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Mélanie TANNIERES

 

Research Microbiologist

mtannieres@ars-ebcl.org - (33) 4 99 62 30 13

 

 

 

Research projects at EBCL:

 

- Lepidium draba : application of metagenomics in understanding interactions between a weevil and a pathogen for the biocontrol of an invasive weed.

 

- Ventenata dubia : impact of soil microbes on the fitness of the invasive weeds Ventenata dubia.

 

- Control of post-harvest diseases of potatoes: differential gene expression analysis of three co-cultured strains of Pseudomonas sp. reducing symptoms induced by Fusarium sambucinum to identify genes responsible for the biocontrol efficacy against Fusarium dry rot and potential synergism between the three co-cultured strains.

 

- Olive Fruit fly : evaluation of entomopathogenic fungi against Bactrocera oleae.

 

- Endosymbionts diversity in the different populations of the biocontrol agent Trissolcus japonicus, a parasitoid of Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug.

 

Areas os scientific interest:

 

- Role of microbial communities on the fitness of weeds.

 

- Tripartite interactions between microbes plant and insect.

 

- Impact of bacterial endosymbionts on the behavior and the fitness of insect pests or their parasitoids.

 

- Insect pathology for the control of insect pests using entomopathogenic fungi.

 

Technical skills:

 

- Microbiology : plant-microbes interactions and insect microbiology.

 

- Molecular biology : DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, phylogeny.

 

- Sequencing technologies and bioinformatics.

 

- Microscopy.

 

Languages:

 

- French

 

- English

 

-German (basic conversation ability)