Eric Bapteste completed a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from University Pierre et Marie Curie in 2003. From 2003-2007, he was a postdoctoral fellow in microbial evolutionary biology at Dalhousie University, Canada, with Ford Doolittle, and completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Biology from the University La Sorbonne. He was hired by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France, in 2007. He is now CNRS Research director, and co-team leader of the ‘Adaptation, Integration, Reticulation, Evolution’ Team, an academic lab of evolutionary bioinformatics, developing network methods to investigate microbial evolution with a growing interest in the evolution of aging. He has published more than 85 papers in reputed journals and 3 books of popular sciences about evolutionary biology.