Estelle Couradeau - Geomicrobiologist

 

EDUCATION

2012: Ph.D. Geomicrobiology, Université Paris VII, France
Advisors: K. Benzerara, P. López-García

2008: M.S. Plant biology, Agroparitech’, Paris, France
Advisor: C. Neema

2007: National teaching certification in Life and Earth Sciences (Agrégation)-ranked in the top 3%, École Nomale Supérieure Lyon, France.

2006: Bachelor's in Life and Earth Sciences, Université Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2016: Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellow. Geomicrobiology, Arizona State University, USA
Advisors: F. Garcia-Pichel, C. Thomazo

2012-2013: Post-Doctoral Associate. Biological soil crusts, Arizona State University, USA
Advisor: F. Garcia-Pichel

2011-2012: Researcher/Lecturer, Geomicrobiology, Université Paris VII, Paris, France

 

PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION

E. Couradeau, D. Roush, B. S. Guida, F. Garcia-Pichel “Evidence of Substrate Specialization among Euendolithic Cyanobacteria from Mona Island, Puerto Rico”, submission 2016

E. Couradeau, A. Giraldo-Silva, F. De Martini, F. Garcia-Pichel “The cyanosphere: composition and role of the microbial community associated to the biocrust forming cyanobacterium Microcoleus sp.”, submission 2016

U. Karaoz, E. Couradeau, U. Nunes da Rocha, T. Northen, F. Garcia-Pichel, E. Brodie “Microbial community ecological redundancy decreases with biocrust maturity”, submission 2016

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

E. Couradeau, U. Karaoz, H.C. Lim, U. Nunes da Rocha, T. Northen ,E. Brodie , F. Garcia-Pichel, “Bacteria increase arid land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens”, 2016, Nature Communications, accepted

K. Benzerara, F. Skouri-Panet, J.Li, C. Ferard, M. Gargaud, T. Laurent, E. Couradeau, M. Ragon, J. Cosmidis, I. Margaret-Olivier, P. López-García, D. Moreira “Intracellular Ca-carbonate biomineralization is widespread in cyanobacteria”, 2014, PNAS 111 (30) 10933-10938

E. Couradeau, K. Benzerara, E. Gérard, I. Estève, D. Moreira and P. López-García “Cyanobacterial calcification in modern microbialites at the submicrometer-scale” ,2013, Biogeosciences, 10, pp. 5255-5266

E. Gérard, B.Ménez, E. Couradeau, D. Moreira, K. Benzerara and P. López-García “Specific carbonate–microbe interactions in the modern microbialites of Lake Alchichica (Mexico)” , 2013 ,The ISME Journal Oct 7 (10)

E. Couradeau, K. Benzerara, E. Gérard, D. Moreira, S.Bernard, G.E.Brown Jr.and P. López-García “An early-branching microbialite cyanobacterium forms intracellular carbonates” 2012, Science, Vol. 336 no. 6080 pp. 459-462

E. Couradeau, K. Benzerara, D. Moreira, E. Gérard, J. Każmierczak, R. Tavera and P. López-García. “Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Community Structure in Field and Cultured Microbialites from the Alkaline Lake Alchichica (Mexico).” 2011, PLoS ONE, 6(12): e28767

 

BOOK CHAPTER & PROCEEDINGS

E. Couradeau, K. Benzerara, D. Moreira, P. López-García. “Protocols for the study of microbe-mineral interactions in modern microbialites. Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols”, Springer, 2016, In press

K. Benzerara, E. Couradeau, E. Gérard, R. Tavera, A. I. López-Archilla, D. Moreira and P. López-García “Geomicrobiological study of modern microbialites from Mexico: towards a better understanding of the ancient fossil record”, 2014, BIO Web of Conferences, 2, 02002

 

SESSION ORGANIZATION

2015- Bridging Microbial Ecology to Geochemistry: Insight from Environmental and Experimental Studies, AGU American Geophysical Union, primary convener

 

COMMUNICATIONS

2015- AGU American Geophysical Union San Francisco (USA) Evidence of substrate preference among euendolithic Cyanobacteria from Mona Island, Puerto Rico – Poster

2015- EGU European Geophysical Union Vienna (Austria) Bacteria increase arid land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens – Poster

2015- Local ASM American Society for Microbiology AZ-NV branch Flagstaff (USA) Bacteria increase arid land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens – Poster

2013- 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau Flagstaff (USA) Colonization Stages of Biological Soil Crusts and response through wet-up – Oral

2012- ISPP International symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes Porto (Portugal) An early-branching microbialite cyanobacterium forms intracellular carbonates – Poster

2012- ISME 14 International symposium Microbial ecology Copenhagen (Denmark) An early-branching microbialite cyanobacterium forms intracellular carbonates – Oral

2012- Goldschmidt conference Geosciences Montreal (Canada) An early-branching microbialite cyanobacterium forms intracellular carbonates – Oral

2011- Goldschmidt conference Geosciences Prague (Czech Republic) Early fossilization process of Cyanobacteria in modern microbialites – Poster

2011- Origins 2011 Montpellier (France) Early fossilization process of Cyanobacteria associated with modern stromatolites of Alchichica alkaline lake (Mexico) – Poster

2010- ISME 13 International symposium Microbial ecology Seattle (USA) Diversity and role of Cyanobacteria in the formation of Alchichica stromatolites (Mexico) – Oral

2010- Journées Association Francophone d’Ecologie Microbienne Marseille (France) Diversité et rôle des Cyanobactéries dans la formation des stromatolites modernes du lac de Alchichica (Mexique) – Poster

2009- Goldschmidt conference Geosciences Davos (Suisse) Geomicrobiology of microbialites from the Alchichica alkaline lake – Poster

 

INVITED TALKS

2015- 13th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau Flagstaff (USA) Bacteria increase arid land soil surface temperature through the production of sunscreens

2012- Université de Bourgogne, Laboratoire Biogéosciences, An early-branching microbialite cyanobacterium forms intracellular carbonates

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2015-Poster award, American Society of Microbiology AZ-NV branch, Flagstaff, USA

2013-Cover picture, Science vol 340, issue 6140

2010-Poster award, Journées Association Francophone d’Ecologie Microbienne Marseille (France)

 

GRANT & FUNDING

2015-Interdisciplinary postdoctoral award-Arizona State University
PIs: E Couradeau & M. Giraudeau
Total : $ 7.5k

2013-European Marie-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF)
PI: E Couradeau
Participants: F. Garcia-Pichel (Arizona State University, USA), C. Thomazo (Université de Bourgogne, France)
Total: € 270k (3 years of funding including salary, benefits and more than € 50k for research)

2011-Travel grant from the French society of mineralogy to attend the International School on Minerals and Biosphere, Campiglia Marittima (Italy)

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microbiology: culture enrichment, isolation, optical and fluorescent microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, use of various fluorescent dyes, pigments and fermentation products analysis

Molecular biology: DNA extraction, PCR, real-time PCR, cloning, DGGE, 16S library preparation for Illumina sequencing

Sample characterization: sample preparation (dehydration, embedding, sectioning, polishing), X Ray-diffraction, Scanning and Transmission electron microscopy, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), Synchrotron based scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM), Synchrotron based X-ray microtomography, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas chromatography (GC)

Data processing: Bioinformatics, Treatment of 16S library data (Qiime pipeline), sequence management and molecular phylogeny, treatment of images and stacks

 

TEACHING

2011-2012: Lecturer in Geology (96h/year) Université Paris VII, France
Mentoring of « introduction to research » projects grad. level
Preparation program to the competition of teachers recruitment for grad. students

2008-2011: Teaching assistant in Biology (64h/year) Université Paris VII, France
Plant biology undergraduate level
Geomicrobiology (past and present stromatolites) grad. level
Preparation program to the competition of teachers recruitment for grad. students

 

MENTORING

2013-2014: Honor college undergraduate thesis – Tara Lafabrêgue Rodkey

 

COLLABORATIONS

Dr. F. Garcia-Pichel – Garcia-Pichel Lab, ASU, Tempe AZ, USA /Endolithic microbial communities

Dr. T. Northen – Northen Lab, LBL, Berkeley, CA, USA / Study of Biological Soil Crusts

Dr. E. Brodie – Brodie Lab, LBL, Berkeley, CA, USA / Study of Biological Soil Crusts

Dr. M. Giraudeau – McGraw Lab, ASU, Tempe AZ, USA / Bird gut microbiome

Dr. R. Guenon – Day Lab, ASU, Tempe AZ, USA / UV decomposed litters microbiome

 

SERVICE

Reviewer for NSF projects (Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Competition)

Reviewer for scientific journals: Scientific Reports, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Environmental microbiology, Journal of soils and sediments, Sedimentary geology

Organizer of graduate students and postdocs seminars, Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des milieux condensés (2010-2012)

Convener Arizona State University postdoc association (2015)

Lab website manager (http://garcia-pichel.lab.asu.edu/)