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Thierry Tonon

Dr Thierry Tonon
Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP)
Department of Biology, B/M/123 (Area 7)
University of York
Wentworth Way
York Y010 5DD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1904 328785
I obtained my PhD in 2000 at the University of Bordeaux II, working on physiological, enzymatic and genetic aspects of arginine catabolism in the wine lactic acid bacteria Œnococcus œni under the supervision of Prof. Aline-Lonvaud-Funel. Then, I went for a brief post-doctoral position at the Faculty of Science of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), where I worked on the urea catabolism in the edible mushroom Agaricus bisporus. After three months, I moved for a second post-doctoral position to the laboratory of Prof. Ian A. Graham, in CNAP, within the Department of Biology, University of York. I worked there for four years on a project dealing with functional genomics in marine microalgae to discover genes that could be used to produce docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in oilseed rape. In September 2004 I secured a lectureship position at Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ. Paris 06, France), and undertook my research in the laboratory led by Dr. Catherine Boyen at the Station Biologique in Roscoff, working on brown algae, and more specifically with the biological model Ectocarpus. I considered targeted and global approaches to study metabolism and acclimation/adaptation to abiotic environmental changes featured by these organisms and their associated bacteria. In 2015, I was granted a leave of absence and came back to CNAP, and spent 3 years as a research fellow working on mannitol metabolism in marine microalgae in collaboration with Prof. Simon McQueen-Mason. Since September 2018, I am a Lecturer in algal biology at the University of York.
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