Dr. Nathalie Simon

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N. Simon obtained a PhD (1995), at the Station Biologique de Roscoff, UPMC on the diversity of marine phytoplanton. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hawaii (1996) where she developed methods for the detection and quantification of phytoplankton (Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization). She then worked at the Alfred-Wegener Institut (AWI) in Bremerhaven (Germany) on the identification of toxic haptophytes using molecular techniques (1997-98). She obtained a position (assistant professor) at UPMC in 1998. She teaches marine biodiversity, ecology and algae taxonomy and systematics. Her research interests concern marine plankton diversity and ecology. She recently worked on the infra-specific diversity within well known taxa (Micromonas pusilla) and on the interactions between Micromonas and viruses. She is responsible for the Roscoff phytoplankton time-series and involved in the development of a national database dedicated to plankton monitoring and biodiversity.  

List of Courses

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
Diversity measurements and species distribution 6
Marine Microorganisms: Molecular approaches to their taxonomic and functional diversity 6
EMBC+ MODULE 3: Conservation and Restoration of Marine Biodiversity
Management of Coastal ecosystems and diversity 6