Vincent Navratil

Vincent Navratil

Position: Research Engineer, Head of the PRABI-AMSB bioinformatics core facility at Université Claude Bernard Lyon1. FR BioEEnvis.

Research focus: multiscalar modeling of virus/host interaction network

What do you love about viruses?
The way they control and shape everything living on the Earth and beyond

Who is your favourite scientist and why?
Many favourite scientists, including many members of EVBC 🙂

On what topic could you give a 30-min talk without preparation?
Talking about virus/host protein-protein interaction networks …

What is your favourite way to spend a day off?
Sea + sand + swimming

What are you currently learning?
Viral Metagenome Assembled genomes and deep learning.

If you could create a new invention, what would it be?
Add viral language in Google translator.

What is the most interesting question or challenge in science that is still unanswered?
How many years left to Homo sapiens?

What is the coolest thing about your research?
The coolest thing in my research is interdisciplinary collaboration

What do people think about you that isn’t true?
I am virhostnet!

What was your most surprising scientific finding?
How viruses tuned their protein interaction interface with host protein bottleneck and bridges in virus/host theoretical protein-protein interaction network.

For which project idea are you looking for a cooperation partner?
Real-time identification of viral sequences using MinION

What was your biggest achievement / biggest failure?
Virhostnet and Virhostnet

Which scientific topic (outside of your field of research) do you think should have more scientific attention?

If you were completely free to choose a scientific topic to work on, which would it be?
Today, explore swimming pool viral dark matter

An advise to a younger version of yourself:
Don’t trust older version of yourself!