Born in France with both French and American nationality, I have lived in France for 18 years before moving to the UK to study computer science at Durham University and bioinformatics at Newcastle University. I am now pursuing a PhD at Newcastle's Institute of Human Genetics. I have always had a fascination for various fields of science, leaning towards different areas as the years have gone by. Richard Dawkins' 'Selfish Gene' and Nick Lane's 'Life Ascending' have made evolutionary biology and genetics my latest obsession.
Areas of Expertise
Java programming, Bioinformatics / Computational Biology
An idea worth spreading
Everyone should complement their idealism with a pinch of pragmatism.
I'm passionate about
science. The people I admire are mostly scientists like Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil Tyson and Brian Cox. As an atheist I am passionate about the secularisation of the world.
Talk to me about
Science, religion, science-fiction literature or cinema...try it out...
People don't know I'm good at
I have discovered myself a talent for writing short science-fiction pieces. Sadly I have been too busy to indulge in it recently.
My TED story
I have been watching talks on TED for so long, I can't remember exactly which TED talk was the first one I saw. All I remember is that I first read about TED in a French magazine called "Lemonde 2" and the idea got me really excited. At this point I must have watched a few hundred hours worth of TED talks. It's amazing to have such a vast source of knowledge and insight into the future for free. I have recently decided to repay TED in kind by translating the many talks I enjoyed into French.