Enora Briand, Postdoc
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
8615 Kennel Way, Sverdrup Hall 3212
La Jolla, CA 92037
Enora’s researches focus on the understanding of environmental factors that control the dynamics and spatial distribution of freshwater cyanobacteria and their toxins in lakes and reservoirs.
During her PhD at Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle of Paris (France), she used large-scale field studies based on the use of genetic and dynamic population approaches. In addition, she also designed in vitro ecophysiological experiments performed on toxic and non-toxic cyanobacteria strains isolated from freshwater ecosystems. These promising experiments have been pursued during her postdoctoral research fellow at University of Rennes 1/CNRS by developing competition experiments between a toxic strain and its non-toxic mutant. She joined the Gerwick Lab in September 2012 with a Marie Curie fellowship funded by the European Commission (Grant FP7-PIOF-2011-301244). Her project is (1) to compare the metabolic profils of toxic and non-toxic mutant of freshwater cyanobacteria strains under different growth conditions and (2) to study the chemical interactions between cyanobacteria and their associated heterotrophic bacteria.