MATA Xavier

Permanent CNRS researcher engineer

In charge of the management of computer equipment and monitoring of the IT security policy.


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Phone : +33 5 61 14 55 07


Mata Xavier is a permanent CNRS researcher engineer in computational biology with a background in molecular biology and a member of the AGES group.

Most of his researches focused now on the study of the characteristics and diversity of the vines and wines produced and consumed in France from Prehistory to the Middle Ages (ANR Viniculture). And he is heavily involved in the development within the lab of the management and use of the material necessary for the acquisition of 3D images of archaeological samples used for our research programs. These are surface 3D scanners such as ARTEC Micro and Eva and tomography (X-ray scanner).

Selected publications

  • Dolle D., Fages A., Schiavinato S., Tonasso-Calviere L., Chauvey L. et al. 2020. CASCADE: a Custom-made Archiving System for the Conservation of Ancient DNA Experimental Data. Front. Ecol. Evol. | doi : 10.3389/fevo.2020.00185
  • Mata X, Renaud G, Mollereau C. The repertoire of family A-peptide GPCRs in archaic hominins. Peptides. 2019. Dec;122:170154. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2019.170154. Epub 2019 Sep 24. PMID: 31560950.
  • Willmann C, Mata X, Hanghoej K, Tonasso L, Tisseyre L, Jeziorski C, Cabot E, Chevet P, Crubézy E, Orlando L, Esclassan R, Thèves C. Oral health status in historic population: Macroscopic and metagenomic evidence. PLoS One. 2018 May 16;13(5):e0196482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196482. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29768437; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5955521.