I am a PhD student at the Institute of Chemistry of Nice, in the south of France. My research project tackles taste perception (and sometimes olfaction) using computational approaches. My day-to-day work includes homology modeling of bitter taste receptors, building machine-learning models to predict taste modalities from chemical structures, writing Python or Bash scripts, and a bit of teaching.
GPA: M1 15.1/20 - M2 14.9/20
GPA: L1 15.8/20 - L2 14.9/20 - L3 14.5/20
Techniques: Molecular modeling, chemoinformatics, machine-learning, molecular dynamics, web-development
Development of QSAR models for the prediction of several gustative and olfactive properties
Calculation of binding affinities of ligand-receptor complexes from MD simulations, using the MM/PBSA approach
Construction of 3D models of several bitter taste receptors using homology modeling and multiple sequence alignment
Developped ChemFlow, a series of computational chemistry workflows:
Lecture given to middle school students
For first year bachelor students (L1)
For second year bachelor students (L2)
I spend most of my free-time playing video-games and programing. I am a co-leader of a french speaking team with around 20 members. It involves vocal and game server configuration, competitive training, and participation to some events. I also develop open-source computational chemistry tools such as ProLIF, or ChemFlow.
In the winter, I enjoy snowboarding The rest of the year, I regularly play badminton with friends.