Benjamin Guinet

Postdoctoral Researcher

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Organisation: Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History  

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Research Description

I am an evolutionary biologist utilizing bioinformatics as a tool to unravel the complexities inherent in nature. My academic journey has taken me into the captivating world of viral domestication within endoparasitoid wasps (fascinating creatures that lay their eggs inside other insects). This exploration took place during my PhD studies in France.
Currently, as a postdoctoral fellow at CPG, my research is centered around the field of ancient DNA. The primary objective of this new project will be to define and study the past evolutionary interactions of symbionts with a wide range of available megafauna specimens. To achieve this, I will develop a dedicated bioinformatic pipeline for the methodical screening of sequencing data sourced from megafauna fossils. Among the challenges, an important task will be designing an efficient and optimized pipeline capable of handling a substantial volume of data from specimens spanning from hundreds of thousands to well over a million years in age.

Brief CV:

2019 – 2023 – PhD in evolutionary biology, University Claude Bernard Lyon1), France
2017 – 2019 – MSc in Ecology, Evolution, Genomics, University Claude Bernard Lyon1, France