Main Focus

My research interest is understanding how algae, plants, and their symbiotic microbes communicate and coexist in natural ecosystems. I am using omics tools to identify chemical cues exchanged by the hosts and their symbionts. I am open to collaborations to provide you with my expertise in metabolomics, microbiology, and the holobiont.

I am now leading a research group studying the microbes that control the algal biomass and toxic blooms in aquatic ecosystems. We aim to reveal their resilience to global changes and how they impact the food web. My group is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation): SFB 1127 ChemBioSys, Project number 239748522.

I am also a co-investigator of the DFG Project: Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Fungal Parasitism and their Ecological Consequences in Polar Waters. Project Number: 522027027.

Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action E-NICHE (CA22102).

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

09/2022 - Present: Principal Investigator, Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Full-time)

02/2024 - Present: Fitnesstrainer, INJOY Jena (Part-time)

11/2023 - Present: Saunameisterin, Stadtwerke Jena Gruppe (Part-time)

04/2016 - 08/2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

10/2013 - 09/2015: Assistant Teacher, Natural History Museum of Paris

10/2013 - 09/2015: Doctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum of Paris

07/2012 - 08/ 2012: Science Teacher, Charity Association ICARE

01/2011 - 12/2011: Assistant Teacher, Natural History Museum of Paris

04/2006 - 12/2009: Administrative Agent, City of Viry-Chatillon

Summer semester 2007, 2008: Volunteer Staff, Picardie Nature Wildlife Charity Association


2015: Doctor in Philosophy, Major in Chemical Ecology, Graduated with Honors, Paris Sorbonne University

2012: Master of Sciences, Major in Biology, Ecology and Toxicology, Graduated with Honors, Natural History Museum of Paris

2010: Bachelor of Sciences, Major in Biomedical Sciences, Paris V Descartes University

2006: 1st year of Medical School, Paris V Descartes University


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  • Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action E-NICHE (CA22102)
  • Acquisition of third-party funding:
        1. Chemical Signaling in Algae-Parasites Communities 241 200 EUR (4 years),
        2. Single-cell metabolomic profiling of microalgae with LDI-MS, Horizon 2020 UE ASSEMBLE Plus 2018, 5 000 EUR
        3. Chemical defense of algal biofilms, Horizon 2020 UE ASSEMBLE Plus, 2020, 5 000 EUR
  • Mentoring activity: 7 graduates co-supervised, 14 undergraduates under direct supervision.
  • Peer-reviewing activity in Fungal Biology, Botanica Marina, Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Fungi, the ISME Journal, ISME Communications.
  • Invited lecturer at scientific conferences organized by the International Society of Chemical Ecology (2018), Zhejiang China University (2019), Memorial University Ocean Sciences seminar series (2020), National Congress of the Chilean Phycological Society (2021), French Phycological Society (2021), Gordon Research Seminar Marine Natural Products (2022), Gordon Research Conference Marine Microbes (Poster, 2022), LC-MS based Marine Metabolomics Workshop (2022), Holobiont Workshop Chicago University (2023), 8th European Phycology Conference (2023), EuroEvoDevo (2024).
  • I provided Lectures for the Master's programs at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (37h). Topics covered were chemical ecology, pheromone chemistry, and plant-microbe symbiosis.


2015: FEMS Prize: Biodiversity, secondary metabolome and ecological role of fungal endophytes associated with the brown algae Laminaria digitata, Ascophyllum nodosum, Saccharina latissima and Pelvetia caniculata

2013: Award and prize: Biodiversity of fungal endophytes associated with brown algae Laminaria digitata and Ascophyllum nodosum

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