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My research focuses on the analysis of non-coding regions of the human genome using high-throughput sequencing data such as (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ChIA-PET, DNase-seq, MNAse-seq, etc..). I am interested in understanding how the so called non-coding genome play a central role in gene regulation. This previously "junk-dna" is currently seen as playing a key and extremely complex role in our genome. How those yet un-annotated regulatory elements can shape the expression and the dynamics of our genomes is the main goal of my work.
|Aurelien||Griffon||Now at bioMerieux|
The picture above is taken from the Calanques, and represents the Riou islands a mile away from the Calanques of Marseille. Wikipedia (copy/paste here) describe that a calanque is a narrow, steep-walled inlet that is developed in limestone found along the Mediterranean coast. A calanque is a steep-sided valley formed by fluvial erosion or the collapse of the roof of a cave that has been subsequently partially submerged by a rise in sea level.
The calanques between Marseille and Cassis are popular offering several spectacular panoramas. A great number of hikers and trail runners frequent the area, following pre-marked trails. The cliffs are also used as training spots for rock climbers.