My research is mainly focused on the development of computational and methodological approaches related to environmental genomics and more particularly the evolution and biodiversity of species-rich lineages, both from a genomic and functional perspective. I produced new computational algorithms related to large-scale orthology inference. I designed visualization tools for complex evolutionary scenarios and more recently an algorithm related to species identification in metagenomes (current work). This allowed me to develop strong methodological skills for sequence analysis, NGS, metagenomics and phylogenetics. With these tools, I explored biological questions related to functional and evolutionary aspects of mammalians but also questions related to bacterial/symbiotic communities (holobionts), to biodiversity discovery and to trophic interactions.
- Standardized benchmarking in the quest for orthologs. Adrian M. Altenhoff, Brigitte Boeckmann, […] Benjamin Linard, […] Christophe Dessimoz. 2016, Nature Methods
- Metagenome Skimming of Insect Specimen Pools: Potential for Comparative Genomics. Benjamin Linard, Alex Crampton-Platt, Martijn J.T.N. Timmermans, Alfried Vogler. 2015, Genome Biology and Evolution
- Detection and decay rates of prey and prey symbionts in the gut of a predator through metagenomics. Débora P. Paula, Benjamin Linard, David Andow, […] Alfried Vogler. 2014, Molecular Ecology Resources
- OrthoInspector 2.0: Software and database updates. Benjamin Linard, AllotAlexis, […] Olivier Poch, Odile Lecompte. 2014, Bioinformatics
- OrthoInspector: Comprehensive orthology analysis and visual exploration. Benjamin Linard, Julie Thompson, Olivier Poch, Odile Lecompte. 2011, BMC Bioinformatics