Leo Blondel

Leo Blondel

Graduate Student


Current Position: CRI Visiting Fellow


M.Sc., Systems Biology. Ecole Normale Superieure. Paris, France

Research Interests:

Leo was a Ph.D. student in the MCO program. He came to the Extavour lab with Master’s degrees in Developmental Biology and in Systems Biology from the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) ULM. During his PhD, he focused on bioinformatic sequence data, network analysis of developmental genes, and quantitative image analysis. Leo is an advocate of interdisciplinary projects, and believes in collective inteligence as the key to solving complex problems. Leo was involved with the European Union parliament on science policy surrounding green energy transitions. Leo is also an Open Science and Open Source advocate through participation in multiple projects, and a child of the cypherpunk hacker subculture.

Other Publications:

Blondel, L., Jones, T.E.M. and Extavour, C.G. 2020. Bacterial contribution to genesis of the novel germ line determinant oskar. eLife 9:e45539 WebLink

Kumar, T.*, Blondel, L.* and Extavour, C.G. 2019. Topology-driven analysis of protein-protein interaction networks detects functional genetic modules regulating reproductive capacity.  bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/852897. WebLink * equal first author

Deas, J., Blondel, L. and Extavour, C.G. 2019. Ancestral and offspring nutrition interact to affect life history traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20182778 PubMed