Roland Faure

I'm a PhD student in bioinformatics under the joint supervision of Dominique Lavenier in the Genscale team in Rennes, France and Jean-François Flot and the EBE team at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. I love writing fast algorithms processing huge amounts of data, e.g. DNA sequencing data. My area of research is genome assembly and the problem of haplotyping.

Software, publications & talks


Untangling assembly graphs to finish assemblies

Developped under the supervision of Nadège Guiglielmoni and Jean-François Flot

GraphUnzip untangles assembly graphs with the help of long reads and/or Hi-C. It is designed to distinguish the different haplotypes present. Written in Python.
Presented the key idea for the first time at JOBIM 2021
The long read algorithm was presented for the first time at SeqBIM 2021 thanks to a grant from the SFBI.


Rapidly separating barcoded reads into groups

Developped under the supervision of Dominique Lavenier

QuickDeconvolution aims at answering the barcode deconvolution problem when dealing with barcoded reads. It strives at being scalable and parallelisable. Written in C++.


Initiation to Java programming

20h of practical sessions with 1st year bachelor computer science students in Rennes 1, Fall 2021

Python object-oriented programming

34h of practical sessions with 1st year master bioinformatics students in Rennes 1, Winter 2022

Educational background

2020 - 2021

Master "Bioinformatics & modelisation"

Sorbonne universités

Paris, France


Engineering school

École polytechnique

Saclay, France

2015 - 2017

Math & Physics preparatory school

Lycée Aux Lazaristes

Lyon, France