Hi, I'm a PhD student at the university of Nice Sophia-Antipolis in the Institute of Chemistry.
I am working on chemical senses and I try to decipher the chemical basis underlying the sweet taste perception. I use molecular modeling tools to study the chemical structure of the already known sweeteners and molecular dynamic simulations to highlight key residues involved in their binding with the sweet taste receptor. I also analyse the molecular dynamic trajectories to get some clues in the GPCR class C activation mechanism.
I have a background in Biology and Bioinformatics. My three main hobbies are structural biology, Linux and Python programming language. During my PhD thesis, I manage practical works for first year BSc students (as teaching assistant) in the course "Structure of the atoms".
ICN, UMR 7272 - chemosim group
Topic: Molecular modeling study of the activation of transmembrane receptors involved in chemical senses.
Supervisors: Dr Sébastien Fiorucci and Pr Serge Antonczak
2014 - present
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Supervisor: Pr Nathalie Reuter
Topic: Comparison of the inhibitor-binding sites of type II topoisomerase.
Supervisors: Dr Leslie Regad and Pr Anne-Claude Camproux
Topic: Study of KCNQ1 channels voltage dependence.
Supervisor: Dr Gildas Loussouarn
Topic: Study of the activation of G protein-coupled receptors.
Supervisor: Dr Yves-Henri Sanejouand