III. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1. Personal research grants & awards ( 98 07): OZR grant (Onderzoeksraad VUB, Belgique)

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C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E Prof. Karine Van Doninck University of Namur (UNamur) Department of Biology (URBE) Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology (LEGE) 61 Rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur (Belgium)
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C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E Prof. Karine Van Doninck University of Namur (UNamur) Department of Biology (URBE) Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology (LEGE) 61 Rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur (Belgium) Tel: / ; Fax: / URL : Date of Birth: 14 th of April 1976, Ixelles (Belgium) Family status: Legal cohabitation, Children: 1 I. SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION June 1998 Bachelor in Biological Sciences (Licence) with great distinction. (GD). Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. February 2003 Doctor in Biological Sciences with greatest distinction. ( ). Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (IRSNB) Doctoral thesis: Evolutionary ecology and genetics of the asexual darwinulid ostracods. II. RESEARCH CAREER & CURRENT EMPLOYMENT Sept. 97 June 98 Master thesis in the laboratories of Dr. V. Rossi (University of Parma, Italy) and Dr. Koen Martens (RBINSc Freshwater Biology). Jan. 99 Feb. 03 PhD student in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. M. Kirsch-Volders (V.U.B. - CEGE) and Dr. Koen Martens (RBINSc Freshwater Biology). Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (IRSNB) Oct. 03 Nov. 06 Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB), laboratory of Prof. M.S. Meselson - Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA). Dec. 06 Sept. 07 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Yannis Michalakis at the IRD - GEMI (Génétique et Evolution des maladies infectieuses), Montpellier (France). Since Sept. 07 Current employment: Full Professor at the University of Namur (Belgium). Head of the Laboratory in Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology (LEGE lab). Research projects as Full Professor: 1. Project on the population genetics and the desiccation abilities of the ancient asexual bdelloid rotifers. 2. Project on the evolutionary genomics of the asexual bdelloid rotifres: sequencing the genome de novo of the bdelloid species Adineta vaga. 3. Project studying the invasive Asian clam Corbicula and its unique androgenetic reproductive mode. 4. Phylogeography, population genetics and reproduction of the invasive molluscs, Dreissena bugensis and Dreissena polymorpha III. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1. Personal research grants & awards ( 98 07): OZR grant (Onderzoeksraad VUB, Belgique) IWT PhD fellowship (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders, Belgium) March 2000 ESF grant ( ESF Programme Theoretical Biology of Adaptation ) to co-organise The 6 th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Leuven, Belgium. March 2001 Oral presentation award (1 st prize) at the 7 th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Bernried, Germany Hoover Foundation Brussels fellow - BAEF (Belgian American Educational Foundation) + Honorary research scholar Fulbright: for postdoctoral research at Harvard University, US Intra-european Marie-Curie fellowship (EIF) for postdoctoral research at l IRD-GEMI (Montpellier - France). 2. Financed research projects as Principal Investigator (PI), Partner (P) or Supervisor (S) (since 07): 2007 Bourse impulsion (Starting Grant for young lecturers) UNamur (Belgium). PI FRIA PhD grant F for Xiang Li (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project : «Population genetics of marine mammals and bdelloid rotifers». S: Pr. K. Van Doninck & Pr. M. Milinkovitch Research project FRFC (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). «The evolutionary genetics and ecology of the invasive Asian clam (Corbicula spp.) in Europe and of the ancient asexual bdelloid rotifers». PI Since 2009 GENOSCOPE Genome sequencing project. Project: «The genome sequence of an Ancient Asexual degenerate teraploid : the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga». PI: Pr. K. Van Doninck & Dr. P. Pontarotti (Université de Provence, Marseille) FNRS Postdoctoral grant for J.-F. Flot on the FRFC project. S Since 2011 Member of the FWO DNA barcoding network FNRS PhD grant for Jonathan Marescaux (Aspirant Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project : «Phylogeography, population genetics and reproduction of an invasive species, the quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis)». S FNRS PhD grant for Emilie Etoundi (Aspirant, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project : «Androgenesis: mechanisms and consequences in the invasive basket clams (Corbicula spp.)». S FNRS Postdoctoral grant for Lise-Marie Pigneur (Chargé de recherche, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project : «Genetic structure and invasive potential of introduced mammals in Western Europe». S with Dr. Johan Michaux FRIA PhD grant for Nicolas Debortoli (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project : «Diversification and molecular adaptation in the absence of sex: the case of bdelloid rotifers». S Research project PDR (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS). Project CARMA «Corbicula as a Relevant Model for Androgenesis». PI 3. Scientific manifestations and courses, presentations March th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Umeå (Sweden). June rd Eurobio Congress, Budapest (Hungary). Invited speaker. November th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Utrecht (Netherlands). June 2000 Workshop in Population Biology, Guarda (Switserland). September 2000 PhD summer school + symposium in Evolutionary ecology of sex, Groningen (Netherlands). Poster presentation. March 2001 Meeting Sex organised by the Genetics Society, Warwick (UK). Poster presentation. March th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Bernried (Germany). Oral presentation + 1 st prize award. June 2001 Centre for Molecular Genetics, University of Wales. Scientific visit to learn the technique Polymerase Inhibition Assay. August th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Shizuoka (Japan). August th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, July 2002 Aärhus (Denmark). Poster presentation. Harvard University (Cambridge, US). Scientific visit to learn the technique Fluorescent Karyotyping. August th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Lohja (Finland). August th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Krakow (Poland). September 2005 January 2006 September 2006 April 2007 April 2007 January 2008 May 2008 June 2008 February 2009 August 2009 September 2010 ESF-PARTNER-4-Linnean Society Workshop 'The Paradox of Asexuality: An Evaluation', London (England). Invited speaker at the Gulbenkian Institute (Lisboa, Portugal). GEE Summer school, Bertinoro, Italy. ESF-FWF Conference The Impact of the Environment on Innate Immunity, Obergurgl (Austria). Poster presentation. Invited speaker at the TAMARA lab at INSERM, Paris (France). Interdisciplinary workshop for PhD students (FUNDP): Which life? On an impoverished planet. Invited speaker. Course on Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics. Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe, Valencia (Spain). Invited speaker at the Université de Provence, Evolution Biologique et Modélisation, Marseille (France) Invited speaker at the Institute of Life Sciences, UCL (Belgium). Rotifera XII Congress, Berlin (Germany). 14 th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles (France). November th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Gent (Belgium). 3 poster presentations by my PhD and Master students, 2 oral presentations by my PhD students J. Marescaux and L.M. Pigneur. February th International Symposium on Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics KULeuven (Belgium). Poster presentation July 2011 Invited speaker at INRA, Sofia-Antipolis (France) by Dr. E. Danchin from the research group Intéraction plantes nématodes. August th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Tuebingen (Germany). May 2012 Invited speaker at SARS Institute (Norway) by the research group of Andreas Hejnol (Comparative Developmental Biology of Animals) 4. Organisation of scientific meetings August, 1999 Member of the organising comity of SymBioSE (Symposium of Biology Students in Europe), Amsterdam (Netherlands). March, 2000 Co-organiser of the 6 th Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Leuven (Belgium). August, 2009 Co-organiser with Dr. D. Fontaneto of the symposium 12 The genetic consequences of reproductive modes: insights from asexual species at the 12 th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), Turin (Italy). 5. Member of scientific jury and reviewer 2007 Member of PhD thesis jury of N. Dauchot (URBV FUNDP, promotor Prof. P. Van Cutsem) Member of PhD thesis jury of Y. El Bahloul (URBV FUNDP, promotor Prof. P. Van Cutsem) 2009 Member of PhD thesis jury of J. Lemaire (URBM FUNDP, promotor Prof. J.J. Letesson) Member of PhD thesis jury of S. Nadzialek (URBO FUNDP, promotor Prof. P. Kestemont) 2010 Member of PhD thesis jury of A.-L. Tarbe (URBO FUNDP, promotor Prof. J.P. Descy) 2010 Member PhD thesis jury of R. Helaers (FUNDP), promotor Prof. E. Depiereux, co-promotor Prof. M. Milinkovitch. Member of PhD thesis jury of A. Chocham (FUNDP), promotor: Prof. F. Volckaert, co-promotor: Prof. J.C. Micha Member of the FRIA jury 09/2010, 10/2011, 10/2012 Biochimie- Zoologie Reviewer for manuscripts submitted to: Molecular Ecology, Zoology, Hydrobiologia, Heredity, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Journal of Insect Science, Aquatic Invasion, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Experimental Zoology, Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Zoology 6. Member of scientific societies Genetics Society (2001) ESEB (European Society for Evolutionary Biology), DNA barcoding FWO network (Belgium), starting date 2011 IV. TEACHING DUTIES AT UNIVERSITY 2. Theoretical courses (FUNDP), teaching in French: Since 2007/2008 Biologie animale (SBIO B106, invertébrés, Bac1 BIO, 40h) Biologie animale (SBIO B201, vertébrés, Bac2 BIO, 28h) Stage de biologie marine (SBIO B208, Bac2 BIO, 40h) Notions de biologie fonctionnelle (SBIO B207, Bac2 GEO, 17h) Travaux personnels interdisciplinaire (SBIO B311, Bac3 BIO, 15h) Evolution (SBIO M102, Master BBMC, 5h) Evolution (SBOE M111, Master BOE, 20h) Ecologie Moléculaire (SBOE M124, Master BOE, 18h), in English Génomique (SBOE M165, Master BOE, 12h) 3. Supervising Master and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers (UNamur): Since Jan Supervised 11 Master theses (Master BOE and BBMC, UNamur- UCL) Since Sept Supervised 6 PhD theses, 4 ongoing (2013) Febr. 10 July 12 Supervising postdoc J.-F. Flot (research project FRFC-Genoscope) Since Sept Supervising postdoc L.-M. Pigneur (FNRS chargé de recherché) V. UNIVERSITY DUTIES Since 2007 Member of the Faculty of Sciences (UNamur) Since 2008 Academic secretary of the department of biology (UNamur) Since 2008 Member of the scientific comity (collegian board) of NARILIS (FUNDP), the new Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences Since 2010 Member of NAXYS (Centre Namurois des Systèmes Complexes) + CÉCI (Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif), UNamur Since 2011 Member of NaGRIDD (Namur Groupe de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Développement Durable), UNamur VI. PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS 1. International publications A) Published manuscripts Gandolfi, A., Todeschi, E.B.A., Van Doninck, K., Rossi, V. and Menozzi, P., Salinity tolerance of Darwinula stevensoni (Ostracoda). Italian Journal of Zoology 68: (I.F.: 0,357). Van Doninck K., Schön I., De Bruyn L. and Martens K., A general purpose genotype in an ancient asexual. Oecologia 132: (I.F.: 2,602). Schön I., Martens K., Van Doninck K. and Butlin R.K., Evolution in the slow lane molecular rates of evolution in sexual and asexual ostracods (Crustacea, Ostracoda). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 79: (I.F.: 1,661). Van Doninck K., Schön I., Martens K. and Goddeeris B., The life-cycle of the asexual ostracod Darwinula stevensoni (Brady & Robertson, 1870) (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in a temporate pond. Hydrobiologia 500: (I.F.: 0,72). Van Doninck, K., Schön, I., Maes, F., De Bruyn, L. and Martens, K., Ecological strategies in the ancient asexual animal group Darwinulidae (Crustacea, Ostracoda). Freshwater Biology 48: (I.F.: 1,936). Van Doninck K., Schön I. and Martens K., Review - A Perspective on the Importance of Reproductive Mode in Astrobiology. Astrobiology 3 (4): (I.F.: 2,366). Van Doninck K., Schön I., Martens K. and Backeljau T., Clonal diversity in the ancient asexual ostracod Darwinula stevensoni assessed by RAPD-PCR. Heredity 93: (I.F.: 2,016). Hur J.H., Van Doninck K., Mandigo M.L. and Meselson M., Degenerate tetraploidy was established before bdelloid rotifer families diverged. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26: (I.F.: 6,438). Van Doninck K., Mandigo M.L., Hur J.H., Wang, P., Guglielmini J., Milinkovitch M., Lane W.S. and Meselson M., Phylogenomics of unusual histone H2A Variants in Bdelloid Rotifers. PLoS Genetics 5: e (I.F.: 8,7). Marescaux J., Pigneur L.-M. and Van Doninck K., New records of Corbicula clams in French rivers. Aquatic Invasions, 5: S35-S39. Li X., Liu Y., Tzika A.C., Van Doninck K., Zhu Q. & Milinkovitch M.C., Preliminary Genetic Status of the Spotted Seal Phoca largha in Liaodong Bay (China) Based on Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses. Trends in Evolutionary Biology, 2: e6 (new journal). Pigneur L.-M., Risterucci A.-M., Dauchot N., Li X. & Van Doninck K., Development of novel microsatellite markers to identify the different invasive lineages in the Corbicula complex and to assess androgenesis. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: (I.F.: 1,251). Pigneur L.-M., Marescaux J., Roland K., Etoundi E., Descy J.-P. & Van Doninck K., Phylogeny and androgenesis in the invasive Corbicula clams (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) in Western Europe. BMC Evolutionary Biology, online - 11: 147 (I.F.: 4,21). Li X., Liu Y., Tzika A.C., Van Doninck K., Zhu Q. & Milinkovitch M.C., Genetic Status of the Finless Porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides in the Bohai and Northern Yellow Seas Based on Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses. Marine Biology, online May 3 rd (I.F.: 1,999). Douxfils J, Mathieu C, Mandiki SN, Milla S, Henrotte E, Wang N, Vandecan M, Dieu M, Dauchot N, Pigneur LM, Li X, Rougeot C, Mélard C, Silvestre F, Van Doninck K, Raes M, Kestemont P. Physiological and proteomic evidences that domestication process differentially modulates the immune status of juvenile Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) under chronic confinement stress. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 31(6): Danchin E.G.J., Flot J.-F., Perfus-Barbeoch L. & Van Doninck K., Genomic perspectives on the long-term absence of sexual reproduction in animals. In : Evolutionary Biology Concepts, Biodiversity, Macroevolution and Genome Evolution, P. Pontarotti (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p Koszul R, Meselson M, Van Doninck K, Vandenhaute J, Zickler D, The centenary of Janssens s chiasmatype theory. Genetics (perspectives) 191: (I.F.: 4.283). Marescaux J, Bij de Vaate A, Van Doninck K, First records of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897) in the Meuse River. BioInvasions Records 1 (2): Pigneur L-M, Etoundi E, Hedtke S, Van Doninck K, Androgenesis: a review through the study of Corbicula spp. Heredity 108 : (I.F.: 4,122). Gaublomme E., Maebe K., Van Doninck K., Dhuyvetter H., Li X., Desender K. & Hendrickx F., Loss of genetic diversity and increased genetic structuring in response to forest area reduction in a ground dwelling insect: a case study of the flightless carabid beetle Carabus problematicus (Coleopera, Carabidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity (I.F.: 1,705). Marescaux J, Molloy DP, Giamberini L, Albrecht C, Van Doninck K, First records of the quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897), in the Meuse River within France. BioInvasions Records 1 (4): Pigneur L-M, Falisse E, Roland K, Everbecq E, Deliège J-F, Smitz J, Van Doninck K, Descy J-P, Impact of the invasive Asian clam, Corbicula spp., on a large river ecosystem. Freshwater Biology, in press (I.F.: 3,933). Flot J-F, Hespeels B, Li X, Noel B (34 authors) Jaillon O, Van Doninck K, Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga. Nature, in press (I.F.: 38,2) B) Submitted manuscripts or in preparation Li X, Hespeels B, Flot J-F, Knapen M, Malaisse J, Van Doninck K, in prep. Bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga acquired trehalose biosynthesis and hydrolysis genes by horizontal gene transfers. Hespeels B, Knapen M, Laurent C, Hanot-Mambres D, Heuskin A-C, Koszul R, Van Doninck K, in prep. Gateway to genetic exchange? DNA double strand breaks in the ancient asexual bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology (special edition on reproductive systems). 2. Abstracts of scientific meetings (last five years) - 15th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Nijmegen (Netherlands), September Oral presentation by PhD student L.-M. Pigneur: «Phylogeny and population genetics of invasive Asiatic clams (Corbicula spp.) in the Meuse». Pigneur L.-M., Descy, J.-P. & Van Doninck, K. - Rotifera XII Congress, Berlin (Germany), August Oral presentation: «Phylogenomics of unusual histone H2A variants and degenerate tetraploidy in bdelloid rotifers». Van Doninck K., Hur J.H., Mandigo M.L. and Meselson M th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles (France), September Oral presentation: «Genome project of the bdelloid rotifer species Adineta vaga». Van Doninck K. - 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tuebingen (Germany), August Oral presentation: «The success story of the androgenetic invasive clams Corbicula spp.» Van Doninck K. & Pigneur L.-M. - Rotifera XIII Congress, Shillong (India), November Oral presentation : «The notorious ancient asexual bdelloid rotifers». Van Doninck K. - Rotifera XIII Congress, Shillong (India), November Oral presentation by PhD student B. Hespeels: «Is the genome integrity of bdelloid rotifers preserved following desiccation?». Hespeels B. & Van Doninck K th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Ontario (Canada), April Oral presentation: «The invasive bivalve genus Corbicula as a key model to androgenesis». Van Doninck K. - Conférences Jacques Monod Recent advances on the evolution of sex and genetic systems, Roscoff (France), May Oral presentation: «The genome of the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga yields insights into an ameiotic evolution». Van Doninck K.
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