Lauris Evariste for his poster on “Gut microbiota and host-related responses of Xenopus laevis tadpoles exposed to nanoparticles”
- Status : post doc
- Lab: UMR 5245 ECOLAB – Laboratoire Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Environnement, Toulouse, France.
(Current lab: UMR 1331 Toxalim, Toulouse, France)
- About me and my research : The different research works that I managed were in the field of the ecotoxicology. Thereby, I studied the effects induced by different contaminants on various organisms from multiple trophic levels. My research works evolved toward a more integrative ecotoxicology, considering interactions between organisms in response to environmental stress, especialy in the case of the links between the disturbances induced in the gut bacterial communities and the consequences on host physiology.
Mégane Noyer for her poster on “Archaea and Bacteria evolve differently in response to a Mediterranean extreme storm event”
- Status: 3rd year PhD student (thesis defense on December 17th, 2020).
- Lab: UMR 5110 CEFREM – Centre de Formation et de Recherche sur les Environnements Méditerranéens, Perpignan, France
About me and my research: My university course was based on ecotoxicology, and then I specialised in microbial ecotoxicology via my internships and my thesis. My research aimed to determine the impact of pollutant mixtures on the evolution of the fluvial microbiome during extreme rainfall events via multivariate statistical analyses coupling high throughput sequencing data to a wide range of environmental parameters. Now, I am looking for a post-doc position.
Camila Diaz-Vanegas for her poster on “Field testing of two filling materials for the bioremediation of arsenic-rich Acid Mine Drainage”
- Status : 2nd year PhD student
- Lab : HydroSciences Montpellier, Montpellier, France
- About me and my research: I am Colombian PhD student in Water Science at Montpellier University, my research is focused in the optimization of biological processes for the treatment of arsenic-rich acid mine drainage. With master degree in Sustainable Management of Pollution at ISA, Lille. I am passionate in sustainable remediation and have experience in characterization of contaminated sites and assessment of bioremediation processes. I am resourceful and able to work at field and laboratory conditions.
3rd price ex-aquo (250€) : Tamara van Bergen for her poster on “Biodegradation rates of pharmaceuticals in activated sludge are dependent on concentration”
- Status: 3rd year PhD student
- Lab: Environmental Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands
- About me and my research: I am an environmental scientist with a broad interest in global biogeochemical cycles, mitigation of anthropogenic stressors on ecosystems, wastewater purification and ecological engineering. I am fascinated by the interaction between biotic and abiotic components of (eco)systems. My PhD project aims to assess biodegradation of chemicals of emerging concern in wastewater treatment plants by relating physico-chemical properties, genetic/enzymatic characteristics of microbes and physical conditions in treatment plants.