I am a PhD student at the Institute of Chemistry of Nice, in the south of France. My research project tackles taste perception (and sometimes olfaction) using computational approaches. My day-to-day work includes homology modeling of bitter taste receptors, building machine-learning models to predict taste modalities from chemical structures, writing Python or Bash scripts, and a bit of teaching.
GPA: M1 15.1/20 - M2 14.9/20
GPA: L1 15.8/20 - L2 14.9/20 - L3 14.5/20
Techniques: Molecular modeling, chemoinformatics, machine-learning, molecular dynamics, web-development
Development of QSAR models for the prediction of several gustative and olfactive properties
Calculation of binding affinities of ligand-receptor complexes from MD simulations, using the MM/PBSA approach
Construction of 3D models of several bitter taste receptors using homology modeling and multiple sequence alignment
Volunteer work for the design and maintenance of the consortium webpage
Development for the Python module MDAnalysis. In charge of the RDKit interoperability project:
Developped ChemFlow, a series of computational chemistry workflows:
Lecture given to middle school students
For first year bachelor students (L1)
For second year bachelor students (L2)
I spend most of my free-time playing video-games and programing. I am a co-leader of a french speaking team with around 20 members. It involves vocal and game server configuration, competitive training, and participation to some events. I also develop and contribute to open-source computational chemistry tools such as ProLIF, or MDAnalysis.
In the winter, I enjoy snowboarding The rest of the year, I regularly play badminton with friends.