Visiting Scientists & Postdocs


Current Postdocs

Dr Sarah Farhat

Sarah’s general research area is genomics and transcriptomics of marine organisms. She is interested in genome annotation, gene expression, and population genomics. Her Ph.D. consisted in genome annotation of two marine parasites (dinoflagellates) allowing the comparison of new characteristics found in the genomes. She also unveiled the mechanisms of infection at a molecular level for both organisms. In the MADL team, she is focusing on genome annotation of shellfish and characterizing the molecular processes and features associated with environmental stressors, conditions such as ocean acidification, and resistance to infectious diseases. Additionally, she’s working on genomes belonging to the Thraustochytrids family in order to highlight their genome characteristics and features.


Previous Postdocs and Visiting Scientists:

Dr Sleiman Bassim
Dr Amelie Segarra
Dr Carmelo del Castillo
Dr Xing Jing
Dr Raul Bettencourt
Dr Selma Katalai