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DEGREES

1998: Ph.D's Thesis in Plant biology and Physiology, University of Clermont -Ferrand.
Biochemical aspects of cloning of juvenile and mature giant sequoias Sequoiadendron giganteum B.

1984: Master in Plant biology and Physiology, University of Clermont -Ferrand.

1983: Master in Genetics, University of Clermont -Ferrand.

1982: Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Clermont-Ferrand.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000-present: Scientist, Molecular biologist in charge of the Genetic Evaluation Laboratory at EBCL.

1999-2000: Research assistant of Dr. Diana Fernandez at the Plant Pathology Laboratory, research unit of Dr. Michel Nicole at the Institute of Research and Development (IRD) Montpellier, France. Isolation using SSH method of the genes induced at the early stage of the hypersensitive response of coffea sp. to Hemileia vastatrix and their preliminary studies.

1998-1999: Research assistant of Dr. Didier Boguz at the Physiology Cellular and Molecular of Trees laboratory, research unit of Pr. Emile Duhoux at IRD, Montpellier, France. Functional analysis of the promoter of a plant metallothionein gene (CgMT1) through genetic transformation of tobacco and Allocasuarina verticillata and cloning of the promoter of the auxin responsive gene GH3.

1992-1997: Research assistant at the joined CIRAD-Forêt/Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Sabah, Malaysia. Management of an ex situ conservation program of Rattans (Calamus spp.) including genetic diversity studies within the framework of an European Union Project STD3 and Micropropagation and regeneration of mature Acacia mangium within the framework of an European Union Project STD3 on the genetic transformation of different Acacia species.

1988-1991: Research assistant at the Biochemistry and Physio-Genetic for Forest Trees laboratory at the Biotechnology Research Center of AFOCEL, L'Etançon, France. Development of molecular markers for true to type cloning of forest trees, including quality control expertise for private companies.