Elsa Gadoin

Post-doctoral Researcher

Elsa GadoinElsa first completed her Bachelor in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the University of Montpellier (France) in 2015. Her final year of Bachelor she studied at the University of Birmingham (United-Kingdom), in the framework of the Erasmus programme.

In 2017, Elsa obtained a MSc degree in Oceanography at the University of Rimouski (Quebec, Canada), with a thesis on the effect of chronic and acute diesel spills on the structure and metabolism of natural bacterial communities in the St-Lawrence Estuary.

In 2018, she obtained a second MSc degree in Ocean and Marine Environment Science from the Sorbonne University (Paris, France), and trained to use molecular tools during her six-month internship at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (France), working on the molecular diversity and evolution of symbiotic microalgae.

In 2021, Elsa obtained her PhD in Marine Science at the University of Montpellier (France), within the UMR MARBEC. During her PhD, she investigated the diversity and variability of bacterial and viral communities associated with different organs within tuna, and focused on the diversity and location of foodborne pathogens within tuna and their development after fish death.

Elsa is passionate about the ecology of marine microbes, focusing mainly on viruses and bacteria. She would like to specialize in the study of marine microbiomes to better understand their diversity and functions, as well as the role of the microbial communities interacting with other living organisms.

She joined the IMPTOX project in 2022 and studies the ability of natural planktonic communities to form biofilms on microplastic particles.  She seeks to describe the composition of these biofilms and their variability as a function of environmental factors and their evolution in time. Elsa is also identifying resistance genes within these biofilms in order to better understand the role that microplastics are likely to play as carriers of resistance genes within aquatic ecosystems.