2015- present: Lecturer in Applied Biological Sciences. School of Natural Sciences, Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling.
2010-2015: Research Fellow, CNRS. European Research Project FP7. Marine Metagenomics for new Biotechnological applications (MAMBA FP7-KBBE-2008-226977). Observatoire d’Océanographie Biologique de Banyuls. UPMC
2009-2010: Research Fellow, ESA (European Space Agency). European Research Project. Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELISSA, ESA-PRODEX). Department of Proteomics and Environmental Microbiology. University of Mons, Belgium.
2005/2009: PhD, Joint Doctoral Degree. Cotutelle between University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC, Paris, France) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney, Australia)
2005: Master degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, UPMC, Paris, France
2003: BSc Hons in Molecular and Cellular Biology, UPMC, Paris, France
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.
Matallana-Surget S, Werner J, Wattiez R, Lebaron K, Intertaglia L, Regan C, Morris J, Teeling H, Ferrer M, Golyshin PN, Gerogiorgis D, Reilly SI & Lebaron P (2018) Proteogenomic Analysis of Epibacterium Mobile BBCC367, a Relevant Marine Bacterium Isolated From the South Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, Art. No.: 3125. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.03125
Perez VA, Hengst MB, Kurte L, Dorador C, Jeffrey WH, Wattiez R, Molina V & Matallana-Surget S (2017) Bacterial survival under extreme UV radiation: A comparative proteomics study of Rhodobacter sp., isolated from high altitude wetlands in Chile. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, Art. No.: 1173. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01173
Baptiste L, Houyoux N, Matallana-Surget S & Wattiez R (2012) Analysis of Isotopic Labelling Vs. Label-Free Approaches for Quantitative Proteomics.. In: Integrative Proteomics. Croatia: InTech, pp. 327-346. http://www.intechopen.com/books/integrative-proteomics; https://doi.org/10.5772/2473
Williams T, Joux F, Lauro F, Matallana-Surget S & Cavicchioli R (2011) Physiology of marine oligotrophic ultramicrobacteria. In: Horikoshi K, Antranikian G, Bull A, Robb F & Stetter K (eds.) Extremophiles Handbook. Japan: Springer, pp. 1179-1199. http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431538974
Matallana-Surget S, Douki T, Meador J, Cavicchioli R & Joux F (2010) Influence of growth temperature and starvation state on survival and DNA damage induction in the marine bacterium Sphingopyxis alaskensis exposed to UV radiation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 100 (2), pp. 51-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2010.05.001
Matallana-Surget S, Joux F, Raftery M & Cavicchioli R (2009) The response of the marine bacterium Sphingopyxis alaskensis to solar radiation assessed by quantitative proteomics. Environmental Microbiology, 11 (10), pp. 2660-2675. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.01992.x
Matallana-Surget S, Douki T, Cavicchioli R & Joux F (2009) Remarkable resistance to UVB of the marine bacterium Photobacterium angsutum explained by an unexpected role of photolyase. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 8 (9), pp. 1313-1320. https://doi.org/10.1039/B902715G
Matallana-Surget S, Meador J, Joux F & Douki T (2008) Effect of the GC content of DNA on the distribution of UVB-induced bipyrimidine photoproducts. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 7 (7), pp. 794-801. https://doi.org/10.1039/B719929E
Abboudi M, Matallana-Surget S, Rontani J, Sempéré R & Joux F (2008) Physiological alteration of the marine bacterium Vibrio angustum S14 exposed to simulated sunlight during growth. Current Microbiology, 57 (5), pp. 412-417. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-008-9214-9
Matallana-Surget S, Joux F, Lebaron P & Cavicchioli R (2007) Isolation and characterization of oligotrophic marine bacteria. Journal de la Societe de Biologie, 201 (1), pp. 41-50. http://www.biologie-journal.org/articles/jbio/abs/2007/01/contents/contents.html; https://doi.org/10.1051/jbio%3A2007005