Université de Bordeaux
LabEx COTECluster of Excellence
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Crédit LabEx COTEJulien Dumercq, LabEx COTE training coordinator

Julien Dumercq arrived at LabEx COTE in mid-February 2014 and assists Claire Gouny with training and communication initiatives. He is responsible, among other things, for the organization of the international Summer School.

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Richard Ortega, CNRS Research Director and co-manager of the UMR CENBG's IPCV team (CNRS, University of Bordeaux 1)Richard Ortega, CNRS Research Director and co-manager of the UMR CENBG's IPCV team (CNRS, University of Bordeaux 1)

Richard Ortega trained as a chemist and is currently a CNRS Research Director in the UMR CENBG. He has been jointly in charge of the IPCV team which develops analysis, imaging, and irradiation methods using the AIFIRA [1] platform's particle accelerator since 2011. These imaging and irradiation studies are mainly intended to find biological or environmental applications. This line of research led the IPCV team to become a "LabEx COTE" partner. [1] Interdisciplinary Applications of ion beams in the Aquitaine Region

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Crédit : ISVVJean-Philippe Roby, research lecturer at Bordeaux Agri sciences, in the UMR EGFV, and member of the LabEx COTE's "transfer" group

Jean-Philippe Roby trained as an engineer and is currently a research lecturer at Bordeaux Agri Sciences. His work focuses on ecophysiology and the concept of vineyard terroir in the UMR EGFV [1] and he has managed the ISVV's [2] Department of Technology Transfer and Valorisation. This dual expertise led him to be part of the LabEx COTE's "transfer" working group. [1] Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of the Vine (UMR 1287 INRA, Bordeaux Agri Sciences, University of Bordeaux 1, University of Bordeaux Segalen), EGFV has a structuring role in the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (University of Bordeaux) [2] Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (University of Bordeaux)

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Crédit : Irstea - Alain DutartreSoizic Morin, research fellow and LabEx COTE scientific manager

Soizic Morin, research fellow at IRSTEA [1], studies diatoms. These unicellular microalgae, present in large quantities in all aquatic environments, form the basis of food webs. "There are a lot of diatom species with different ecological preferences. Studying them gives a very accurate assessment of the ecosystem's state of health. I am working on the toxic impacts of contaminants in the broadest sense, such as pesticides or metals, on the different species of diatoms. I'm looking for specific markers, called biomarkers, of toxic contamination. [1] In the REBX Unit's CARMA team, http://www.irstea.fr/la-recherche/unites-de-recherche/rebx/equipe-carma

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Crédit : IrsteaChantal Gardes, Head of Scientific and Technical Information and Communication, Irstea Centre of Bordeaux

After studying Information and Communication Sciences at a University Institute of Technology, Chantal Gardes began working at the IRSTEA Centre of Bordeaux (called CTGREF Bordeaux then). "I began working by replacing someone off on maternity leave while I was still at university but it paid off! I was then given a contract to develop an archive department for one of the centre's unit and a few years later I was promoted to Head of Scientific and Technical Information and Communication (STI) of the Bordeaux centre". IRSTEA's STI supports researchers and engineers and serves the institution's strategy. It is constituted of a central department and nine regional resource centres. In these centres, documentalists provide local service and a network.

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Crédit : LabEx COTEPierre Labadie, CNRS research fellow in the UMR EPOC, LabEx COTE scientific manager

Pierre Labadie is a chemist. He studies POPs (persistent organic pollutants) and synthetic molecules introduced by humans of which the ecodynamics are not fully understood [1]. "These organic compounds are very persistent and can even be found in the Arctic although there are no contaminating sources there. The local and regional processes we study help better understand their global dynamic".

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