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

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Adam Monier

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local 3085,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada

Phone : 418-656-2131 ext. 7740
Fax : 418-656-2339
Email :

Education:
Ph.D. Bioinformatics, 2009 -Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)

  • Dissertation: "From genomics to metagenomics: Contribution to the study of giant DNA viruses"
  • Advisors: Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata & Prof. Jean-Michel Claverie
  • Area of study: Comparative genomics, metagenomics, phylogenetics, marine microbiology and virology

MS Bioinformatics, Structural Biology & Genomics, 2006 -Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)

  • Thesis 2006: "Horizontal gene transfers and giant DNA viruses"
  • Advisor 2006: Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata
  • Thesis 2005: "PlasmoHumDB: A database of Plasmodium/human orthologues"
  • Advisor 2005: Dr. Pascal Hingamp

BS Cell Biology & Physiology, 2004 -Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)

D.E.U.G. (2yrs University Diploma), Organismal Biology, 2003 -Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I)

Research Interests :

  • Bioinformatics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Omics
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Microbial Evolution
  • Arctic Microbiology
  • Marine Picoeukaryotes
  • Marine Viruses

Professionnal Research Experience :
TAKUVIK international joint laboratory (U-Laval/CNRS), Québec, Canada
Postdoctoral researcher 2012-Present

  • Advisor: Prof. Connie Lovejoy & Prof. Marcel Babin
  • Taxonomic distribution and ecology of Arctic microalgae
  • Analyses of genomes and transcriptomes of Arctic eukaryotic microalgae

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California, USA
Postdoctoral researcher 2009-2011

  • Advisor: Dr. Alexandra Z. Worden
  • Analyses of targeted metagenomes of tropical picoeukaryotic algae
  • Analyses of metagenomes recovered from a transect (Monterey Bay to the Pacific open-ocean)
  • Development of analytical tools for eukaryotic meta-omics

Structural & Genomic Information Lab. (CNRS), Marseille, France
Ph.D. student 2006-2009

  • Advisors: Dr. Hiroyuki Ogata & Prof. Jean-Michel Claverie
  • Taxonomic distribution of DNA viruses in marine metagenomes
  • Genetic diversity of mimivirus relatives in oceans
  • Study of horizontal gene transfers between marine viruses and their hosts

M.Sc. student 2006

  • Study of global nucleotide compositions of large DNA viral genomes
  • Detection of compositional anomalies in viral genomes

Advanced Technologies for Clinical Genomics Lab., Marseille, France
M.Sc. student 2005

  • Advisor: Dr. Pascal Hingamp
  • Detection of orthologs between Homo sapiens and Plasmodium falciparum
  • Designed PlasmoHum DB, a database handling annotation of detected orthologs

Publications:

Monier A, Terrado R, Thaler M,Comeau AM, Medrinal E, Lovejoy C (2013) Upper Arctic Ocean water mases harbour distinct communities of heterotrophic flagellates, Biogeosciences Discussions 10, 3397-3430

Read BA, Kegel J*, Klute MJ*, Kuo A*, Lefebvre SC*, Maumus F*, Mayer C*, Miller J*, Monier A*, Salamov A*, Aguilar M, Claverie J-M, Frickenhaus S, Gonzalez K, Herman EK, Lin Y-C, Napier J, Ogata H, Sarno AF, Shmutz J, Schroeder D, de Vargas C, Verret F, von Dassow P, Valentin K, Van de Peer Y, Wheeler G, Emiliania huxleyi Annotation Consortium, Dacks JB†, Delwiche CF†, Dyhrman ST†, Glöckner G†, John U†, Richards T†, Worden AZ†, Young J, Zhang X† & Grigoriev IV(2013) Emailana's pan genome drives the phytoplankton's global distribution. Nature (in press) *,†:equal contributions

Monier A, Sudek S, Fast NM, Wordern AZ (2013) Gene invasion in distant eukaryotic lineages; discovery of mutually exclusive genetic elements provides new insights to marine biodiversity. The ISME Journal.

Vergin KL, Beszteri B, Monier A, Thrash JC, Temperton B, Treusch AH, Kilpert F, Worden AZ & Giovannoni SJ (2013) High Resolution SAR11 ecotype dynamics at the Bermuda Atlantic Times-series Study by phylogenetic placement of pyrosequences. The ISME Journal.

Monier A, Welsh RM, Gentemann C, Weinstock G, Sodergren E, Armbrust EV, Eisen JA & Worden AZ (2011) Phosphate transporters in marine phytoplankton and their viruses: cross-domain commonalities in viral-host gene exchanges, Environmental Microbiology, "Omics Driven Microbial Ecology" special issue

Ogata H, Monier A & Claverie J-M (2011), Distribution of giant viruses in marine environments, Global Change: Mankind-Marine Environment Interactions, Ceccaldi H-J, et al., eds., Springer Science.

Cuvelier M, Allen EA*, Monier A*, McCrow JP, Messie M, Tringe SG, Woyke T, Welsh RM, Ishoey T, Lee J-H, Binder BJ, DuPont CL, Latasa M, Guigand C, Buck K, Hilton J, Thiagarajan M, Caler E, Read B, Lasken R, Chavez F & Worden AZ (2010), Targeted metagenomics and ecology of globally important uncultured eukaryotic phytoplankton, PNAS 107(48):14679-14684 *:equal contribution.

Monier A, Pagarete A, de Vargas C, Allen MJ, Read B, Claverie J-M & Ogata H (2009), Horizontal gene transfer of an entire metabolic pathway between a eukaryotic alga and its DNA virus, Genome Research, 19:1441-1449

Monier A, Claverie J-M & Ogata H (2008), Taxonomic distribution of large DNA viruses in the sea, Genome Biology, 9:7

Monier A, Larsen JB, Sandaa R-A, Bratbak G, Claverie J-M & Ogata H (2008), Marine mimivirus relatives are probably large algal viruses, Virology Journal, 5:12

Monier A, Claverie J-M & Ogata H (2007), Horizontal gene transfer and nucleotide composition anomaly in Large DNA viruses, BMC Genomics 2007, 8:456