MATA Xavier

(c) X. Mata


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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.

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 (human and animal tooth, petrous bones, skulls and shells…) used for our research programs. These are surface 3D scanners such as ARTEC Micro and Eva and tomography (X-ray scanner). He is in charge of training and monitoring users internal and external to the laboratory concerning the scanner but also the production of 3D models in resin using our 3D printer (Ultimaker S5).

Also, it ensures several collective responsibilities, ie the management and security of the IT equipment and monitoring regarding the management of personal data, as well as the maintenance of the LIMS.

Scanner 3D EVA micro
Scan 3D equine skull

Scan mussel shell

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.