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Dimitris Petroutsos

Dimitris Petroutsos - Dimitris.Petroutsos@cea.fr
PhD, CNRS Researcher
CEA-Grenoble
17 avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble cedex 09
France
Phone: +33 (0) 438 786 663
Fax: +33 (0) 438 785 091


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I hold a PhD in Algal Biotechnology from National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Having worked in different laboratories of USA, Germany and France I have been recently recruited as researcher of CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) in Grenoble, France.
Photosynthetic microalgae are fascinating organisms that thrive in both freshwater and oceanic waters but also on the soil. They use the energy from sunlight to generate the chemical energy needed to fix CO2 releasing at the same time O2. In their everyday life microalgae are exposed to a wide range of abiotic stresses: from anthropogenic xenobiotics to nutrient or oxygen limitation or exposure to high-intensity light. In all cases the cells need to maintain their homeostasis and for that complicated cellular mechanisms have evolved that provide protection and stress tolerance. Throughout my research, I have been interested in identifying the molecular mechanisms that photosynthetic microalgae employ to respond to different types of abiotic stresses. Presently I have been focusing on better understanding the complex interconnection of photoreception, photosynthesis and metabolism within the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.


Research experience
2014/Present. CNRS Researcher (CR1)
Laboratory of Cell & Plant Physiology, Research Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), CEA-Grenoble, Grenoble, France.
2012-2014. Post Doctoral Researcher
Laboratory of Cell & Plant Physiology, Research Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), CEA-Grenoble, Grenoble, France.
2007-2012. Post Doctoral Researcher University of Münster, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Muenster, Germany.
2006. Visiting PhD Student (9 months)
Arizona State University, Laboratory of Algae Research, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Mesa, Arizona, USA.


Education
2007. Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Algal Biotechnology)
National Technical University of Athens, Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece.
1999. Five-year Degree in Chemical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece.


Publications
ResearchGate.


Patents
Conte M, Dolch L-J, Mei C, Barette C, Petroutsos D, Falconet D, Jouhet J, Rébeillé F, Cintrat JC, Maréchal E. Inhibitors of sterol metabolism for their use to accumulate triglycerides in microalgae, and methods thereof. 2015, WO2015111029 A1


Conferences - Oral presentations - Poster presentations - Research grants
See CV in pdf format.

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