- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Microbiology, Microbial genomics, Bioinformatics
Deciphering the pangenomic evolution of Listeria monocytogenes species
This project consists of determining the core genome (genes shared by all genomes), the accessory genes (shared by 15% to 98% of analysed genomes), and specific genes (shared by 1 to 2% of analysed genomes). You'll use this information to decipher the genomic characteristics of a particular group of L. monocytogenes involved in a specific phenomenon (diseases, outbreak link to food or environmental pollution etc..).
Exploring human oro-pharyngial microbiota using a computational approach
This project involves deciphering the microbial diversity of human oro-pharyngeal cavity using DNA metabarcoding approach. We will be using publicly available data from NCBI. You will learn how to choose and use computational tools to analyze metagenomic datasets and determine various diversities including alpha and beta diversity of microbiota.