Nicolas Rascovan

Postdoc Fellow, Mediterranée Infection Institute - Aix Marseille University
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About Nicolas Rascovan

I am specialized in the field of metagenomics and environmental microbiology and ecology. I started my research career as a molecular and cell biologist, but then got fascinated by the “invisible” but highly predominant microbial worlds that prevail on every surface and environment of our planet and the possibility of accessing them with unprecedented detail using high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics. Since then, I have explored a wide diversity of microbial communities and environments such as stromatolites and microbial mats from highly extreme environments, soil and crop-associated microbiomes from agricultural fields, human associated uncultured-viruses, ancient human microbiomes and even microbiomes from extinct species. I am always looking for new microbial worlds to discover and explore.

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Jan 23, 2017
Well, I really think past pathogens can give clues regarding pathogens' epidemics. Some works have already showed clues in that direction (see Rasmussen et al. Cell 2015). We are currently working on this direction... ;)

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