Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Guignon, Valentin

Bioinformatics Specialist

Valentin Guignon first joined Bioversity in 2010 as a bioinformatics specialist to mainly work on the GreenPhyl database within the Commodities programme for 16 months.

After a 6 months contract in CIRAD, he came back to Bioversity in January 2012 till today to continue his work on gene families in GreenPhyl and is now also involved in the Musa Germplasm Information System (MGIS). While GreenPhyl database actually includes 22 species, Valentin has mainly worked on the Banana and Cocoa genomes and participated to their sequencing. His main skills are web user interfaces, computation pipelines, algorithms, databases (CHADO) and CMS (Drupal).

After graduating in Montreal University in 2006, Valentin worked as a bioinformatics research engineer in the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, LIRMM) in Montpellier on the project for 2 years. Then he joined CIRAD and participated to the GNPAnnot project and developed the Chado Controller to manage genome manual annotations.




MSc Computer Science (2003), Université de Marne La Vallée, France

MSc Bioinformatics (2006), Université de Montréal, Canada

Publication highlights:

Rouard M, Guignon V, Aluome C, Laporte MA, Droc G, Walde C, Zmasek CM, Périn C, Conte MG. GreenPhylDB v2.0: comparative and functional genomics in plants. Nucleic Acids Research, 2011 Jan;39 (Database issue):D1095-102.

Guignon V, Droc G, Alaux M, Baurens FC, Garsmeur O, Poiron C, Carver TJ, Rouard M, Bocs S. Chado Controller: advanced annotation management with a community annotation system. Bioinformatics, 2012 Apr 1;28(7):1054-6.