SFE2 2024

From 10/21/2024 to 10/25/2024

Centre de Congrès de Lyon - 50, quai Charles de Gaulle 69006 Lyon

Public conference: Tatiana Giraud

Tatiana Giraud (DR CNRS) is CNRS senior scientist at the Ecology, Systematics and Evolution Laboratory at Paris Saclay University, a member of the French Academy of Sciences, and a former Professor at the College de France and Ecole Polytechnique. She studies the evolutionary mechanisms underlying organism diversification and adaption. She uses fungi as model organisms, in particuler the domesticated molds used for cheese maturation and pathogenic fungi of crops and wild plants. She is also interested in the domestication of apple trees and biological invasions of pathogens.

Plenary lectures

Samuel Alizon (DR CNRS): CNRS senior scientist, his team combines models from ecology and evolution with clinical data to better understand the role of microbes in human health. Their research spans over multiple scales, from unraveling the dynamics of within-host communities to tracing the spread of viruses in human populations. Currently, they focus in particular on the interactions between the vaginal microbiota and sexually-transmitted infections.

Núria Bonada (Université de Barcelona): Full Professor in Biology and Ecology at the University of Barcelona, ICREA-Academia since 2022, member of the Research Institute of Biodiversity (IRBio), and head of the Freshwater Ecology, Hydrology and Management (FEHM) research group. She has focused her research on the ecology of river ecosystems, combining fundamental, applied, and social aspects. In particular, she has been interested in understanding the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on freshwater biodiversity to improve river conservation and management worldwide, and how citizens can contribute to this research and benefit from it. Her studies have been conducted in different river ecosystems of the world and at different scales (continental, regional, local) but, in particular, on intermittent rivers and in Mediterranean regions.

Marta Szulkin (Université de Varsovie): Full Professor and head of the Anthropocene Biology Lab (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Warsaw), she has developed her research on evolution and ecology in urban ecosystems. She has initiated a long-term study of great tits in a gradient of urbanisation in the city of Warsaw. More recently, she has extended her research interests into a broader framework of Anthropocene biology by studying the use of artificial materials such as plastic in the context of an extended phenotype in birds and crustaceans.