Mathieu Rouard joined Bioversity International in 2004 where he has managed several projects related to plant genomics and bioinformatics.
He developed methods for the large-scale analyses of plant genomes in the GreenPhyl collaborative project. He has been involved in the analyses on the Musa genome sequence, as Global Musa Genomics Consortium member, focusing on large-scale gene families analyses.
He currently participates in the Banana Genome Hub development and conducts transcriptomics studies on banana drought tolerance. His research has covered a broad range of topics including: comparative genomics, gene annotation, data interoperability.
He has co-authored around 15 peer-review articles.
D’Hont A, Denoeud F, Aury JM., Baurens FC, Carreel F, Garsmeur O, Noel B, Bocs S, Droc G, Rouard M, et al. (2012) The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants. Nature, 10.1038/nature11241.
Rouard, M., Guignon, V., Aluome, C., Laporte, M.-A., Droc, G., Walde, C., Zmasek, C.M., Perin, C., et Conte, M.G. 2011. GreenPhylDB v2.0: comparative and functional genomics in plants. Nucleic Acids Research 39: D1095-D1102.