Benoît Aliaga

Deaf PhD in epigenetics

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My PhD

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After three successful internships, I decided to pursue my path with a PhD on this subject:

Comparison of epigenomes from non-model species


  • Genomics/Bioinformatics/Computational biology
  • Evolutionary epigenetics
  • Stem cells
  • Developmental plasticity
  • Parasitology


  • Christoph Grunau
  • David Duval


Evolutionary biology


Dans cette thèse, nous allons nous intéresser à deux de ces mécanismes : la méthylation de l’ADN dans le cadre d’une étude pan-espèces et la modification post-traductionnelle des histones d’un vers parasite de l’homme (Schistosoma mansoni).


During this PhD, I used various methods. Firstly, I used


Since the beginning of my PhD, I have been a co-author of three articles, which are:

My PhD defense

I defended my PhD thesis at the May 24th 2018. My dissertation committee was composed by:

  • Prof. Jérôme Boissier, IHPE lab, University of Perpignan, France
  • Prof. Malika Aïnouche, EcoBio lab, University of Rennes 1, France
  • Dr. Emmanuelle d'Alençon, INRA Montpellier, France
  • Dr. Christine Cousteau, INRA Nice, France
  • Dr. Natacha Bies-Ethève, LGDP lab, University of Perpignan, France

You can find my thesis preface in the blog page (only in french). This one made it possible to make known all the difficulties met during my childhood and during my school and university career, as well as to explain my interest for sciences and biology in particular. This seemed to me justified considering my atypical profile and it seemed important to me that people I did not know knew it.

You can download my PhD thesis (in french).

Below, you can watch my PhD defense (in french).

Reference letter

Below, you can find two reference letters from my PhD advisors:


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