Thomas Gaillard

Curriculum Vitæ

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in theoretical biochemistry

Former student of the École Polytechnique (X2000)

Engineer of the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris

General

Born on 14 February 1980 in Strasbourg, France
French nationality

Formation and qualifications

2008 French qualification to assistant professor functions, in chemistry and molecular biology (sections 31, 32, and 64)
2004 - 2007 Ph.D. in theoretical biochemistry, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
2003 - 2004 M.Sc. in organic chemistry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
2003 - 2004 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris
2000 - 2004 École Polytechnique (X2000)
1998 - 2000 Scientific preparatory classes, Lycée du Parc, Lyon, France
1998 Baccalaureate

Professional experience

Research

2009 - present Assistant professor at the École Polytechnique, Laboratoire de Biochimie.
Computational protein design.
2008 - 2009 Postdoctoral stay at Rutgers University, BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology.
Evaluation of DNA simulation models.
principal investigator: Dr David Case
2007 - 2008 Acting assistant professor (ATER), at Université Louis Pasteur,
Laboratoire de Biophysicochimie Moléculaire.
Far infrared spectra of amino acids.
principal investigators: Dr Roland Stote and Pr Petra Hellwig
2004 - 2007 Ph.D. at Université Louis Pasteur, Laboratoire de Biophysicochimie Moléculaire.
In silico study of allostery and large-scale conformational changes in integrins.
supervisors: Dr Roland Stote and Dr Annick Dejaegere
2004 M.Sc. in organic chemistry, at Université Paris 6, Laboratoire de Chimie Organique.
Pseudo-domino reaction: allylic alkylation - metathesis
supervisors: Dr Guillaume Prestat, Dr David Madec, Pr Giovanni Poli
2003 Research internship at Eli Lilly, Windlesham research center, England.
Organic synthesis in a “hit to lead” project
supervisor: Dr Nick Camp

Teaching

2009 - present Assistant professor at the École Polytechnique
Department of Biology: ≈130h/year
  • Lecture/tutorial/practical of structural bioinformatics (Master 2nd year),
    Master Engineering and Chemistry of Biomolecules and
    Master Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
  • Lecture/Tutorial/practical of computational biology (Master 1st year)
  • Projects in bioinformatics (Master 1st year)
2007 - 2008 Acting assistant professor at Université Louis Pasteur
Department of Chemistry and department of Life Sciences: 96h
  • Lecture/tutorial of informatics (Licence 1st year)
  • Tutorial of chemical reactivity (Licence 2nd year)
  • Tutorial of chemistry for the life sciences (Licence 1st year)
  • Tutorial of biological chemistry (Licence 3rd year)
2004 - 2007 Lecturer (initiation in higher education teaching) at Université Louis Pasteur
Department of Chemistry and department of Life Sciences: 192h
  • Tutorial of chemical reactivity (Licence 1st and 2nd years)
  • Tutorial of chemistry for the life sciences (Licence 1st year)
  • Tutorial of biological chemistry (Licence 3rd year)
  • Practical of organic chemistry (Licence 3rd year)
Training and collective projects: 20 days

Supervision

2018 Rojo Rakotoharisoa, Master 2 "In Silico Drug Design", Paris 7, 6 months
2017 Élodie Zhou, junior high school Iqbal Masih, 1 week
2017 Babak Dalili, École Polytechnique 3rd year, 2 months
2015 Claire Malherbe, Master 2 "Bioinformatique et Biologie des Systèmes", Toulouse, 6 months
2014 Sabrina Davidas, Master 1 "In Silico Drug Design", Paris 7, 3 months
2013 Nicolas Panel, Master 1 "Biologie-Informatique", Paris 7, 3 months

Responsibilities

2013 - present Member of the jury of the Master 1 Biology-Informatics of Paris 7 internships
2013 Expert for the french National Research Agency (ANR)
2012 - 2016 Participation to the ANR ProtiCAD project (ANR-12-MONU-0015)
2010 - present Reviewer for Nucleic Acids Research, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, and Current Opinion in Structural Biology

Others

2002 Work experience of 2 months at L'Oréal, in Vienna, Austria
2000 - 2001 Internship of 9 months in the French Navy
Commissioned officer on a minesweeper
Bronze medal of the Défense Nationale, “Bâtiments de Combat” clasp

Technical skills

Languages French: native
English: fluent
German: intermediate
Italian: basic
Computing Molecular mechanics and dynamics: CHARMM, AMBER, XPLOR, NAMD, MMTK
Homology modeling: Modeller
Molecular docking: AutoDock, Vina
Molecular visualization: PyMOL, VMD, Molscript
Sequence alignment: BLAST, Clustal, Muscle
Quantum chemistry: GAUSSIAN, CASTEP, CPMD
Languages: C, Fortran, Java, Perl, Python, shell script (Bash, Zsh, Grep, Sed, Awk, ...), LaTeX, (x)HTML, CSS
System: GNU/Linux, system administration, networks, servers (web, mail, news, databases, wiki, ...), resource manager (TORQUE/Maui)

Publications and communications