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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Nicolas Helmstetter

Nicolas Helmstetter

Graduate Research Assistant


 +44(0)1392 725296

 Geoffrey Pope RM309


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I'm a graduate research assistant in Rhys Farrer's Group. I joined the MRC CMM in January 2020 to work on epigenetics modifications associated with Cryptococcus response to host induced stress.


BSc Biology, University of Strasbourg
MSc Plant sciences, University of Toulouse


2016-2019: Fungal Biology laboratory, University of Exeter
2012-2015: Fungal Biology laboratory, University of Exeter
2007-2010: French Plant Genomic Resource Center (CNRGV), INRA Toulouse
2005-2006: BIOGEMMA - Genomics laboratory, Evry
2003-2004: Friedrich Miescher Institute, Genetic flux in plants, Basel

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Journal articles

Badouin H, Gouzy J, Grassa CJ, Murat F, Staton SE, Cottret L, Lelandais-Brière C, Owens GL, Carrère S, Mayjonade B, et al (2017). The sunflower genome provides insights into oil metabolism, flowering and Asterid evolution. Nature, 546(7656), 148-152.
Gill N, Buti M, Kane N, Bellec A, Helmstetter N, Berges H, Rieseberg L (2014). Sequence-Based Analysis of Structural Organization. and Composition of the Cultivated Sunflower. (Helianthus annuus L.) Genome. Biology, 3(2), 295-319.
Goubet PM, Bergès H, Bellec A, Prat E, Helmstetter N, Mangenot S, Gallina S, Holl A-C, Fobis-Loisy I, Vekemans X, et al (2012). Contrasted Patterns of Molecular Evolution in Dominant and Recessive Self-Incompatibility Haplotypes in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genetics, 8(3), e1002495-e1002495.
Gonthier L, Bellec A, Blassiau C, Prat E, Helmstetter N, Rambaud C, Huss B, Hendriks T, Bergès H, Quillet M-C, et al (2010). Construction and characterization of two BAC libraries representing a deep-coverage of the genome of chicory (Cichorium intybus L. Asteraceae). BMC Research Notes, 3(1).

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