About Me

After training, research activities and teaching genetics, molecular biology and histology, I was interested in bioinformatics which is now my area of research activity since 2000.

The CBiB (Bordeaux Bioinformatics Center) is one of the scientific and technological platforms of the Bordeaux Functional Genomics Center (CGFB). As an IBiSA-certified platform (www.ibisa.net), the CBiB fulfills research and development, service and training missions in bioinformatics.I am the Assistant Director of the CBiB. I manage bioinformatics projects to meet the needs expressed by biology laboratories.

My work focuses mainly on the analysis of NGS (New Generation of Sequences) data and more particularly on the processing of long reads data: "genome assembly", "diversity of viral species", "clonality of immunoglobulins".

  • Assistant Director of the CBiB
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Project executive of the CGFB



CESI Aquitaine (Center for Higher Industrial Studies)

Certificate of competence of: «Multimedia Project Manager» (10 months full-time training - 1521 hours)


University of Bordeaux

Doctorate of the University of Bordeaux 2 Life Sciences (Mention Very honorable with the congratulations of the Jury)


University of Bordeaux

DEA Biology-Health option I: gene expression and regulation in eukaryotes (Robert Debré Award 1990 awarded by the High Committee on Alcohol Research and Information)


University of Bordeaux

Master's Degree in Cell Biology, Genetics

University of Bordeaux

License of Biochemistry


Most recent publication (last 3 years)


AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Diversity of HIV-1 in Aquitaine, Southwestern France, 2012-2016.
Tumiotto C, Bellecave P, Recordon-Pinson P, Groppi A, Nikolski M and Fleury H.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2018 May;34(5):471-473. doi: 10.1089/AID.2017.0298. Epub 2018 Mar 22.



frontiers in Immunology

Pacific Biosciences Sequencing and IMGT/HighV-QUEST Analysis of Full-Length Single Chain Fragment Variable from an In Vivo Selected Phage-Display Combinatorial Library.
Hemadou A, Giudicelli V, Smith ML, Lefranc MP, Duroux P, Kossida S, Heiner C, Hepler NL, Kuijpers J, Groppi A, Korlach J, Mondon P, Ottones F, Jacobin-Valat MJ, Laroche-Traineau J and Clofent-Sanchez G.
Front Immunol. 2017 Dec 20;8:1796. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01796. eCollection 2017


PLoS One

Composting-Like Conditions Are More Efficient for Enrichment and Diversity of Organisms Containing Cellulase-Encoding Genes than Submerged Cultures
S. Heiss-Blanquet, F. Fayolle-Guichard, V. Lombard, A. Hébert, PM. Coutinho, A. Groppi, A. Barre and B. Henrissat.
PLoS One. 2016 Dec 9;11(12):e0167216. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167216. eCollection 2016.


Early Medieval Muslim Graves in France: First Archaeological, Anthropological and Palaeogenomic Evidence.
Gleize Y, Mendisco F, Pemonge MH, Hubert C, Groppi A, Houix B, Deguilloux MF, Breuil JY.
PLoS One. 2016 Feb 24;11(2):e0148583. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148583. eCollection 2016.



Biosensors Bioelectronics

Aptamer selection by direct microfluidic recovery and surface plasmon resonance evaluation
Dausse E, Barré A, Aimé A, Groppi A, Rico A, Ainali C, Salgado G, Palau W, Daguerre E, Nikolski M, Toulmé JJ, Di Primo C.
Biosens Bioelectron. 2016 Jun 15;80:418-25. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.02.003



New Phytologist

Genome-wide association links candidate genes to resistance to Plum Pox Virus in apricot (Prunus armeniaca).
Mariette S, Wong Jun Tai F, Roch G, Barre A, Chague A, Decroocq S, Groppi A, Laizet Y, Lambert P, Tricon D, Nikolski M, Audergon JM, Abbott AG, Decroocq V.
New Phytol. 2016 Jan;209(2):773-84. doi: 10.1111/nph.13627. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

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Centre de Bioinformatique de Bordeaux - CBiB
146, rue Léo Saignat
Case 68
33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France

Phone : +33 6 35 95 04 87

E-mail : alexis.groppi@u-bordeaux.fr