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 Dr. Richard CORDAUX
 Université de Poitiers
 CNRS UMR 7267
 Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions
 Equipe Ecologie Evolution Symbiose
 Bat B8-B35
 6 Rue Michel Brunet
 TSA 51106
 86073 Poitiers Cedex 9
 FRANCE

 Phone: +33-(0)5-49-45-36-51
 Fax: +33-(0)5-49-45-40-15
 Email: richard.cordaux@univ-poitiers.fr

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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). In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of CNRS Senior Investigator (Directeur de Recherche, DR2)

Keywords: evolutionary genomics, molecular evolution, transposable elements, endosymbionts, Wolbachia, sex determination

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description 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.




LATEST NEWS



December 8, 2014: Congratulations to Myriam, who passed her Ph.D. defense! Her Ph.D. dissertation was on the genetic basis of Wolbachia-induced feminization in the isopod A. vulgare.




October 7, 2014: Welcome to Thomas Becking who is starting his Ph.D. project on the evolution of sex determination in isopods.




October 1, 2014: Richard is promoted to the rank of CNRS Senior Investigator (Directeur de Recherche, DR2).




September 12, 2014: Our paper on molecular evolution of homologous recombination genes in Wolbachia has been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolution. Congratulations to Myriam, Isabelle, Fabrice and Pierre!




July 31, 2014: Our paper on endogenous viruses in the Armadillidium vulgare genome has been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolution. Congratulations to Julien, Sébastien, Bouziane and Clément!




January 30, 2014: Our paper on baculoviruses as vectors of horizontal transfer of transposable elements has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Clément, Lise and all coauthors!




January 23, 2014: Our genome paper on Hepatoplasma symbionts has been accepted for publication in Genome Biology and Evolutione. Congratulations to Sébastien and all coauthors!




January 16, 2014: Welcome to Julien Thézé 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.