Dr. Richard CORDAUX
Université de Poitiers
CNRS UMR 7267
Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions
Equipe Ecologie Evolution Symbiose
40 Avenue du Recteur Pineau
86022 Poitiers Cedex
Richard CORDAUX received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Leipzig (Germany) after working on human genetic diversity in the laboratory of Prof. Mark Stoneking at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. For his postdoctoral training, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Mark A. Batzer at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (USA), where he worked on the evolution of transposable elements in primate genomes. In 2006, he joined the Laboratory Ecology Evolution Symbiosis, a joint research unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Poitiers (France). In 2009, he received the CNRS Bronze Medal. In 2010, he was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant for the project entitled "The impact of endosymbionts on the evolution of host sex-determination mechanisms" (EndoSexDet).
Keywords: evolutionary genomics, molecular evolution, transposable elements, endosymbionts, Wolbachia, sex determination
Richard participated in the "1000 scientists talk about the future" exhibition (1000 chercheurs parlent d'avenir), in which the pictures of one thousand French scientists were projected on the walls of the prestigious Panthéon building in Paris, in October 2010.
September 3, 2013: Our paper on Armadillidium vulgare microsatellites has been accepted for publication in PLoS One. Congratulations to Isabelle and all coauthors!
August 26, 2013: Our paper on Wolbachia wLs genome sequence and phylogenomics has been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolution.
May 27, 2013: Welcome to Amine Chebbi who recently joined the ERC-funded EndoSexDet project!
April 3, 2013: Our paper on prokaryote transposable elements in eukaryote genomes has been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolution. Congratulations to Clément!
January 3, 2013: Welcome to Lise Ernenwein who recently joined the ERC-funded EndoSexDet project!
December 17, 2012: Our paper on group II intron evolution in Enterobacteriales has been published in PLoS One. Congratulations to Sébastien!
September 4, 2012: Welcome to Sébastien Leclercq who is starting a postdoctoral position to work on computational analyses of next-generation sequencing data generated as part of the ERC-funded EndoSexDet project.