Pascal Durrens works as a Senior Scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Besancon, France. He worked on the genetics and physiology of the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina, for his Ph.D. equivalent degree. He trained on molecular biology during his postdoc at the University of Essex, Essex, UK, working on the filamentous fungus aspergillus nidulans. He then focused on heterologous expression in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as well as protein-protein interaction in cytoskeleton. Since 2000, Dr. Durrens devotes his research activity to comparative genomics of hemiascomycetous yeasts as a member of the Génolevures project. He currently serves as the Editorial Manager of the Génolevures database. He taught bioinformatics at the University of Bordeaux, France. Dr. Durrens also joined the LaBRI, the research laboratory in computer science, in 2005. His research interests include comparative genomics, large-scale clustering and classification of protein sequences, and gene prediction.
Biography Updated on 24 October 2012