Claire Gachon

Doctor

  • Reader in Molecular Phycology, SAMS
  • United Kingdom

  • 3085 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
20042020

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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

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

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Research Output

Demystifying biotrophs: FISHing for mRNAs to decipher plant and algal pathogen–host interaction at the single cell level

Badstöber, J., Gachon, C. M. M., Ludwig-müller, J., Sandbichler, A. M. & Neuhauser, S., 31 Aug 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 13 p.

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    Novel α-Hydroxy γ-Butenolides of Kelp Endophytes Disrupt Bacterial Cell-to-Cell Signaling

    Vallet, M., Chong, Y., Tourneroche, A., d, M., Hubas, C., Lami, R., Gachon, C. M. M., Klochkova, T., Chan, K. & Prado, S., 30 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 9 p.

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    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., 1 Mar 2020, In : Algal Research. 46, 10 p., 101762.

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  • 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.

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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

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

    Claire Gachon

    20/04/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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

    Claire Gachon

    20/04/17

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Seaweed industry research boost

    Claire Gachon

    1/06/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Free seaweed cultivation course

    Claire Gachon

    24/05/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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    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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