Academic Life and Popular Science

Reviewing activity

Reviewer for Genome Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology Resources, Molecular Ecology, Biology Letters, Ardeola: International Journal of Ornithology, The Auk, BMC Evolutionary BiologyGenetics and Molecular Biology, the Czech Science Foundation, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and Global Change Biology.

Grants and scholarships

May 2020. Applied to Royal Society Research Grant (£ 18,699). Project on the evolutionary dynamics of adaptation to the urban environment in a model grass. Results unknown.

September 2019: Applied to Marie Curie Fellowship, returning investigator (191,149.44 euros). Project BrachyAdapt on the population genomics of adaptation in Brachypodium dystachion. Score of 92.8%, reserve list. Declined.

February 2019: Applied to SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship (1,000,000 CHF). Molecular ecology of urbanization in feral pigeons (Columba livia). Rejected.

April 2010: ATUPS program travel grant from Toulouse University (1,500 euros). One month in Hopi Hoekstra’s laboratory, Harvard, United States.

Sept. 2010-Aug. 2013: PhD supported by a grant from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (50,000 euros).

Sept. 2006-Aug. 2010: Master and first year of PhD supported by a grant from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (67,000 euros).

Popular science

2010-2013: Writer for the journal Plume! ( Involvement in various popular science events in Toulouse (Novela, Fête de la Science, Nuit des chercheurs, Scientilivre). I participated to Improsciences, a perfomance gathering two scientists and two improv actors.

Teaching and supervision

2018-2019: Evaluation of Capstone theses, NYUAD. Co-supervision of a bachelor student on transposable elements evolution in ethiopian frogs.

2015-2019: Officially eligible to french « Maître de conférences » positions (equivalent to associate professor) in section 67 (Population Biology & Ecology) and in section 68 (Organismal Biology), as defined by the French National Board of the Universities (C.N.U.). 

2014-2015: Basics in Population Genetics for bachelor students. 10 hours.

2014-2015: Participation to BlockKurse at the University of Basel. Co-supervision of four bachelor students for a short research project.

2010-2012: Supervision of bachelor and master students. Co-supervision of the ornithology module at the University of Toulouse (organized by Christophe Thébaud).

2009-2010: Animal anatomy and Plant organization practical classes for bachelor students. 18 hours.

Lab life

2015: Organizer of a one day meeting for post-docs from the Basel environmental sciences department.

2009-2010: Graduate students representative at the laboratory council