Olivier Bastien was born in France in 1974. Bastien graduated from Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. Between 1995 and 2002, he obtained two M.S. degrees in population biology and molecular-cellular biology. In 2002, he obtained his M.S. degree in biomathematics (also called theoretical biology or mathematical biology) from Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) University, Paris, France and the University of Paris Diderot (Paris VII), Paris, France. In addition, he started working on his Ph.D. thesis in chloroplast envelope membranes under the guidance of Dr. Jacques Joyard at the Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire V ég étale at the CEA Grenoble Centre, Grenoble, France. In April 2006, he obtained his Ph.D. degree with a thesis focussing on the development of theoretical and numerical mathematical tools for the genome comparison under the direction of Dr. Eric Maréchal. That same year, he joined the Epigenetic and Parasites Group headed by Dr. Hakimi at the Dr. Cesbron 's Adaptation and Pathogenesis of Microorganisms Laboratory. This year was funded by the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale. In 2007, he joined the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) as a Research Scientist and came back at the Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire V égétale at the CEA-Grenoble Centre and which is currently headed by Dr. Norbert Rolland. His current research interests focus on system biology, evolutionary biology, artificial life, and astrobiology. An exhaustive list of his publications and research interests can be found on his website: http://perso.numericable.fr/bastien.olivier/.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2011