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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).

Simon M. Dittami   

Preprints, Working Papers, ...1 document

  • Arnaud Belcour, Jeanne Got, Méziane Aite, Ludovic Delage, Jonas Collen, et al.. AuCoMe: inferring and comparing metabolisms across heterogeneous sets of annotated genomes. 2022. ⟨hal-03778267⟩