I am an ecologist with a special interest in biological communities. During my
PhD, I characterized the invasion processes of an insect (Drosophila suzukii
and its impact on the invaded communities at different levels of organization.
Now, I keep on studying community and ecosystem stability with a particular
focus on the bacterial communities (microbiota) living in and on animals.
So far, the great majority of gut microbes have not been cultured in
laboratory. My project aims at building comprehensive libraries of pure culture
covering the breadth of bacterial strains contained within several human guts.
Using recreated complex communities from my libraries, I will test different
hypotheses on the structure, stability, resilience and resistance of gut
Global Microbiome Conservancy
I am also one of the co-founders of The Global Microbiome Conservancy, a non-profit collaboration between scientists and communities around the world, unified around a common goal: to collect and preserve the full biodiversity of human gut microbes for future generations. Learn more on our website