CHAPON Virginie (CEA, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France)

First Name: Virginie

Name: Chapon

Position: Researcher


Institute / University / Company: CEA

Research Unit: BIAM/LIPM

Address (city, state): CEA Cadarache – Bat 185 – 13108 Saint Paul Lez Durance

Country: France

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

  • bacteria-radionuclide interactions
  • nuclear toxicology
  • radionuclide tolerance
  • stress response
  • bioremediation

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • uranium
  • cesium
  • strontium

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • bacteria
  • Microbacterium

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

  • natural uranium-rich soil
  • radionuclides-contaminated environment (Chernobyl)

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: NO

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

1. Mondani L, Benzerara K, Carrière M, Christen R, Mamindy-Pajany Y, Février L, Marmier N, Achouak W, Nardoux P, Berthomieu C, Chapon V. Influence of uranium on bacterial communities: a comparison of natural uranium-rich soils with controls. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25771.
2. Theodorakopoulos N, Chapon V, Coppin F, Floriani M, Vercouter T, Sergeant C, Camilleri V, Berthomieu C, Février L. Use of combined microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to reveal interactions between uranium and Microbacterium sp. A9, a strain isolated from the Chernobyl exclusion zone. J Hazard Mater. 2015 Mar 21;285:285-93.
3. Mondani L, Piette L, Christen R, Bachar D, Berthomieu C, Chapon V. Microbacterium lemovicicum sp. nov., a bacterium isolated from a natural uranium-rich soil. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2013 Jul;63(Pt 7):2600-6.
4. Theodorakopoulos N, Février L, Barakat M, Ortet P, Christen R, Piette L, Levchuk S, Beaugelin-Seiller K, Sergeant C, Berthomieu C, Chapon V. Soil prokaryotic communities in Chernobyl waste disposal trench T22 are modulated by organic matter and radionuclide contamination. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2017 Aug1;93(8).
5. Gallois N, Alpha-Bazin B, Ortet P, Barakat M, Piette L, Long J, Berthomieu C, Armengaud J, Chapon V.  Proteogenomic insights into uranium tolerance of a Chernobyl’s Microbacterium bacterial isolate. J Proteomics. 2018 Apr 15;177:148-157.

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