• SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 2804 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
20042020
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Personal profile

Research expertise

Claire Gachon is a graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) who originally trained as a molecular plant pathologist. In 2006, she received a Marie Curie IEF Fellowship followed by a Marie Curie reintegration grant, to investigate the ecology and physiology of diseases of marine algae using an interdisciplinary array of approaches (mostly biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics). Notably, Claire has developed a model interaction between the intracellular oomycete pathogen Eurychasma dicksonii and the brown algal genome model Ectocarpus siliculosus. This model has the strength of being both of environmental and fundamental relevance, enabling issues to be addressed ranging from the impact of diseases in marine ecosystems to the evolution of pathogenicity among protists (grants NE/F012705/1 & (NE/J00460X/1). Her research now also encompasses freshwater algae (French ANR consortium ROME), and a broader range of pathogens, with an increasingly pronounced focus on applied topics (three grants from the Scottish business development fund Genomia). Recently, Claire successfully led a £338k NERC bid for a high power computing facility at SAMS, with multidisciplinary applications spanning across bioinformatics and marine modelling (NE/L013029/1). Thanks to her previous work on plants, Claire has a strong background in domestication, crop improvement, and marker-assisted breeding, which led her to develop the worldwide GlobalSeaweed network on algal breeding and cultivation (NE/L013223/1). Other works include cell biology and proteomics of diseased seaweeds, genome annotation of algae as well as pathogens . In only ten years, Claire has authored 27 peer-reviewed scientific articles (10 as first author) and 5 book chapters.

Academic Qualifications

Reader in Molecular Phycology

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, L'Université Paris-Sud

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Research Output 2004 2020

Parallelisable non-invasive biomass, fitness and growth measurement of macroalgae and other protists with nephelometry

Calmes, B., Strittmatter, M., Jacquemin, B., Perrineau, M., Rousseau, C., Badis, Y., Cock, J. M., Destombe, C., Valero, M. & Gachon, C. M. M., 9 Jan 2020, In : Algal Research. 46, 10 p., 101762.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

algae
macroalgae
microalgae
biomass
chlorophyll

The Unique Lipidomic Signatures of Saccharina latissima Can Be Used to Pinpoint Their Geographic Origin

Monteiro, J., Rey, F., Melo, Moreira, A. M. S., Arbona, Skjermo, Forbord, Funderud, Raposo, Kerrison, Perrineau, Gachon, C. M., Domingues, Calado & Domingues, 8 Jan 2020, In : Biomolecules. 10, 1, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
provenance
macroalgae
Norway
sampling
France
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A review of reported seaweed diseases and pests in aquaculture in Asia

Ward, G., Faisan, J., Cottier-Cook, E., Gachon, C., Hurtado, A., Lim, P-E., Matoju, I., Msuya, F., Bass, D. & Brodie, J., 9 Oct 2019, In : Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 14 p., 12649.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
macroalgae
aquaculture
pests
Phaeophyceae
biosecurity
Rhizophydiales
Skeletonema
Diatoms
Phytoplankton
Bacillariophyceae
1 Citation (Scopus)

"Ectrogella" Parasitoids of the Diatom Licmophora sp. Are Polyphyletic

Garvetto, A., Perrineau, M-M., Dressler-Allame, M., Bresnan, E. & Gachon, C. M. M., 24 Jul 2019, In : The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diatoms
Oomycetes
Parasites
Sparrows
Rhodophyta

Activities 1997 2011

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PhD examination: Marlene JOBARD, Universite Clermont-Ferrand, France

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Press / Media

ALGAE: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Claire Gachon

21/06/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

High-tech equipment to be used to produce disease-resistant algae

Claire Gachon

20/04/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Novel technology to be used in search for disease-free seaweed

Claire Gachon

20/04/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Seaweed industry research boost

Claire Gachon

1/06/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Free seaweed cultivation course

Claire Gachon

24/05/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Eukaryotic Parasites of Toxic and Bloom-forming Diatoms: Molecular insights in their diversity and physiology

Author: Garvetto, A., 12 Jul 2019

Supervisor: Gachon, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)

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