Anaïs Chanson

Current position

Ph.D. in entomology and molecular ecology co-supervised by Christophe Duplais at EcoFoG and by Corrie Moreau at the Field Museum of Chicago. Ph.D fellowship from the University of French Guiana

ORCID ID

Phone : +594 594 293 134
email : Anais.Chanson@EcoFoG.gf
Twitter account @AnaisChanson

Research Interests :
2010-2016 : Entomology / Ants / Evolution / Ecology (B.Sc ; M.Sc.)

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I studied for 5 years entomology and ecology : bachelor intership in the University of Northern Colorado (USA) under the supervision of Judith Leatherman, master intership 1st year in the Institute of Legal Medicine in Lille (France) under the supervision of Julien_Boulay, and master intership 2nd year in the Institute of Research of Insect Biology under the supervision of Jean-Luc Mercier and in the University of Regensburg under the supervision of Alexandra Schrempf. In the University of Northern Colorado I instructed the first year laboratory courses. In the Institute of Legal Medicine I worked on the inter-specific recognition of an aggragation signal in the larva Lucilia sericata and Calliphora vomitoria. In Mercier’s lab and Schrempf’s lab I studied the mating strategy of the ant Cardiocondyla elegans under 4 aspects : field work, behavioural experiments, genetic analysis and chemical study.


2017-present : Entomology / Ants / Evolution / Ecology (Ph.D)

I am interested in insect ecology and evolution, specifically in understanding how ants of the same or different species exhibit different microbial association according to their environment. I am currently studying the bacteria living on/in ants in Amazonia with the aim to understand the correlations between the diversity of biosynthetic gene clusters coded from non-ribosomal peptides from these bacteria and the host ants phylogeny/ecology.



Research

Bacterial communities of ant species

We are interested in the biology of the bacterial microbiota of ants. We have collected several ant species to analyse the biosynthesis genes of their bacterial microbiota. We also try to understand if we can correlate the natural products of the bacteria with the ecology of the host. This research project link natural products chemistry, microbioloy, and community ecology.

News

September 21
Congrats to Anaïs Chanson who is the recipient of a PhD fellowship from the University of French Guiana. Her thesis, co-surpervised by Christophe Duplais and Corrie Moreau, will focus on the bacterial natural products of ants in French Giuana by studying factors that impact the diversity of the biosynthetic genes that produce cyclodipeptides and non-ribosomal peptides.

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Positions
Oct.2017- Present
PhD in entomology at EcoFoG and University of French Guiana (Cayenne, France), and at the Field Museum of Chicago (USA) Corrie Moreau Lab, under the supervision of Christophe Duplais and Corrie Moreau
Jan. 2016 - Jun. 2016
Master internship in the Research Institute of Insect Biology (Tours, France) and the University of Regenburg (Germany) under the supervision of Jean-Luc Mercier, Christophe Lucas, Alexandra Schrempf and Jurgen Heinze
Ap. 2015 - May 2015
Master internship in the Institute of Legal Medicine of Lille (France) under the supervision of Damien Charabidze and Julien Boulay
Jan. 2013 - May 2013
Bachelor intership in the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, USA) under the supervision of Judith Leatherman

Education
2017 - Present
PhD of entomology, University of French Guiana (Cayenne, France)
2014 - 2016
Master of ecology and ethology, University of Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France)
2010 - 2013
Bachelor of Biology, University of François Rabelais (Tours, France) and University of Norther Colorado (Greeley, CO)

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