Guillaume Devailly

Guillaume Devailly

Researcher in farm animal epigenetics




I am a researcher in farm animal genetics and epigenetics at GenPhySE, INRAE, located in Toulouse, France. I joined the GenEpi team there in 2017, after a postdoctoral position in Anagha Joshi’s group at the Roslin Institute (Edinburgh, UK).

Now a computational biologist, I started at the bench studying binding sites of the DNA methylation reader MBD2 during oncogenic transformation during my PhD. In my postdoc, I developed visualisations and webtools of transcriptomic and epigenomic data, including Heat*seq and PEREpigenomics.

I am building up my geneticist skills at INRAE, doing eQTL detection in pigs, FAANG data visualisations, and planning projects in satiety regulation through induced epi-mutations.

  • Farm animal epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • Epigenetic editing
  • Transcriptionnal regulation
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  • PhD in cancer epigenetics, 2014

    Cancer Research Center of Lyon, France

  • Master Degree in Biosciences, 2011

    ENS de Lyon, France

  • French agrégation in life and earth sciences, 2010

    ENS de Lyon, France


Researcher (CR)
Nov 2017 – Present Toulouse, France
Researcher in farm animal genetics & epigenetics
Post-doctoral Researcher
Jan 2015 – Oct 2017 Edinburgh, UK
Bioinformatics of epigenomics
PhD student
Sep 2011 – Dec 2014 Lyon, France
DNA methylation and oncogenic transformation

Recent Publications

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(2019). Transcript Analysis Reveals a Hypoxic Inflammatory Environment in Human Chronic Otitis Media With Effusion. In: Frontiers in Genetics, (10), pp. 1327,

(2018). Causal Transcription Regulatory Network Inference Using Enhancer Activity as a Causal Anchor. In: International Journal of Molecular Sciences, (19), 11,

(2018). Insights into mammalian transcription control by systematic analysis of ChIP sequencing data. In: BMC bioinformatics, (19), Suppl 14, pp. 409,

(2018). scFeatureFilter: Correlation-Based Feature Filtering for Single-Cell RNAseq. In: Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 364–370.

(2018). Dynamics of promoter bivalency and RNAP II pausing in mouse stem and differentiated cells. In: BMC developmental biology, (18), 1, pp. 2,