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Samuel PÉAN

PhD in Behavioral Sciences

Freelance data scientist & web analyst

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About me

I’m French, 30 years old, I have a PhD in Behavioural Sciences / Ecology and I’m specialized in big data sets analysis.

My PhD exacerbated my curiosity, patience, creativity, tenacity and persistence. During my studies, I created video analysis software to convert billions of pixels to tables with millions of rows. Then, I created my own tools to sum up all that in few graphs. As a scientist, I like understanding how things work. As an ethologist, I enjoy analysing relationships that living things have with one another and with their environment.
During my PhD, I taught statistics through Excel at the University of La Rochelle (France). I also supervised several interns and technicians, trained other PhD students or researchers and worked in collaboration with foreign researchers. My PhD taught me how to manage projects with tight budgets and timings. I also learned how to get to the heart of matter by summarizing years of research in few graphs.

Abilities

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Office

LaTeX / BibTeX
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook)
OpenOffice / LibreOffice

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Statistics

Statistical software: R, Statistica, SPSS, SAS, Minitab, XLStats
Parametric, non parametric and multivariate (ANCOVA, PCA, CA, AHC, etc.) analyses

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Programming / scripting

S (R software), Java, JavaScript (jQuery library), Visual Basic, PHP, MySQL, HTML / CSS

Portfolio

Video / data analysis software I’ve created

Professional experience

PhD Student at Ifremer

2008-2012

  • Data acquisition and analysis of locomotor behaviours (from thousands of hours of video recording)
  • Research experiences management
  • Interns / technicians supervision
  • PhD students / researchers training
  • Participations in international collaborations
  • Synthesis reports / scientific articles writing
  • Oral communications in international meetings

Excel / Dreamweaver teaching assistant at the University of La Rochelle

2009

  • Excel tutorial classes supervision: basic formulas, conditional calculations, pivot tables
  • Dreamweaver tutorial classes supervision: basic HTML pages creation
  • Course creation
  • Exams proctoring and marking

INRA research engineer

2008

  • Data acquisition and analysis issued from feeding behaviour of farmed fish exposed to self-feeders during 3 months
  • Excel / Access macros

Diplomas

PhD

in Behavioral Ecology (with Honors), University of La Rochelle.
Thesis title: “Effects of organic pollutant on zebrafish (Danio rerio) and common sole (Solea solea) behavior”.

Degree authorisation

for the use of laboratory animals, College of Veterinary Medicine of Nantes.

Master

in Ecology and Marine Environment, University of La Rochelle.

License

in General Biology, University of La Rochelle.

Articles & meetings

I wrote some scientific articles…

  • Millot, S., Péan S., Labbé L., Kerneis T., Quillet E., Dupont-Nivet M.., Bégout M.-L. (2014). Assessment of Genetic Variability of Fish Personality Traits using Rainbow Trout Isogenic Lines. Behavior Genetics.

  • Péan S., Daouk T., Vignet C., Lyphout L., Leguay D., Loizeau V., Cousin X., Bégout M.-L. (2013). Long-term dietary-exposure to non-coplanar PCBs induces behavioral disruptions in adult zebrafish and their offspring. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, Vol 39: 45-56.

  • Vignet C., Bégout M.-L., Péan S., Lyphout, L., Leguay D., Cousin X. (2013). Systematic screening of behavioural responses in two zebrafish lines.  Zebrafish, Vol 10(3): 365-375.

  • Benhaïm D., Bégout M.-L., Péan S., Manca M., Prunet P., Chatain B. (2013). Impact of a plant-based diet on behavioural and physiological traits in sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Aquatic Living Ressources, Vol 26(02): 121-131.

  • Benhaïm D., Péan S., Lucas G., Blanc N., Chatain B., Bégout M.-L. (2012). Early life behavioural differences in wild caught and domesticated sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Vol 141(1-2): 79–90.

  • Cousin X., Daouk T., Péan S., Lyphout L., Schwartz M.-É., Bégout M.-L. (2012). Electronic individual identification of zebrafish using radio frequency identification (RFID) microtags. Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 215(16): 2729-2734.

  • Benhaïm D., Bégout M.-L., Péan S., Brisset B., Leguay D., Chatain B. (2012). Effect of fasting on self-feeding activity in juvenile Sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Vol 136(1): 63-73.

  • Benhaïm D., Péan S., Brisset B., Leguay D., Bégout M.-L., Chatain B. (2011). Effect of size grading on Sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) juveniles self-feeding behaviour, social structure and culture performances. Aquatic Living Resources, Vol 24(04): 391-402.

  • Millot S., Péan S., Chatain B., Bégout M.-L. (2011). Self-feeding behaviour changes induced by a first and a second generation of domestication or selection for growth in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Aquatic Living Resources, Vol 24(01): 53-61.  

  • Millot S., Péan S., Leguay D., Vergnet A., Chatain B., Bégout M.-L. (2010)Evaluation of behavioral changes induced by a first step of domestication or selection for growth in the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax): A self-feeding approach under repeated acute stress. Aquaculture, Vol 306(1-4): 211-217.

…and did some international meetings!

Oral communications:
  • Péan S., Daouk T., Vignet C., Lyphout L., Leguay D., Loizeau V., Cousin X., Bégout M-L. (2012). Long-term food exposure to PCB mixtures induces behavioural disruptions in adult zebrafish and their offspring. Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), Norwich, United-Kingdom – July 9-13, 2012.

  • Vignet C., Le Menach K., Péan S., Lyphout L., Leguay D., Budzinski H., Bégout M.-L, Cousin X. (2012). Long term effects of an early exposure to PAHs on zebrafish behavioural responses. Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), Norwich, United-Kingdom – July 9-13, 2012.

  • Péan S., Daouk T., Besson M., Loizeau V., Cousin X., Bégout M.-L. (2010). Effects of PCBs on zebrafish behaviour. 9th International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Barcelona, Spain – July 5-9, 2010.

  • Lyphout L., Péan S., Schwartz M-É., Daouk T., Bégout M.-L., Cousin X. (2009). Individual identification of zebrafish using Nonatec RFID tags. 1st Meeting on Emerging Technologies in Zebrafish, Bilbao, Spain – November 25-26, 2009.

  • Millot S.Péan S., Mayeras A.-L., Labbé L., Dupont-Nivet M., Bégout M.-L. (2009). Fish personality as a measure of phenotypic plasticity in rainbow trout clones. International Ethological Conference, Rennes, France – August 19-24, 2009.

  • Millot S.Péan S., Bégout M.-L., Chatain B. (2009). Chronic and acute stress effects on feeding behaviour and growth performances of different European sea bass strain (Dicentrarchus labrax). Wellfish meeting, COST 867, Isafjordur, Iceland – June 15-28, 2009.

  • Péan S., Millot S., Bégout M-L., Chatain B. (2009). Acute and chronic stress effects on feeding behaviour and growth performance in different strains of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Quatrièmes Rencontre de l’Ichtyologie en France, Paris, France – March 24-27, 2009.

  • Lefrançois C., Luna Acosta A., Millot S., Péan S., Bégout M-L., Domenici P. (2008). Swimming performance and aerobic metabolic scope in domesticated strains of European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax. International Congress on the Biology of Fish, Portland, USA, July 28 – August 1, 2008.

     

Posters:
  • Vignet C., Le Menach K., Péan S., Lyphout L., Leguay D., Budzinski H., Bégout M.-L, Cousin X. (2012). Long term effects of an early exposure to PAHs on zebrafish behavioural responses. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany – May 20-24, 2012.

  • Cousin X., Daouk T., Péan S., Vignet C., Larcher T., Roupsard F., Lyphout L., Leguay D., Loizeau V., Bégout M.-L. (2012). Long-term food-exposure to PCB mixtures induces reproductive and behavioural disruptions in zebrafish. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany – May 20-24, 2012.

  • Hunter E., Péan S., Bégout M.L. (2011). Impacts of tagging on the common sole, Solea solea. Eighth International Flatfish Symposium, IJmuiden, The Netherlands – November 5-11, 2011.

  • Dupont-Nivet M., Prunet P., Bégout M.-L., Pellegrini P., Khaw H.L., Millot S., Péan S., Aupérin B., Valotaire C., Rolland J., Kerneis T., Goardon L., Quillet E. (2010). Genetics of adaptation in rainbow trout: A multidisciplinary approach. Aquaculture Europe, Porto, Portugal – October 5-8, 2010.

  • Péan S., Daouk T., Mayeras A.-L., Besson M., Loizeau V., Cousin X., Bégout M.-L. (2010). From model to fisheries species: Behavioural studies to reveal the potential effects of contaminant on fish population. ICES Annual Science Conference, Nantes, France – September 20-24, 2010.

  • Péan S., Daouk T., Cousin X., Bégout M.-L. (2010). A contribution from Zebrafish behavioural ecologists. EuFishBioMed meeting, COST BM0804, London, United-Kingdom – September 8-9, 2009.

  • Péan S., Mayeras A.-L., Loizeau V., Bégout M.-L. (2010). Effects of organic pollutants on common sole behavior. PhD Students Meeting La Rochelle, France – April 29, 2010.

  • Péan S., Mayeras A.-L., Loizeau V., Bégout M.-L. (2009). Do PCBs affect fish behaviour ? International Ethological Conference, Rennes, France – August 19-24, 2009

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