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Savandara Besse
Visiting Master's student

As a computer scientist, my aim is to assist biologists and advance scientific research by interpreting my colleagues' goals. Ultimately, I aim to provide them with the bioinformatics resources that will successfully lead to the answer of some biological inquiries. I had always wanted to be a computer scientist since the beginning of my academic trajectory. First, I completed a Bachelor's degree of Science focused on Molecular and Cellular Biology and Physiology of Plants and Animals at the University of Bordeaux (France). Subsequently, I began a Master's in Bioinformatics focused on Computational Biology at the same university.

I'm currently in Extavour Lab as an bioinformatics intern. I am working with Leo Blondel on sequence analysis of the oskar gene, and also on Parhyale hawaiensis development.

Alongside my academic pursuits, I'm involved with many student associations. I participated twice in the iGEM international contest on synthetic biology with my team iGEM Bordeaux, where we won a gold medal in 2015 and a bronze medal in 2016.
I am also the former president of the Association for Bordeaux Bioinformatics' Master (ABBM) which was created in 2016. Our goal in ABBM is to promote our Master's degree and to build a strong working network for our students and alumni.

For more information about me, you can see my LinkedIn account where you will find my resume, and you can also see some of my work on Github.