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Marcelino Suzuki


Dr Suzuki is from Brazil, where he obtained a degree in Oceanography from the Universidade de Rio Grande.  He then finished a Master and PhD in Oceanography at Oregon State University under the co-supervision of Drs. Ev and Barry Sherr and Steve Giovannoni working on protist bacterivory and its effects on bacterioplankton community structure.  Next he worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research institute under the supervision of Dr. Ed DeLong on topics including the analysis of bacterioplankton diversity and phylogeny, the development of real-time PCR for genes and mRNAs, and bacterioplankton metagenomics, and the biology of photoheterotrophs in the Ocean.  Dr Suzuki was then an Assistant Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory where he led research on the diversity, phylogeny and activity of, bacterioplankton, measurements of gene expression by these organisms, biology and genomics of photoheterotrophs, and microbial processes leading to methylmercury production by bacteria.

At the Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls since May 2009, Dr Suzuki is now a Professor and Director of the Microbial Biodiversity and Laboratory (LBBM), and Scientific Responsible for the Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology (bio2mar) platform of the OOB.  He is currently leading research on the biology of photoheterotrophs in the Ocean in the project ANR-RHOMEO, and the quest for new anticancer molecules from bacteria associated with marine lichens in the project ANR-MALICA and leads the quest for new molecules for pharmaceutical application in collaboration with researchers at Pierre Fabre Laboratories.  His main interests are the connection between specific bacterioplankton activity to marine biogeochemical cycles, microbial biotechnology, the biology of photoheterotrophy, and interactions between microbes and macro-organisms.  He participate in 3 master programs (Ecophysiologie Ecotoxicolgie, EPET, Microbiologie Environment Santé, MES, and Biologie et Bioresources Marine BBMa), where he is responsible for two graduate courses in Bioinformatics Applied to Microbial Ecology and Monitoring the Quality of the Marine Environment).

Dr Suzuki is author of  40 peer reviewed publications, amember  of the editorial board of Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology, and has been a panelist for several programs from different research supporting agencies in the United States and Europe.

His resumé can be found in short (74 KB) and long (6 MB) formats.

Contact Informations

Phone : +33 (0)4 30192401
Mail(s) : suzuki@obs-banyuls.fr

Marcelino Suzuki - 17/07/16

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