Nicolas Boileau

Research Technician in the group of Walter Salzburger.

Current research

Apart from running the wet lab, I am responsible for our Sanger (AB3130xl Genetic Analyzer) and Ion Torrent (PGM) sequencing platforms. Further, I'm involved in several projects, which deal with various molecular methods:

-Next Generation Sequencing on the PGM platform (long amplicon sequencing of genes involved in vision and sex determination, RNASeq)
-Gene sequencing, phylogenetic analyses and detection of positive selection
-Gene expression assays to investigate the genetic basis of a novel morphological trait
-Molecular diet analysis (barcoding with Sanger sequencing)

Curriculum vitae

Since 2008

Research Technician at the Salzburger Lab, University of Basel, Switzerland

2007 - 2010

Research Technician at the Zoological Institute, Ebert Lab, University of Basel, Switzerland

2006 - 2007

Research Technician at the Institute of Anatomy, Cellular Neurobiology, University of Basel, Switzerland

2003 - 2004

MSc in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the University of Montpellier, France

2001 - 2004

Engineering Degree in Life and Environmental Sciences and Technologies at the AgrosParisTech Institute, Paris, France