Who's Who

Nivonirina Robinot

Research Assistant

Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Group


Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2015Certificates towards MSc in Digital Biology (Due 2016)Since Oct 2013: Biohealth Informatics. Bioinformatics for Transcriptomics using R-Bioconductor packages for RNA-Seq data analysis. Java programing applied to molecular biology. Databases and data modelling with application to microarray experimentsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
2002BSc (First class Hons) in Applied Biology Molecular biology, Genetics, Cancer biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biology of deisease, Research methods, Stem cell research, Cancer immunotherapyKingston UniversitySurreyUK
1996DUT in Applied BiologyMoleculae biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Hematology, Microbiology, Genetic engineering, Cell cultureIUT, Université Claude BernardLyonFrance
1987DUEST in Natural SciencesBiology, Biochemistry, Geology, Mineral Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Nutrition, Botanics, ZoologyUniversité d'AntananarivoAntananarivoMadagascar


Current Research Projects

  • Creation and management of a database for microarray-based differential expression data using MySQL
    PI: N Robinot, F LeCalvez

  • Case-control mutation screening and genotyping of various cancer susceptibility genes using sequencing technology
    PI: S Tavtigian, F Lesueur, F LeCalvez

  • Study on differential expression between renal tumors and normal tissues (KIDRISK) using the Illumina microarray platform
    PI: G Scelo, F LeCalvez, J McKay


Selected Publications

Pereda CM, Lesueur F, Pertesi M, Robinot N, Lence-Anta JJ, Turcios S, Velasco M, Chappe M, Infante I, Bustillo M, Garcia A, Clero E, Xhaard C, Ren Y, Maillard S, Damiola F, Rubino C, Salazar S, Rodriguez R, Ortiz RM, de Vathaire F (2015) Common variants at the 9q22.33, 14q13.3 and ATM loci, and risk of differentiated thyroid cancer in the Cuban population. BMC Genetics; 16(1):22.

Damiola F, Pertesi M, Oliver J, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Voegele1 C, Young EL, Robinot N, Forey N, Durand G, Vallée MP,Tao K, Roane TC, Williams GJ, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Andrulis IL, John EM, Goldgar DM, Lesueur F and Tavtigian SV (2014) Rare key functional domain missense substitutions in MRE11A, RAD50, and NBN contribute to breast cancer susceptibility: results from a Breast Cancer Family Registry case-control mutation-screening study. Breast Cancer Research; 16:R58.

Park DJ, Tao K, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Nguyen-Dumont T, Robinot N, Hammet F, Odefrey F, Tsimiklis H, Teo ZL, Thingholm LB, Young EL, Voegele C, Lonie A, Pope BJ, RoaneTC, Bell R, Hu H, Shankaracharya, Huff CD, Ellis J, Li J, Makunin IV, John EM, Andrulis IL, Terry MB, Daly M, BuysSS, Snyder C, Lynch HT, Devilee P, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Feng BJ, Lesueur F, Tavtigian SV, Southey MC and Goldgar DE (2014) Rare Mutations in RINT1 predispose carriers to breast and Lynch syndrome-spectrum cancers; 4: 804-815.

Voegele C, Bouchereau B, Robinot N, McKay J, Damiecki P, Alteyrac L (2013) A universal open-source Electronic Laboratory Notebook. Bioinformatics Advance Access

Caboux E, Paciencia M, Durand G, Robinot N, Wozniak MB, Galateau-Salle F, Byrnes G, Hainaut P, Le Calvez-Kelm F(2013) Impact of delay to cryopreservation on RNA integrity and genome-wide expression profiles in resected tumor samples. PLoS ONE; 8(11):e79826.


Prizes, Honours

IARC Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of ELN, year 2013
Pfizer Prize for the Best Performance in Biology, year 2002
Nuffield Foundation Awards for the BSc project on Stem Cell research, years 2001-2002