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Education and professional career

Professional career

2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow: Genomics of Spruce (Picea spp.) resistance to White Pine Weevil (Pissodes strobi).
Supervisors : Prof. Kermit Ritland (Population genetics and genomics Lab)
Department of Forest Sciences / Michael Smith Laboratories
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2006-2007 ATER position (Research and teaching assistantship): Feminizing Wolbachia and multiple paternity in Armadillidium vulgare
Laboratoire Ecologie, Evolution, Symbiose, Université de Poitiers, France


2003-2007 Ph.D.
Title: “Diversity and impact of feminizing Wolbachia on the genetic structure of Armadillidium vulgare
"Very Honorable" Mention
Supervisors: Prof. Frédéric Grandjean & Dr. Monique Johnson
Laboratoire "Ecologie, Evolution, Symbiose", UMR CNRS 6556, Université of Poitiers, France
See détails here.
2002-2003 Master 2 "Biology: Evolution and Control of populations" (5th year degree) Research training of 8 months.
Université François Rabelais (Tours)
2001-2002 Master 1 "Biology of Populations and Ecosystems" (4th year degree)
Université Lille I (USTL, France)
1999-2001 Licence of "Biology of Organisms" (3rd year degree)
Université de Lille I (USTL, France)
1997-1999 DEUG "Life Sciences", Biostage (2nd year degree)
Université de Lille I (USTL, France)

Stages de recherche

(8 months)
Population analysis of genetic polymorphism of Amyrel and XDH genes in two invasive species: Drosophila ananassae and D. malerkotliana
Supervisor: J.-L. Da Lage (CR CNRS), Laboratoire "Population, Genetique et Evolution", CNRS de Gif-sur-Yvette, France
(4 months)
Microsatellite loci analysis in the Nile perch (Lates niloticus)
Supervisor: J.-F. Agnèse (CR CNRS), Laboratoire "Génome, Population, Interactions", Université Montpellier II, France
(6 weeks)
Study of the influence of temperature on the activity of the invasive crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lucas, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, University of Durham, United Kingdom
(9 months)
Systematic Checking of collections of Cichlidae Bathybatini and Ectodini in the Africa Museum of Tervuren
Supervisor: Dr. J. Snoeks, Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium
(3 months)
Update of the Check-List Of Freshwater Fishes of Africa (CLOFFA) for the family Cichlidae
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Fermon, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
(2 months)
Experimental salmoniculture and perciculture
Supervisor: C. Gillet, CR INRA, Station d’Hydrobiologie Lacustre de Thonon-les-bains, France
(2 months)
Experimental larval rearing of Sea-Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Supervisor: Dr. P. Fontaine, CR, Laboratoire de Biologie Appliquée de Nancy, France