General Information

Full Name Julien Devilliers
Languages French (native), English (fluent), Italian (basis)


  • 2021-
    PhD Genetics
    University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  • 2019-2021
    MSc Systematic, Evolution and Systematic
    Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • 2018-2019
    BSc Population Biology and Behaviour
    Université Jean-Monnet, Saint-Étienne, France


  • 2022 -
    Post Graduate Researcher representative
    University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    • PGR rep for the Departement of Genetics and Genomes Biology, including Safety Team, PGR and Academic Staff contributions.


  • 2022
    Ento22 (Royal Entomological Society)
    • Evolution of the sensory system in dipterans and origin of hematophagy
  • 2022
    EuroEvoDevo2022 (European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology)
    • Evolution of the sensory system in mosquitoes
  • 2023
    Ento23 (Royal Entomological Society)
    • Anopheles gambiae, male vs. female: a single cell transcriptomic approach
  • 2023
    SMBE23 (Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution)
    • Multiple emergences of hematophagy in Diptera: Is there a genetic background required for such behaviour?

Lab visits

  • 2023
    Evolution et Développement des Variations Phénotypiques (EDVP), Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (MNHN, Paris, France)
    • Presentation mosquito work with phylogenomics and single cell projects (13/03/2023) / Invited by PhD students