|ACE - Antartic Circumnavigation Expedition, 2016-2017.
Funded by the Swiss Polar Institute and the Genoscope, in collaboration with N. Cassar Lab at Duke University.
|The microbial ecogenomics group participated to the 2017
Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition on board of the R/V Akademic
Trechnikov. We have collected over 1000 seawater samples along the
cruise track in order to better understand Southern Ocean microbial
diversity and biogeography. Thanks to a collaboration with the
GENOSCOPE, we are getting high quality amplicon, metagenomics and
metatranscriptomics data. Together with the wealth of environnemental
data acquired during the ACE expedition, we will provide new views on microbial ecology around the Antarctic continent.
The Brest Bay Microbial Observatory, 2014-present
have started a coastal microbial obervatory in order to better
understand microbial community dyamics in relation to seasonal
bigeochemical cycles, global change and human activity in the Bay of
Brest. We sample seawater bimonthly at the St Anne du Portzic, a station from the SOMLIT national
coastal observation network. We analyze microbial community
structure using 16S rDNA amplicon libraries and metagenomics.
EBAME - 2016- present
Workshop on Emerging Bioinformatics Approaches in Microbial Ecogenomics
annual workshop focuses on various state-of-the-art data analysis
practices targeting genome-resolved metagenomics including recovery of
population genomes from metagenomes, analysis of micro-diversity
through single-nucleotide variants, strain deconvolution, comparative
genomics, application of network theory to complex metagenomic data,
and data visualization. The workshop is made possible by the support of
numerous funding sources, including the LabEx Mer, the UBL Université
Bretagne Pays de Loire, the INRA research institute.
RegEx - PI L. Maignien - 2 yrs - 99 k€ - 2015-2016
Regulation et Expression des Genomes Extremophiles pour la decouverte de nouvelles voies metaboliques.
This projet aims at better understanding
extremophile genome expression and regulation under extreme temperature
and pressure stresses using transcrptomic approaches. Suported by
the "Region Bretagne" in the framework of its SAD
program (strategies for a sustainable atractivity), this project will
fund a postdoctoral fellow, as well as functioning expenses for 2
project start: June 2015
GenoLimit - 3 yrs - 98 k€ - 2014-2017
adaptations to life limit conditions: Comparative and
functional genomics of isolated extremophilic Archaea and Bacteria.
This project started in October 2014 and will fund a PhD Scholar to
work on comparative genomics of extremophiles. Detailed description of
the project here.
Fundings for this project are provided by the ARED program of Region Bretagne, the cluster of excellence in marin sciences LabEx mer, and the University of Western Brittany
project start: September 2014
|M2BIPAT - PI: Laurent Memery - 2 yrs - 40 k€
Marine Microbial Biodiversity Patterns. Starting in May 2014, this project initiates a microbial series within the Brest long term ecosystem observatory,
with the aim to integrate these biological data to
physical/biological modeling. Planctonic, Archaeal and Bacterial
communities from contrasted water column settings of the Iroise Sea marine protected area (Ushant stratified front), SOMLIT and Lanveoc stations will be monitored at high frequencies using molecular marker sequencing.
L. Mémery, L. Chauvaud, A. Leynaert, C. Paillard / LEMAR
M. Sourisseau, R. Siano / DYNECO,
M. Jebbar, L. Maignien / LM2E
Funded by the cluster of excellence in marin sciences LabEx mer, and the LTER Brest Iroise.
Project start: May 2014