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Curriculum vitae :

Laurent Philippot is director of research at the INRAE and vice head of the Agroecology department, Dijon, France. He received a PhD from the University Claude Bernard, Lyon in 1997 and did a sabbatical at the Georgia University of Technology, Atlanta as well at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala. He is editor of The ISME Journal since 2015 and editorial board member or Appl. Environ. Microbiol. as well as FEMS Microb. Ecol. To date, he reviewed more than 300 manuscripts for Science, Nature, Nature Methods, Nature Com., Nature Rev. Microbiol., Nature Ecol. Evol/, PNAS, Ecology Letters, etc…(

He also evaluated more than 130 research proposals for funding bodies across the world (e.g. NERC, UK; NSF, USA; SFI, Ireland; BSF, USA-Israel; DFG, Germany; KNAW, Netherlands; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; BBSRC, UK; NESRC, Canada; FWP, Belgium; NWO, Netherlands, EU 6th and 7th Framework Program, CAS, China; FONDECYT, Chili etc…). He was a member of review panels for the Finish Academy of Science, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Fonds de Recherche du Québec and he a member of the international Jury for the YIRG-programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Chinese Academy of Science in 2019, the Scientific Breakthrough award from the INRAE in 2021 and is listed among the 143 most highly cited microbiologists worldwide (h-index 55, over 14000 citations).

Research activities  : (10 lignes maximum)

Laurent Philippot’s area of research is soil microbial ecology and he is interested in bridging microbial community ecology, microbial processes and ecosystem functioning using a trait-centered approach. One of his major research lines focuses on nitrogen-cycling microbial communities, especially those involved in the production and in the reduction of the greenhouse gas N2O, a major greenhouse gas also involved in the destruction of the ozone layer. Laurent Philippot’s work using nitrogen-cycling microorganisms as a model functional community aims at limiting nitrogen losses and greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture due to microbial activity. His research investigating the biodiversity and the ecology of soil microorganisms as well as biotic interactions between plants and microorganisms in relation to various ecosystem services is also supporting the agroecological transition through the promotion of soil biodiversity for ecological engineering of below-ground communities.

Selected funded projects:

2021-24 TRACE-Soils: Mechanisms underlying TRAde-offs between Carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas Emissions and nutrient losses in Soils under conservation agriculture in Europe, European Joint Programme Soil (Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils)

2021-24 NO-PIMS: Role of exogenous NO in plant-microbe interactions in soil, ANR-DFG international project (PRCI)

2021-24 MICROSERVICES : Predicting climate change impacts on the crop microbiome and cascading effects on ecosystem services delivery in agroecosystems, EU ERA-NET BiodivERsA

2021-24 IMMINENT : IMproving Microbial Inoculation based on Ecological Niche Theory–From theory to practice, ANR bilateral project between academia and private companies (PRCE)

2021-25 SOILGUARD: Sustainable soil management to unleash soil biodiversity potential and increase environmental, economic and social wellbeing. EU H2020 SFS Research and Innovation action

2020-23 COMICONS: Comammox Microorganisms' Contribution to Nitrification in Soil, ANR projet générique (WP leader)

2020-23 ARISTO: Research and Training Network fOr AdVanced Assessment of the EcoToxicity of Pesticides on Soil Microbes in Europe. H2020 EU, Marie Curie ETN

2019-23 BISCAL: Deciphering Biotic Interactions and their role in Soil Microbial Community Assembly, I-SITE senior Fellowship UBFC

2018-21 MAGNET: environMentAl microbioloGy aNd biotEchnology cenTre, RESTART 2016-2020 New Strategic Infrastructure Units, EU cofounded by the republic of Cyprus

2016-19               DIGGING DEEPER: Agro-ecosystem diversification, EU ERA-NET BiodivERsA

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