Guillaume Achaz Professor

Course and current status

Current situation

Where and when

  • 2019-now : Professor (Univ de Paris).
  • 2009-2010: Delegation CNRS (sabbatical at Kyoto Univ).
  • 2005-2019 : Associate Professor (Sorbonne Université).
  • 2005         : Bioinformatics engineering (Modul-Bio, Marseille).
  • 2002-2005: Postdoc with John Wakeley (Harvard University).
  • 1999-2002: PhD with Eric Coissac & Pierre Netter (UPMC ; IJM).

Scientific summary


   Theoretical Biology, Molecular Evolution, Bioinformatics


   I am interested in caracterizing the evolutionary process at work that molds the current (genetic) diversity. To do so, I use a mix of mathematical modeling, computer simulations and genomic data analysis to confront models to the real biological world. I have developped interest in Population Genetics, Comparative Genomics and more Generaly any type of Molecular Evolution. I also love teaching these subjects among others. Finally I am fond of historical and philosophical perspectives on the field of evolutionary biology.

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