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 Dolan from the Villefranche Oceanographic laboratory to sample and identify ciliates from the Mediterranean Sea.

I did a post-doctoral fellowship working with Alexandra Worden at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California. I developed and implemented methods and technologies for microbial oceanography, including innovations in genomics, transcriptomics and metatranscriptomics. My main focus was on the basic biology 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.

Since then, I’ve been a post-doctoral fellow at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (Marie CurieSkłodowská grant). I work with Fabrice Not and will explore the diversity and function of plankton associated microbiota.

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Charles Bachy