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portrait de Delphine SteinbachDelphine STEINBACH


Research engineer at INRA
Informatics projects manager, Expert in software development

Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon
INRA - Université Paris-Sud - CNRS - AgroParisTech
Ferme du Moulon
F-91190 Gif-sur-Yvette
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> Positions

Since 2016, at Quantitative Genetics and Evolution – Le Moulon

  • Co-leader of ABI informatics and bioinformatics transversal team
  • Leader of ABI Information system software development (databases and analysis tools) and data integration team (ABI-DEVSI)

Since 2012 at URGI and GQE-Le Moulon

  • Informatics manager of INRA CATI CGI bioinformaticians network (45 bioinformaticians located in INRA labs involved in plant and tree genomics and genetics, in France)

2007-2015, at INRA URGI, Versailles,  France

  • Deputy director of INRA URGI research unit
  • Operational manager of URGI bioinformatics platform
  • Head of URGI GnpIS software development and data integration team


  • Director (interim) of INRA URGI bioinformatics unit, Évry, France


  • Project leader of information system GnpIS
  • Data manager of Genoplante data :
    • Database integration and data transfer and sharing with public and private partners
    • Database administration (Oracle RDBMS)

1993-2000 - Software development engineer in bioinformatics

  • 1997–2000 : at Génoscope, French national sequencing center, Évry France.
  • 1994–1997 : at Généthon (human genetics research), Évry France
  • 1993-1994 : at INRA Jouy-en-Josas, (cattle genetics research), laboratoire de Génétique biochimique, France

> Education


  • Master degree (M2 level) in computer science (double skills) at Lorraine University (Nancy I and  ISIAL : institut supérieur d’informatique et d’automatisme de Lorraine), Vandœuvre lès Nancy, France
  • Master degree (M1 level) in plant physiology, at Lorraine University (Nancy I), Vandœuvre lès Nancy, France

> Research Interest

Data management (genomics, genetics, phenomics) - Data integration and data interoperability - Data sharing - Software development - User training

Current projects

  • Since 2011: Task leader of AIS, the Amaizing information system (GnpIS, ThaliaDB, Biomercator tools), in Amaizing (maize),  Investment for the Future French project
  • Since 2015: ThaliaDb (genotyping and phenotyping) database project manager (INRA)
  • Since 2016: Coordinator of 4 software development projects (ThaliaDb, ShineMas, BioMercator, Galaxy GQE-le Moulon server) in GQE-Le Moulon ABI-DEVSI team
  • Since 2012: Coordinator of working groups in CATI CGI bioinform

Past projects



  • GnpIS Information system project leader (software development, data integration and tools interoperability)
  • Co-leader of several bioinformatics projects at national level (funding Genoplante, French national agency : data collection, data integration and storage, data access, data confidentiality management between public and private partners (Biogemma, BayerCropScience, …), data sharing, user training

> Publications

  • Adam-Blondon A. F., Alaux M., Durand S., Letellier T., Merceron G., Mohellibi N., Pommier C., Steinbach D., Alfama F., Amselem J., Charruaud D., Choisne N., Flores R., Guerche C., Jamilloux V., Kimmel E., Lapalu N., Loaec M., Michotey C., Quesneville H. (2017) Mining Plant Genomic and Genetic Data Using the GnpIS Information System. Methods Mol Biol, 1533 103-117.
  • Spannagl M. : [...] Caccamo M., FX Mayer K., Scholz U., Steinbach D., Quesneville H, Kersey P-J (2016) transPLANT Resources for Triticeae Genomic Data. The Plant Genome vol 9, issue 1.
  • Plomion C. : [...] Steinbach D. [...] (2016) Decoding the oak genome. Molecular ecology resources, 2016/1/1
  • Smedley D. [...], Steinbach D., [...], (2015)  The biomart community portal an innovative alternative to large, centralized data repositories,  Nucleic acid database research 2015/4/20
  • Steinbach D., Alaux M., Amselem J., Choisne N., Durand S., Flores R., Keliet A-O. , Kimmel E., Lapalu N, Luyten I., Michotey C., Mohellibi N., Pommier C., Reboux S., Valdenaire D., Verdelet D. and Quesneville H. (2013) GnpIS an information system to integrate genetic and genomic data from plants and fungi. Database : the journal of biological databases and curation, 1-9 DOI : 10.1093/database/bat058.
  • Murat F, [...], Pont C., Steinbach D., Quesneville H., Cooke R., Jerome Salse J., Shared subgenome dominance following polyploidization explains grass genome evolutionary plasticity from a seven protochromosome ancestor with 16K protogenes,  Genome Biologiy and evolution, 2014/1/1
  • Toffano-Nioche C., C., Luo, Y., Kuchly, C., Wallon, C., Steinbach, D., Zytnicki, M., Jacq, A., Gautheret, D. (2013) Detection of non-coding RNA in Bacteria and Archaea using the DETR'PROK Galaxy pipeline, Methods,  vol 63, issue 1
  • Pont C et al. Wheat syntenome reveils new evidence of constrasted evolutionary plasticity between paleo and neoduplicated sun genomes : Plant J. Oct 26. Doi : 10.1111/tpj. 12366
  • Abad P, Gouzy J, Aury J-M, [...], Steinbach, D. [...], Smant G., Weissenbach J., Wincker P (2008) Plant parasitism in metazoans: insights from the Meloidogyne incognita nematode genome, Nature Biotechnology.
  • Ravel C., Praud S., Murigneux Alain, Canaguier A., Sapet F., Samson (Steinbach) D., Balfourier F., Dufour P, Chalhoub B, Brunel D, Béckert M, Charmet G. Single-Nucleotide polymorphism frequency in a set of selected lines of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Genome Vol 49, 9
  • Falque M., Décousset L, Dervins D, Jacob A-M, Joets J., Martinant J-P, Raffoux R., Ribière N, Ridel C, Samson (Steinbach) D., Charcosset A., Murigneux A. (2005) Linkage Mapping of 1454 New Maize Candidate Gene Loci.  Genetics, 170, 1957-1966
  • Samson (Steinbach) D., Legeai F., Karsenty E., Reboux S., Veyrieras J-B, Just J., Barillot E. (2003) GénoPlante-Info (GPI): a collection of databases and bioinformatics resssources for plant genomics : Nucleic Acids Research 31(1):179-82 ; PMID: 12519976
  • Dib C, Faure S, Fizames C, Samson (Steinbach) D, Drouot N, Vignal A, Millasseau P, Marc S, Hazan J, Seboun E, Lathrop M, Gyapay G, Morissette J, Weissenbach J. (1996) A comprehensive genetic map of the human genome based on 5,264 microsatellites. Nature, 380(6570):152-4. PMID: 8600387