I’m interessted in evolutionnary biology and especially in questions of genetic, genomic and molecular evolution.
The biological model I’m working on is an african cichlid fish of aquacol interest : the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromys niloticus), whose sex differenciation is complex. In fact, in this species, the sex determinism is multifactoriel (genetic and environmental) and high temperatures might induce masculinization phenomenon in fry.
The aim of my PhD is to find the genetic (and epigenetic) bases of sex determinism of the Nile Tilapia whose are still not well defined. Thoses studies are carried on wild populations and implies use of new generation sequencing methods (RADseq, RNAseq) and also bio-informatics tools.