Dr. Yannick Pauchet

   Department of Insect Symbiosis
   Molecular Biology of the Insect Digestive System
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1507Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:+49 (0)3641 57 1502Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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Current and previous research posts

Principal investigator (09/2010 onwards), Multigene families of digestive and detoxicative enzymes in insects. Entomology department, Max Plank Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany

Postdoctoral Research Associate (03/2008-08/2010), Molecular biology of herbivorous insects. Laboratory of Prof. R.H. ffrench-Constant, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter in Cornwall, Penryn, UK.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (03/2005-02/2008), Physiology and proteomics of the lepidopteran midgut. Entomology department, Max Plank Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany.


30th November 2004: Doctorate degree “Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Biology”, obtained with Honours (Mention très honorable avec félicitations du jury).
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France and INRA, U.M.R 1112.
Doctoral fellowship from Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and INRA.
Thesis: Interaction between the Bacillus sphaericus binary toxin and its receptor in Culex pipiens mosquito larvae.

15th September 2001: Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (M.Sc. degree), "Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology", obtained with Honours (mention très bien).
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France and INRA, U.M.R 1112.
Thesis: Elucidation of a resistance mechanism developed by a Culex pipiens population to the Bacillus sphaericus binary toxin.


- Pump-priming grant from the Research and knowledge transfer, University of Exeter (2009). Discovery of plant cell wall digestive enzymes expressed in the midgut of herbivorous beetles and their potential use in the Industry. £28,000 for 454 sequencing + 6 months salary.
- Illumina sequencing pump-priming project, University of Exeter (2009). Detoxification of nicotine by the Tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta. Two Illumina sequencing lanes (~£2,000).

Fellowships and awards:

- Award from the Royal Entomological Society for the best paper 2010-11 published in 'Insect Molecular Biology'. Pyrosequencing Manduca sexta larval midgut transcriptome: messages for digestion, detoxification and defence.19(1), 61-75.
- PhD fellowship awarded by the Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and INRA. January 2002 to December 2004. Three years studenship.
- Student travel award from the Bacteria Division, Society for Invertebrate Pathology, SIP annual meeting 2004. Helsinki, Finland. US$500.
- Best student oral presentation, 2nd price. SIP annual meeting 2004. Helsinki, Finland. US$150.

Reviewing work

Nature Communications; Molecular Ecology; Scientific Reports; Journal of Proteome Research; Proteomics; PLoS ONE; BMC Genomics; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology; Cellular Microbiology; Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Insect Molecular Biology; Journal of Insect Physiology; European Journal of Entomology; Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety; The Open Biotechnology Journal; Insectes Sociaux.


Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP).
European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB).


- Y. Pauchet, R.H. ffrench-Constant (2011). Polysaccharide degrading enzymes from Coleoptera insects. UK Patent Application GB2479462.

Up-to-date Publication list

please see: Publication list Pubmed
last updated on 2016-11-29