CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier


Théo Sciandra

PhD Student

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2064,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone: 418-656-2131 ext. 3198
Fax: 418-656-2339
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Ph D. Oceanography (2017 - Present)
Takuvik Joint International Laboratory
Université Laval (Canada) - CNRS (France)
Dissertation topic: Adaptation of polar diatoms to periods of prolonged darkness

MSc. in Oceanography and Marine Environments (2014 - 2015)
Université de Pierre et Marie Curie, France

BSc. - Biology/Ecology (2011-2014)
Université de Québec à Montrèal, Québec

Research interests:
Phytoplankton ecophysiology 
Molecular biology and genomics
Arctic ecosystems

Research experience:

Jan.- Jun. 2016, M. Sc. Internship. Under supervision of Laurence Garczarek (Marine Phototrophic Procaryotes (MaPP), Station biologique de Roscoff, France)
Topic: Phenotypic and physiologic comparison of ecologically distinct Synechococcus picocyanobacterial genus strains

May.-Jun. 2015, M. Sc. Internship: Under supervision of Stéphane Blain (Laboratoire d'Océanographie MICrobienne (LOMIC), Banyuls sur mer, France)
Topic: Role of the isocitrate lyase gene in Photobacterium Angustum (marine heterotrophic bacteria) under limiting iron conditions

Jun.-Jul. 2013, B. Sc. Internship: Under supervision of Marcel Babin (UMI Takuvik, Québec, Québec)
Topic: Polar diatom's (Chaetoceros neogracile) activity recovery back to light following a prolonged darkness period