Research Team

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

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.

The scientific activities of the Tara Oceans expedition, led by EMBL senior scientist Eric Karsenti, present an unprecedented effort that resulted in 35,000 samples containing millions of small organism collected in more than 210 ocean stations, chosen for their climatic significance or biodiversity.