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TERRAT Sébastien

TERRAT Sébastien
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Curriculum Vitae

2014 – present : Associate Professor, IUT of DIJON AUXERRE, department of Biological Engineering, INRA, Dijon - UMR 1347 Agroecology, pole BIOmE.

2010 – 2014 : Post-doctoral position, « Design and application of an optimized bioinformatic pipeline to efficiently assess microbial taxonomic diversity of complex environnements using high throughput sequencing technologies », UMR 1347 Agroecology, GenoSol Plateform (Bioinformatic manager).

2009 – 2010 : Associate Assistant, LMGE Laboratory – UMR 6023 - Blaise Pascal University – Clermont-Ferrand 2, and IUT Génie Biologique – Auvergne University – Clermont-Ferrand 1.

2006 – 2010  : PhD Thesis in Soil Microbial Ecology (MENRT grant) : « New probe design for functional DNA microarrays and characterization of biodegradation capacities of bacterial communities from hydrocarbons contaminated soils », LMGE Laboratory – UMR 6023 - Blaise Pascal University and Auvergne University – Clermont-Ferrand 1 et 2.

Activités de Recherche

After a PhD thesis in 2010 at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont II) in Soil Microbial Ecology and post-doctoral position in bioinformatics, I integrated UMR 1347 Agroecology in 2014, and more particularly the BIOCOM team (Spatial distribution, dynamics and functional significance of the biodiversity of soil microbial communities). The project of the team is structured around three main axes: the first concerns the identification of the processes and filters that determine the spatial distribution of soil microbial communities at different scales (from the soil aggregate to the national territory), the second axis aims to decipher the involvement of microbial diversity in the biological functioning of the soil (C-cycling, primary productivity, soil stability,…) and the third axis represents a more targeted research which aims to develop and provide tools / operational solutions to land users to assess the microbiological quality of the soil; but also to determine how to manage microbial communities to optimize ecosystemic services provided by agricultural soil. I’m mainly involved on the two first research axes.

Activités d'Enseignement

Mots Clés


- Constancias F, Saby NPA, Terrat S, Dequiedt S, Horrigue W, Nowak V, Guillemin P, Biju-Duval L, Chemidlin Prevost-Boure N and Ranjard L (2015a). Contrasting spatial patterns and ecological attributes of soil bacterial and archaeal taxa across a landscape. MicrobiologyOpen. 4(3): 518-531.

- Constancias F, Terrat S, Saby NPA, Horrigue W, Villerd J, Guillemin J-P, Biju-Duval L, Nowak V, Dequiedt S, Ranjard L and Chemidlin Prevost-Boure N (2015b). Mapping and determinism of soil microbial community distribution across an agricultural landscape. MicrobiologyOpen. 4(3): 505-517.

- Tardy V, Chabbi A, Charrier X, de Berranger C, Reignier T, Dequiedt S, Faivre-Primot C, Terrat S, Ranjard L and Maron PA (2015). Land Use History Shifts In Situ Fungal and Bacterial Successions following Wheat Straw Input into the Soil. PLoS One. 10(6):e0130672.

- Terrat S, Plassart P, Bourgeois E, Ferreira S, Dequiedt S, Adele-Dit-De-Renseville N, Lemanceau P, Bispo A, Chabbi A, Maron PA and Ranjard L (2015). Meta-barcoded evaluation of the ISO standard 11063 DNA extraction procedure to characterize soil bacterial and fungal community diversity and composition. Microb Biotechnol. 8:131–142.

- Terrat S, Dequiedt S, Horrigue W, Lelièvre M, Cruaud C, Saby NPA, Jolivet C, Arrouays D, Maron PA, Ranjard L and Chemidlin Prevost-Boure N (2015). Improving soil bacterial taxa–area relationships assessment using DNA meta-barcoding.Heredity. 114: 468-475.

- David V, Terrat S, Herzine K, Claisse O, Rousseaux S, Tourdot-Maréchal R, Masneuf-Pomarede I, Ranjard L and Alexandre H (2014). High-throughput sequencing of amplicons for monitoring yeast biodiversity in must and during alcoholic fermentation. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 41:811–821.

- Tardy V, Mathieu O, Lévêque J, Terrat S, Chabbi A, Lemanceau P, Ranjard L and Maron PA (2014). Stability of soil microbial structure and activity depends on microbial diversity.Environmental Microbiology Reports. 6(2):173-183.

- Constancias F, Chemidlin N, Terrat S, Aussems S, Nowak V, Guillemin JP, Bonnotte A, Biju-Duval L, Navel A, Martins J, Maron PA and Ranjard L (2013). Microscale evidence for a high decrease of soil bacterial density and diversity by cropping. Agronomy for Sustainable Development. DOI 10.1007/s13593-013-0204-3.

- Pascault N, Ranjard L, Kaisermann A, Bachar D, Christen R, Terrat S, Mathieu O, Lévêque J, Mougel C, Henault C, Lemanceau P, Péan M, Fontaine S and Maron PA (2013). Stimulation of different functional groups of bacteria by various plant residues as a driver of soil priming effect.Ecosystems. 16(5): 810-822.

- Lienhard P, Terrat S, Mathieu O, Leveque J, Prevost-Boure NC, Nowak V, Régnier T, Faivre C, Sayphoummie S, Panyasiri K, Tivet F, Ranjard L, and Maron PA (2013). Soil microbial diversity and C turnover modified by tillage and cropping in Laos tropical grassland.Environmental Chemistry Letters. 11(4): 391-398.

- Lienhard P, Terrat S, Prevost-Boure NC, Nowak C, Régnier T, Sayphoummie S, Panyasiri K, Tivet F, Mathieu O, Leveque J, Maron P-A, Ranjard L (2013). Pyrosequencing evidences the differential impact of soil disturbance and cropping intensity on soil bacterial and fungal diversity in Laos tropical grassland.Agronomy for Sustainable Development. 34:525-533.

- Terrat S, Plassart P, Thomson B, Griffiths R, Dequiedt S, Lelievre M, Regnier T, Nowak V, Bailey M, Lemanceau P, Bispo A, Chabbi A, Maron PA, Mougel C, and Ranjard L (2012). Evaluation of the ISO standard 11063 DNA extraction procedure for assessing soil microbial abundance and community structure.PLoS One.7(9):e44279.

- Zancarini A, Mougel C, Terrat S, Salon C and Munier-Jolain N (2012). Combining ecophysiological and microbial ecological approaches to assess the interaction between Medicago truncatula genotypes and the soil microbial communities. Plant and Soil.365:183–199.

- Peyretaillade E, Parisot N, Polonais V, Terrat S,  Denonfoux J, Dugat-Bony E, Wawrzyniak I, Biderre-Petit C, Mahul A, Rimour S, Gonçalves O, Bornes S, Delbac F, Chebance B, Duprat S, Samson G,  Katinka M, Weissenbach J, Wincker P and Peyret P (2012). Annotation of microsporidian genomes using transcriptional signals. Nature Communications. 3:1137.

- Terrat S, Christen R, Dequiedt S, Lelièvre M, Nowak V, Regnier T, Bachar D, Plassart P, Wincker P, Jolivet C, Bispo A, Lemanceau P, Maron PA, Mougel C, and Ranjard L. (2012). Molecular biomass and MetaTaxogenomic assessment of soil microbial communities as influenced by soil DNA extraction procedure. Microbial Biotechnology. 5(1): 135-141.

- Terrat S, Peyretaillade E, Gonçalves O, Dugat-Bony E, Gravelat F, Moné A, Biderre-Petit C, Boucher D, Troquet J, Peyret P. (2010). Detecting variants with Metabolic Design, a new software tool to design probes for explorative functional DNA microarray. BMC Bioinformatics.  11:478.

Principaux contrats

2010-2011 TAXOMIC-RMQS, projet séquençage GIS IBIZA Genoscope, ADEME 2010-2012, AIP Bioressource 2009.

2013-2014    MetaTaxomic-RMQS projet France Génomique « grand séquençage ».

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