Simon.Boitard at inra.fr
I am interested in the development of inference methods for population genetics, and in their application to farm animal species. The methods I develop aim at reconstructing the evolution history of species, based on genomic data observed in these species. They concern both neutral (population size history, population structure ...) and adaptive (detection of locus under selection, estimation of selection history ...) aspects of this evolution. I apply these methods to a wide range of plant and animal species, mostly farm animal species (cattle and sheep essentially) for which I try to decipher the domestication process and the consequences of recent intensive selection.