People working@LOV

CONTACT : Eva Ternon

Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, LOV
Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, IMEV
181 Chemin du Lazaret
06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer (France)
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Research scientist


Eva Ternon

Current position :

2024- onward: Project Scientist ANR Siquomore

Status :

Under contract

Employer :


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Hosting Lab :

LOV (UMR 7093)

Keywords :

chemical interactions, microalgae, metabolites, phycotoxins, sea-air coupling, metabolomics
2024- onward: Project Scientist ANR Siquomore
2019-2022: MSCA global fellow SIO-UCSD / LOV
2016-2019: Contract Researcher Univ. Côte d’Azur ANR OCEAN15 2015-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow UDEL, USA 2010: PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry, Univ Paris 6, LOV, France

PhD in marine biogeochemistry, UPMC, Villefranche-sur-mer, France, 2010
I am a chemical ecologist specializing in marine microbial phycospheres. My primary emphasis is on microalgae, a pivotal component within aquatic food webs. Specifically, I study harmful species such as dinoflagellates, whose proliferation is escalating in many coastal areas in response to current modifications of marine ecosystems. I aim at understanding how the exchange of metabolites between these toxic microalgae and other microbial species contributes to their ecological success and toxicity. I am particularly interested by airborne toxicity resulting from the release of algal metabolites into the atmosphere. Ultimately, my research ambitions to provide stakeholders with the essential knowledge for managing harmful algal blooms. My research is multi-disciplinary and involves oceanography, organic chemistry and ecology. I use original experimental designs in chemical ecology and sea-air coupling, combined to state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, metabolomics and molecular modeling.