biology, Université de La Réunion
  • Oct 2002 - Sept 2006 - Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Université de La Réunion

Scientific summary

My research activities and area of expertise are in computational approaches towards structural and functional characterization of large protein families.

In this respect, I sometimes develop my own computational methods, tools and databases with applications in the field of protein engineering, structure prediction, fold recognition, glycoenzymology but also chemical-biology of olfaction in insects.

My teaching activities are in the area of biochemistry. I also teach computational biology and structural bioinformatics to biology students.

Publications :

  • 41 articles in peer-reviewed international journals

On-going projects :

  • Ab-initio modelling of protein structures using a structural alphabet
  • Structural and functional characterisation of OBP in insects using structural bioinformatics approaches
  • Understanding the regioselectivity of bacterial sucrose phosphorylases for the production of rare sugars and glycosylated flavonoides
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