I got my Master of Science in Oceanography and Marine Environments (Master OEM) from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

I received my Ph.D in Microbiology from the University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics, and Evolution under the supervision of Purificación López-García and David Moreira. My research interest was in phylogeny, diversity and temporal dynamics of the marine tintinnid ciliates. I collaborated with John R. Dolan from the Villefranche Oceanographic laboratory to sample and identify ciliates from the Mediterranean Sea.

I did a post-doctoral fellowship working with Alexandra Z. Worden at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California. I developed and implemented methods and technologies for marine microbial ecology, including innovations in genomics, transcriptomics and metatranscriptomics. My main focus was on the basic biology, functional ecology and evolution of photoautrophic eukaryotes (e.g. prasinophytes). I also worked on their interactions with viruses and how natural populations are controlled by viral infection.

Then, I did a post-doctoral fellow at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (Marie CurieSkłodowská grant). I worked with Fabrice Not and explored the diversity and function of plankton associated microbiota. I also started my own micro-company to do bio-analyses focusing on marine microbial diversity and give some expert advices on the planktonic realm.

Between 2019 and 2022, I worked at GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany) in the OEB group and kept doing what I’m fund of: working on plankton and the microbes they interact with, as well as help colleagues and mentor students.

Since 2022, back in Roscoff at the RCC and work on new methods to detect uncultivated marine microbes.

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Charles Bachy