Martin Larralde
PhD Student

Martin studied Molecular Biology and Computer Science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay before pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Université Paris-Saclay. He joined the Zeller lab in 2019 to study the secondary metabolism of the human gut microbiome.

Martin is involved in functional annotation, more specifically in the discovery of biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs). He spent most of his PhD developing GECCO, a computational tool for identifying novel BGCs in silico from genomic and metagenomic sequences.

In addition, he develops high-performance software for efficient analysis of biological data, contributing interfaces for popular bioinformatics tools such as Prodigal, HMMER, or developing new accelerated implementations of popular algorithms.