IHPE – TRAVERS Marie-Agnès english

University of Montpellier
Place Eugène Bataillon CC 80
F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
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email: marie.agnes.travers@ifremer.fr
POSITION: Researcher C2A Ifremer
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Since my beginnings in research, I focused on bacteria and their interactions with hosts and environment. During my pHD within UMR 6539 (LEMAR, 2005-2008), I described an abalone disease and more specifically interaction mechanisms between the bacteria Vibrio harveyi and the mollusc Haliotis tuberculata. In 2009, I joined the UMR 7245 (Molécules de Communication et Adaptation des Micro-organismes, 2009-2011) for a post-doctoral experience. My project was to identify the molecules by which intestinal bacteria can control the Human parasite Giardia lamblia.
I was recruited as a researcher in IFREMER in 2011, firstly in the Laboratory for Genetics and Pathology of Marine Molluscs (LGPMM, La Tremblade). This laboratory has been appointed as the European Union and French Reference Laboratory (EURL, NRL) for mollusc diseases. My work was thus dedicated at identifying and describing bacterial species affecting bivalves (mainly Vibrio) and the associated diseases. Since 2019, I joined IHPE (MIMM) and developed research on the interactions between bacterial virulence and invertebrate immune response, through 2 main models: Vibrio aestuarianus / Crassostrea gigas et Vibrio splendidus / Mytilus sp.
– 2018 HDR in shellfish diseases. University of La Rochelle. “Regard à travers les Vibrio pour mieux comprendre les interactions hôte-bactérie-environnement” 96 p.
– 2008 PhD in shellfish diseases. University of Brittany: Thesis: “Interactions between the bacteria Vibrio harveyi and its host Haliotis tuberculata at cellular and molecular levels” 269 p.
– 2004 MSc in Microbial genetics at INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences)
– 2004 MSc in Pharmacology at Toulouse II University
PUBLICATIONS in the lab with impact factor: link
LAST PUBLICATIONS before arriving in the lab:
– Parizadeh L., Tourbiez D., Garcia C., Haffner P., Degremont L., Le Roux F., Travers M.-A. (2018). Ecologically realistic model of infection for exploring the host damage caused by Vibrio aestuarianus . Environmental Microbiology , 20(12), 4343-4355 (doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14350)
– Benabdelmouna A., Saunier A., Ledu C., Travers M.-A., Morga B. (2018). Genomic abnormalities affecting mussels (Mytilus edulis-galloprovincialis) in France are related to ongoing neoplastic processes, evidenced by dual flow cytometry and cell monolayer analyses . Journal of Invertebrate Pathology , 157, 45-52 (doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2018.08.003) 
– Allain T., Chaouch S., Thomas M., Travers M.-A., Valle I., Langella P., Grellier P., Polack B., Florent I., Bermudez-Humaran L.G. (2018). Bile Salt Hydrolase Activities: A Novel Target to Screen Anti-Giardia Lactobacilli? Frontiers In Microbiology , 9(89), 9 (doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00089)
– Falaise C., James A., Travers M.-A., Zanella M., Badawi M., Mouget J.-L. (2019). Complex Relationships between the Blue Pigment Marennine and Marine Bacteria of the Genus Vibrio . Marine Drugs , 17(3), 160 (doi: 10.3390/md17030160)