PhD 1984, Senior scientist, marine natural proiducts specialist, working in IRD since 1984, mainly in the Pacific Ocean, presently in French Polynesia.
coordinator of a CRISP component and later POMARE - Netbiome project. over 150 ranked papers
key words : sponges, biodiversity, bioactivity, secondary metabolites, chemical eclogy
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My team is involved in the inventory of sponges in the Pacific (Prensently POMARE in French Polynessia), and the study of their secondary metabolites either as chemtaxonomic markers or chemical defenses. We try to assess the biological properties of isolated compounds to a possible rôle in the environment and apply the findings in ecosystemic services, specially in aquaculture and environment friendly activities.