Patrick Wincker | Tara, a schooner for the planet

Patrick Wincker

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TARA PACIFIC

Tara PACIFIC Coordinator (Laboratoire de séquençage au Génoscope d’Evry / Sequencing) – FR

Patrick Wincker is DR CEA and director of the Genoscope-French National Sequencing center, part of the Genomics Institute of CEA. He has coordinated numerous genome sequencing projects since 1997, including plant (grapevine, banana, coffee, rapeseed…), animals, and algae. He has been one of the coordinators of the Tara Oceans project (in charge of genomics and sequencing), with a particular focus on eukaryotic metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and single-cell genomics. His main interest is on eukaryote genome evolution and environmental gene expression. PW will ensure the coordination of sequencing activities, and provide expertise and resources for bioinformatics treatments, from assembly to some bio-analyses.