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Delphine Steinbach

Delphine Steinbach

IR2, Research engineer, Informatics project manager, INRA

  • Deputy director of URGI and operating manager of URGI plant platform
  • Head of Information system and data integration team



  • 1992:   DESS in computer science (double skills), University Henri Poincaré, NANCY I (54), I.S.I.A.L (Superior Institute in Computer  and Automatism of Lorraine), France
  • 1992:   First Cambridge certificate, University Henri Poincaré, NANCY I (54)
  • 1991 : Master in vegetal physiology, University Henri Poincaré, NANCY I (54)


  • 03/01/1993 - 11/18/1994: software developer for cattle genomics at INRA Genetique biochimique Unit , Jouy-en-Josa
  • 11/01/1994 - 07/31/1997 : software developer (database and analysis tools) for human genetics (positional cloning), at Genethon (french human genetics disease center) under the lead of Jean Weissenbach.
  • 08/01/1997 - 03/30/2000 : software developer (analysis tools), for the french sequencing center, Genoscope, under the lead of Jean Weissenbach. Participation in the setting of the bioinformatics infrastructure.
  • Since 04/01/2000: at INRA URGI (formerly Genoplante-Info team): GIS Genoplante data manager, database administrator, database software developer (GnpIS) and GnpIS development coordinator. Director of URGI unit per interim 2006-2007.
  • Since 2007, deputy director of INRA URGI unit and operational manager of its plant bioinformatic platform
  • Since 2012, informatics leader of CATI CGI, a collectiv of 45 INRA bioinformaticians belonging in majority to INRA BAP plant breeding and biology division
  • Since 2013, head of the GnpIS software development and data integration team
  • Since the first of september 2015, new missions: join the bioinformatics team of UMR INRA Genetics Quantitativ Evolution QGE-Le Moulon, will lead the ThaliaDB information system on maize data. Will continue the CATI leadership (2012-2016).

Research Interests

  • Data integration, Genetic analysis (QTLs, GWAS, genomic selection), genomics


  • Scientific projects and teams management, supervisory staff, Partnership management (academic and private sector), Projects call management, Training management, 
  • Database expertise, automated data management (protocol, standards)
  • Working in Bioinformatics fields since 1993 for various projects and species (cattle, human, plants)

Publications :

  •  GénoPlante-Info (GPI): a collection of databases and bioinformatics resssources for plant genomics : Delphine Samson-Steinbach, Fabrice Legeai, Emmanuelle Karsenty, Sébastien Reboux, Jean-Baptiste Veyrieras, Jérémy Just, Emmanuel Barillot: Nucleic Acids Research 2003 Jan 1;31(1):179-82 ; PMID: 12519976
  • Linkage Mapping of 1454 New Maize Candidate Gene Loci : Matthieu Falque, Laurent Décousset, Delphine Dervins, Anne-Marie Jacob, Johann Joets, Jean-Pierre Martinant, Xavier Raffoux, Nicolas Ribière, Céline Ridel, Delphine Samson-Steinbach, Alain Charcosset, Alain Murigneux, 2005, Genetics, 170, 1957-1966 
  • Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism frequency in a set of selected lines of  bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L) : Catherine RAVEL, Sébastien Praud, Alain Murigneux, Aurélie Canaguier, Fédéric Sapet, Delphine Samson-Steinbach, François Balfourier, Philippe Dufour, Boulos Chalhoub, Dominique Brunel, Michel Beckert, Gilles Charmet, 2006,  Genome
  • A comprehensive genetic map of the human genome based on 5,264 microsatellites : D ib 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. Nature. 1996 Mar 14;380(6570):152-4. PMID: 8600387

See: Research Gate, PRODINRA and my profiles on Linked in and twitter for more and up2date information

Update: 20 Jul 2015
Creation date: 11 May 2010