MULLER Emilie (CNRS / University of Strasbourg, FRANCE)

First Name: Emilie


Position: researcher

Institute / University / Company: CNRS / University of Strasbourg

Research Unit: Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire, Génomique et Microbiologie

Address (city, state): Institut de physiologie et de chimie biologique (IPCB); 4 allée Konrad Roentgen; F – 67000 Strasbourg

Country: France

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

– biogeochemical cycle
– dehalogenation
– microbial bioremediation
– systems ecology applied to ecosystem services
– in situ community caracterization

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest: organohalogenated

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest: all

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest: any

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

Muller E.E.L., Hourcade E., Louhichi-Jelail Y., Hammann P., Vuilleumier S., Bringel F. Functional genomics of dichloromethane utilization in Methylobacterium extorquens DM4. Environmental Microbiology (2011), 13:2518-2535. (Muller et al. 2011b)

Muller E.E.L., Bringel F., Vuilleumier S. Dichloromethane-degrading bacteria in the genomic age. Special issue: environmental microbiology, Research in Microbiology (2011), 162:869-876.


First Name: BAYILI


Position: Research Engineer at IRSS/CNRST Burkina Faso

Institute / University / Company: Institut de recherche en sciences de la santé

Research Unit: environnement et santé

Address (city, state): 01 BP 545, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Country: Burkina Faso

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

– bioremediation

– biodegradation

– biodecontamination

– bio-stimulation

– bioventing

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

– Saccharomyces
– Pseudomonas
– Bacillus
– Enterobacter
– Xanthomonas

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

– soil decontamination microorganisms

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

– Agricultural ecosystems with the use of chemical inputs
– Aquatic ecosystems likely to be polluted by agricultural chemical inputs

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

SAKKA HLAILI Asma (Université de Carthage, TUNISIE)

First Name: Asma


Position: Professeur de l’enseignement supérieur

Institute / University / Company: Université de Carthage, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte

Research Unit: Laboratoire de Phytoplanctonologie

Address (city, state): Fac. des Sciences de Bizerte, Zarzouna , 7021

Country: Tunisie

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

-Ecotoxicologie et phytoplancton
-Transfert des contaminants dans le réseau trophique planctonique
-Diatomées toxiques
-Consortium algue-bactéries et bioremédiation
-Interaction plancton et contaminants

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:


Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:




Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

-Eaux côtières

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

Oumayma Kahla, Sondes Melliti Ben Garali, Fatma Karray, Manel Ben Abdallah, Najwa Kallel, Najla Mhiric, Hatem Zaghden, Badreddine Barhoum, Olivier Pringault, Marianne Quéméneur, Marc Tedetti, Sami Sayadi, Asma Sakka Hlaili. 2021. Efficiency of benthic diatom-associated bacteria in the removal of benzo(a)pyrene and fluoranthene Science of the Total Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141399

Olivier Pringault, Marc Bouvy, Claire Carre, Eric Fouilland, Marouan Meddeb, Kaouther Mejri, Christophe Leboulanger, Asma Sakka Hlaili. 2020 Impacts of chemical contamination on bacterio-phytoplankton coupling. Chemosphere, 257, 127165

Chrystelle Bancon-Montigny, Catherine Gonzalez, Sophie Delpoux, Muriel Avenzac,Sylvie Spinelli, Takoua Mhadhbi, Kaouther Mejri, Asma Sakka Hlaili, Olivier Pringault. 2019 Seasonal changes of chemical contamination in coastal waters during sediment resuspension. Chemosphere, 235: 651-661

Hiba Ben Othman, Elodie Lanouguere, Patrice Got, Asma Sakka Hlaili, Christophe Leboulanger 2018 Structural and functional responses of coastal marine phytoplankton communities to PAH mixtures Chemosphere, 209: 908 – 919

Goni-Urriza Marisol , Moussard Helene, Lafabrie Céline, Carre Claire, Bouvy Marc, Sakka Hlaili Asma, Pringault Olivier 2018. Consequences of contamination on the interactions between phytoplankton and bacterioplankton. Chemosphere 195: 212 – 222

EcotoxicoMic Newsletter #13 (November 2020)

The 13th EcotoxicoMic Newsletter is available: EcotoxicoMic-NewsLetter13_Nov2020

It includes, among others, informations about the EcotoxicoMic2020 conference (presentation of the awarded PhD students and pot-docs, replays of oral and poster presentations, feedback from the attendees).

Please save the date for our next international conference EcotoxicoMic2022 that will be organized in Montpellier (France) from 15-18 November 2022.

Replay many presentations and posters of the international conference EcotoxicoMic2020

Many EcotoxicoMic2020 contributors have accepted to make their oral presentations (including some keynotes) and posters freely available online.

Please consult below the list of the available videos and posters.

(participants to EcotoxicoMic2020 who have not yet authorised the storage and display of their talk or poster can contact us)


Guasch Helena  Micro-Organisms in complex systems: Biological interactions, pollution and climate change

Hallin Sara          Microbes and N cycling in contaminated soil – dealing with additional stress

Standard presentations

Billet et al.          Antibiotics favor the establishment of antibiotrophic bacteria in agricultural soil microbial communities, but are not always sufficient to enhance antibiotic-degradation: manure spreading can help.

Bonnineau et al              The impact of urban contamination on antibioresistance in microbial communities from periphyton and sediments

Briand et al.       Metal resistance genes rich biofilm communities selected by biocide-containing surfaces in temperate and tropical coastal environments

Carles et al.        Wastewater effluent impacts the microbial diversity of periphyton in artificial streams and leads to increased community tolerance to micropollutants

Doose et al.       Effects of thorium on periphytic biofilm community, taxonomic structures, nutritional quality, and its trophic transfer to the snail Lymnaea sp.

Evariste et al.    Ecotoxicity of graphene-based materials toward a diatom-bacteria biofilm

Fikri et al.           Resistance and resilience of soil N cycle-related bacterial processes to drought and heat stress in rehabilitated urban soils.

Larras et al.        The power of the dose-response framework to uncover molecular functional responses of micro-organisms to chemicals:Dromics

Laviale et al.      Characterizing the effects of a complex contamination by pesticides: Preliminary results on the Cleurie River (France), a pilot site for an interdisciplinary approach based on phototrophic biofilms.

Lips et al.            How to anchor metabolic responses of microbial communities to community functioning?

Noyer et al.        Particle-attached riverine bacteriome shifts in a pollutant-resistant and pathogenic community during a Mediterranean extreme storm event

Palacios et al.    A disturbed environment impacts the gut microbiota of the Mediterranean pond turtle Mauremys leprosa (Schweigger, 1812)

Paris et al.          Metabolic response of Microbacterium sp. C448 exposed to environmental and medicinal concentrations of sulfamethazine antibiotic

Video posters (Flash presentations)

Ben Othman et al. (Leboulanger)              Toxicity of PAHs to phytoplankton: an example of legacy contaminants with effects still not adequately addressed

Carles et al. (Batisson)    Bioremediation of agricultural soils: a natural preventive approach to reduce the environmental contamination by pesticides

Chonova et al.   Passive samplers to highlight the presence of pharmaceuticals and their potential effect on microbial communities

Colls et al.          The URBIFUN project – Urbanization effects on the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning

Diaz-Vanegas et al.         Field testing of two filling materials for the bioremediation of arsenic-rich Acid Mine Drainage

Duperron et al. Microbiome-aware ecotoxicology of organisms: relevance, pitfalls and challenges

Evariste et al.    Gut microbiota and host-related responses of Xenopus laevis tadpoles exposed to nanoparticles: 

Hanano et al.     Exposure of Aspergillus flavus NRRL 3357 to Dioxin Results in a Hyper Aflatoxicogenic Phenotype: A Possible Role for Caleosin/Peroxygenase (AfPXG)

Hellal et al.         Bacterial biotransformation of chlordecone and two degradation products from the In Situ Chemical Reduction process (ISCR)

Jouffret et al.     Deep exploration of the microbial community in sediments from the Seine river basin by combining metagenomics & metaproteomics

Lavergne et al.  Microbial diversity and pathways mediating mercury transformations in Antarctic aquatic ecosystems

Malbezin et al.  Response of river biofilms to herbicide contamination: taxonomic and functional changes and their implications for nutritional quality

The video will be made available soon

Noyer et al.        Archaea and Bacteria evolve differently in response to a Mediterranean extreme storm event

The video will be made available soon

Palacios et al.    Removal of microbial communities (Archaea and Bacteria) from wastewaters by photo-oxidation on TiO2 under controlled radiation

The video will be made available soon

Pesce et al.         Benthic communities as indicators of large lake surface sediment contamination: A case-study in Lake Geneva.

Rimet et al. (Chonova)   Diat.barcode: a DNA tool to decipher diatom communities for the evaluation environmental pressures

The video will be made available soon

Standard posters (pdf)

Abdennadher et al.        Alexandrium minutum from the Gulf of Gabès (Southeastern Mediterranean): Morphology, toxicity and molecular characterization towards risk assessment for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

Artigas et al.      Interaction between glyphosate and dissolved phosphorus on bacterial and eukaryotic communities from river biofilms

Batisson et al.   Agricultural adjuvants: impact on the microbial toxicity and biodegradation of the pesticide active substance?

Jabiol et al.            Array of microbial indicators, a promise for a better monitoring of pesticide effects on stream biological quality

Langarica-Fuentes et al.               Effect of glyphosate application on microbial community dynamics of four German agricultural soils

Mahamoud Ahmed et al.             Chronic-exposure of river sediment microbial communities to environmental concentrations of copper induces diversity changes and tolerance acquisition without increasing sensitivity to arsenic

Nasri et al.          Nematodes trophic groups changing via reducing of bacterial population density after sediment enrichment to ciprofloxacin antibiotic: Case study of Marine Mediterranean community

Petric et al.        Exploring climate change feedbacks of the extreme weather events on the interaction between rhizosphere microbiota and plants

Rolando et al.    Bioaugmentation involving a bacterial consortium isolated from a foaming agent conditioned soil from tunneling

NGUYEN Nhung (The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, CZECH REPUBLIC)

First Name: Nhung

Name: Nguyen

Position: PhD

Institute / University / Company: The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation

Research Unit: Department of Applied Biology

Address (city, state): Bendlova 1409/7

Country: Czech republic

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

-Next-generation sequencing
-Molecular techniques
-Bacterial communities

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

-Iron-zero valent

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

-Bacterial communities

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:


Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

I give only several lessons about my research to a small group of master’s degree students of nanomaterials. Lectures are given yearly at the Institute for nanomaterials at the Technical University of Liberec.

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

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CHENG Jinping (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CHINA)

First Name: JINPING


Position: Research Assistant Professor

Institute / University / Company: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Unit: Department of Ocean Science & Hong Kong Branch of the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou)

Address (city, state): Hong Kong

Country: China

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

– Ecotoxicology

– Particle-microbe Interactions

– Multidrug resistance

– Biofilm

– Biomonitoring

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

– personal care products and pharmaceuticals

– algal toxin

– metal

– nanoparticles

– microplastics

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

– biofilm

– pathogenic bacteria

– drug resistance bacteria

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest: coastal and marine ecosystem

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

1. Yi J, Lo SH L, Cheng J *. 2020. Dynamics of microbial community structure and ecological functions in estuarine intertidal sediments, Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:585970.
2. Yi J, Cheng J. *. 2017. Effects of water chemistry and surface contact on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles to B. subtilis, Ecotoxicology, 26(5): 639-647.
3. Huang J., Cheng J. *, Yi J., 2016. Impact of silver nanoparticles on marine diatom Skeletonema costatum, Journal of Applied Toxicology, 36(10):1343-54.
4. Huang J., Yi J., Qiang L., Cheng J.*. 2016. Contribution of particle size and surface coating of silver nanoparticles to its toxicity in marine diatom Skeletonema costatum. Environmental Science, 37(5), 1968-1977.
5. Yi J., Cheng J.*,. Physicochemical properties and antibacterial effect of silver nanoparticles: a comparison of environmental and laboratorial conditions. Environmental Science, 2017,38 (3), 1173-1181.