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Dr. Pierre Offre
1090 Wien, Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
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2003-2007 Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology with honours - University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
2001-2003 M.Sc. in Microbial Ecology with honours - University Lyon I, Villeurbanne, France
1998-2001 B.Sc. in Biochemistry with honours - University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
Aug 10 - present Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics in Ecology, University of Vienna, Austria
Project: Microbial oceanography of chemolitho-autotrophic planktonic communities
Advisor: Prof. Christa Schleper
May 08 - May 10 Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Project: The role of mesophilic crenarchaea in soil nitrification
Advisors: Prof. Jim Prosser and Dr. Graeme Nicol
Jan 08 - Apr 08 Research Engineer, Department of Plants, Microbes and Environments, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), Dijon, France
Project: Effect of chitosans on the development of grapevine downy-mildew
Advisor: Dr. Xavier Daire
Sep 03 - Jun 07 PhD Student, Department of Soil and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), Dijon, France
Project: Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizas establishment on bacterial communities in the rhizosphere of Medicago truncatula
Supervisors: Dr. Christophe Mougel and Dr. Philippe Lemanceau
Sep 02 - Jun 03 Master Student, Department of Soil and Environmental Microbiology, National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), Dijon, France
Project: Temporal dynamics of bacterial and fungal communities in the rhizosphere of Medicago truncatula Gaertn. J5
Supervisor: Dr. Christophe Mougel
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Two year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (FP7) to enable postdoctoral research at the University of Aberdeen, UK (May 2008 - May 2010).
Three year PhD Fellowship from INRA Department 'Plant Health and Environment' and the regional council of Burgundy to enable postgraduate research at INRA, Dijon, France (Dec 2003 - Dec 2006).
Ten month Scholarship from the French department of Education (University), to enable postgraduate research at INRA, Dijon, France (Sep 2002 - Jun 2003).
Offre P, Nicol GW and Prosser JI. Community profiling and quantification of putative autotrophic thaumarchaeal communities in environmental samples. Environ Microbiol Reports (in press).
Zhang L-M, Offre P, He J-Z, Verhamme DT, Nicol GW, and Prosser JI. Autotrophic ammonia oxidation by soil thaumarchaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (in press)
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW (2009) Growth of ammonia-oxidising archaea in soil microcosms is inhibited by acetylene. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70: 99-108.
Pivato B, Offre P, Marchelli S, Barbonaglia B, Mougel C, Lemanceau P and Berta G (2008) Bacterial effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and mycorrhiza development as influenced by the bacteria, fungi, and host plant. Mycorrhiza 19: 81-90.
Offre P, Pivato B, Mazurier S, Siblot S, Berta G, Lemanceau P and Mougel C (2008) Microdiversity of Burkholderiales associated with mycorrhizal and nonmycorrhizal roots of Medicago truncatula. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 65: 180-192.
Offre P, Pivato B, Siblot S, Gamalero E, Corberand T, Lemanceau P and Mougel C (2007) Identification of bacterial groups preferentially associated with mycorrhizal roots of M. truncatula. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 913-921.
Mougel C, Offre P, Ranjard L, Corberand T, Gamalero E, Robin C and Lemanceau P (2006) Dynamic of the genetic structure of bacterial and fungal communities at different developmental stages of Medicago truncatula Gaertn. cv. Jemalong line J5. New Phytologist 170: 165-175.
Lemanceau P, Offre P, Mougel C, Gamalero E, Dessaux Y, Moënne-Loccoz Y and Berta G (2005) Microbial ecology of the rhizosphere, p. 228-230. In Bloem J, Hopkins DW and Benedetti A (eds) "Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality". CABI Publishing, Wallingford (UK).
Reports (for private companies)
Offre P et Daire X (2008) Etude du mode d'action et des facteurs influençant l'efficacité des chitosanes CHI 662-80C, CHI 652-80C, CHI 652-CW et CHI 261-80C (Study of the action mode and factors influencing the efficacy of chitosans CHI 662-80C, CHI 652-CW and CHI 261-80C).
Offre P et Daire X (2008) Optimisation de l'efficacité du chitosane CHI 662-80C contre le mildiou de la vigne (Optimisation of the efficacy of chitosan CHI 662-80C toward grapevine downy mildew).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. The role of mesophilic crenarchaea in soil nitrification. Early Career Biology Researcher Meeting (January 29, 2009, Aberdeen, UK).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. Growth of ammonia-oxidising archaea in soil microcosms is inhibited by acetylene. 15th Molecular Microbial Ecology Group meeting (July 29-30, 2009, Aberdeen, UK).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. Ammonia oxidation in soil: a role for the archaea? 1st International Conference on Nitrification (July 5-11, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky, USA).
Offre P, Pivato B, Mazurier S, Siblot S, Lemanceau P and Mougel C. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza establishment on the genetic structure and diversity of bacteria in the rhizosphere of Medicago truncatula. International scientific event, "The Buffon Legacy: Natural History in the 21st century" (September 3-6, 2007, Dijon, France).
Offre P, Pivato B, Mazurier S, Corberand T, Siblot S, Lemanceau P and Mougel C. Identification of Beta-Proteobacteria preferentially associated with mycorrhized genotypes of Medicago truncatula. 2nd FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists (July 4-8, 2006, Madrid, Spain).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. Molecular analysis of crenarchaeal autotrophy in soil and sediments . SGM autumn 2009 meeting (September 7-10, 2009, Edinburgh, UK).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. Ammonia oxidation in soil: a role for the archaea? 10th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology BAGECO 10 (June 15-19, 2009, Uppsala, Sweden).
Offre P, Prosser JI and Nicol GW. Growth of mesophilic crenarchaea and inhibition of nitrification in soil microcosms 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology ISME12 (August 17-22, 2008, Cairns, Australia).
Offre P, Pivato B, Mazurier S, Gamalero E, Siblot S, Corberand T, Lemanceau P and Mougel C. Identification et caractérisation de bactéries préférentiellement associées aux racines mycorhizées de Medicago truncatula. 7èmes Rencontres Plantes-Bactéries (March 20-24, 2006, Aussois, France).
Offre P, Siblot S, Corberand T, Lemanceau P and Mougel C. From communities to populations: molecular strategies to identify bacterial populations preferentially associated with mycorrhizas. 8th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology BAGECO 8 (June 26-29, 2005, Lyon, France).
Offre P, Corberand T, Gamalero E, Lemanceau P and Mougel C. Influence of the soil type on the multitrophic plant-microbe interactions involving root symbiosis. International Congress Rhizosphere 2004 - Perspectives and Challenges - A Tribute to Lorenz Hiltner (September 12-17, 2004, Munich, Germany).
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