Beginning: November 2016
Goal: With this PhD project, we are studying the control of epibacterial communities at the surface of the Mediterranean seaweed T. atomaria, combining in situ and laboratory studies. To achieve this, an original approach is used, coupling metabolomic and metagenomic analysis.
Ultimately, understanding these diverse mechanisms is expected to consider new antifouling strategies for the protection of artificial surfaces immersed in the marine environment.
Methods: Cytometry, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Epifluorescence Microscopy, Metagenomics, Metabolomics, Bacterial Isolation, MiSeq, Quantitative RT-PCR, Bioassays, Mesocosm, NMR Metabolomics