Patrick Wincker (Project leader), Olivier Jaillon, Eric Pelletier
Genoscope, Institut de Génomique du CEA, France

The Genoscope is investigating the genomics and transcriptomics of plankton community, with particular emphasis on:

  • Gene novelty in marine plankton
  • Creation of a marine eukaryote gene set through metatranscriptomics.
  • Comparative metagenomics of eukaryotes.
  • Functional genomics  of marine eukaryotes through the creation of an extensive collection of single-cell genomes
  • Sequencing metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, and reference single-cell genomes from Tara stations.

Relevant publications

  1. Argout X, et al., The genome of Theobroma cacao. Nat Genet. 2011 Feb;43(2):1018. Epub 2010 Dec 26.
  2. Denoeud F, et al., Plasticity of animal genome architecture unmasked by rapid evolution of a pelagic tunicate. Science. 2010 Dec 3;330(6009):1381-5. Epub 2010 Nov 18.
  3. Cock JM, et al., The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae. Nature. 2010 Jun 3;465(7298):617-21.
  4. Martin F, et al., Périgord black truffle genome uncovers evolutionary origins and mechanisms of symbiosis. Nature. 2010 Apr 15;464(7291):1033-8. Epub 2010 Mar 28.
  5. Denoeud F, et al., Annotating genomes with massive-scale RNA sequencing. Genome Biol. 2008;9(12):R175. Epub 2008 Dec 16.

1 postdoc working on Genomics and transcriptomics of metazoan zooplankton.
1 postdoc to work on bioinformatics approaches for comparing eukaryote metagenomes and metatranscriptomes across large geographical distances.

For application, please send your CV to Patrick or Olivier.