During the past 10 years, my career and projects have focused on the physiological and molecular responses of model microorganisms to damaging radiation, using truly state of the art proteomics approaches. My expertise centres on microbial ecology and photobiology, with strong skills in molecular biology and proteomics.
2009 (France / Australia) PhD Graduation. Double diploma delivered by the UPMC (Paris, France) and the UNSW (Sydney, Australia).
Thesis title: "Physiological and molecular responses of the marine oligotrophic ultramicrobacterium Sphingopyxis alaskensis RB2256 to visible light and ultraviolet radiation".
2009- 2010 (ESA, Belgium) and 2010-2015 (CNRS, France) 2 Postdoctoral Research Positions, working for 2 European Research Projects. The foundations and break through science and technology I learned during my PhD at UNSW has clearly translated through my studies as postdoctoral scientist for the European Space Agency (Spatial Microbiology) working on the MeLISSA project (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) doing quantitative proteomics on Arthrospira platensis and after as a Research Fellow (CNRS) on the European project (FP7) MAMBA (Marine Metagenomics for new Biotechnological Applications) working on newly characterised UV-resistant marine bacteria.
I was appointed to a lecturer position at the University of Stirling in January 2015, where I am currently developing my research group on marine microbial ecology.