Fabienne AUDEBERT
Assistant Professor
Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Laboratoire Informatique et Systématique
MHNH, 57 rue Cuvier
BP 48
75231 Paris cedex 05, France
Fabienne.audebert@upmc.fr
Phone: + 33 1 40 79 80 58

Research Interests

I seek to understand the evolution of the Trichostrongylina nematodes by studying the biology (life cycles, morphogenesis, distribution, histopathology, and host-switching assays) and the systematics of these parasites from morphological and molecular points of view.

I am also interested in creating a knowledge base for the identification of Trichostrongylina species.
Key words: Trichostrongylina, Nematoda, parasite, life cycle, morphogenesis, molecular phylogeny, Knowledge base.

Education

Ph.D.1999 - Life sciences “Parasitology”, University of Créteil, Paris XII, France.
Lagomorphs as a relay role in the evolution of the Trichostrongylina nematodes.
Ph. D advisor: Dr Marie-Claude DURETTE-DESSET, CNRS, MNHN

DEA 1995 - (Postgraduate Degree - 1 year) Interaction Hosts- parasites, University of Créteil, Paris XII, France. Life cycle of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis (Zeder 1800) parasites of palearctic Lagomorphs.
DEA advisor: Dr Marie-Claude DURETTE-DESSET, CNRS, MNHN

Maîtrise 1994 - (Master’s Degree) Populations and Ecosystems Biology, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France

Licence 1993 - Populations and Organisms Biology, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France

DEUG B 1992 - (Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales) Biology: Nature and life Sciences, University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France

Teaching

2003-Present: Assistant professor, (Maître de conferences) in University Pierre and Marie Curie,
Paris VI, France, from the 1rst February 2003.

2001- 2003: Lecturer, ATER (Attachée Temporaire Enseignement et Recherche) in University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris VI , France, from the 1rst september 2001 to 31th august 2003.

Teaching undergraduate students, as well as postgraduates, in zoology, parasitology, diversity of living organisms, ecology, and professional integration as scientific students.

Professional experience

2003-Present Knowledge base for identification of Trichostrongylina. Laboratoire Informatique et systématique, MNHN, Paris VI, reference: Pr R. Vignes-Lebbe

2001 - 2003 Study of parasites of Rattus norvegicus: insularity Syndrom. Laboratoire d’Ecologie parasitaire, Equipe de parasitologie fondamentale et fonctionnelle, Paris VI. reference : Pr Cl. Gabrion

2002 University Degree in animal experimentation (D.U), Level 1, University Descarte, Paris V, France. Regulation and lawful protection of the animals of experience, the experimental animal: General Organization of experimentation, Anatomy, Physiology, elements of zoo-technology. Manipulations of rat, mouse and rabbit.

1994 – 2001 Life cycle of Trichostrongylina. Laboratoire de Biologie parasitaire du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, reference : Dr M-Cl. Durette-Desset.

1994 – 1998 Enrichment and maintenance of collections of Helminthes. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle , reference : Dr M-Cl. Durette-Desset.

1994 Ageing and repercussion on learning and memorization in the mouse. Laboratoire de neurophysiologie sensorielle de l'université de Mont Saint Aignan, reference : Pr J. Caston

Fieldwork

Jan-feb 2003 Program NASA -CNRS: Influence of microgravity on brain fluids in rate. NASA (flight STS 107- Columbia).
Collaboration with University Paris VI, CNRS and NASA

Jan 2002 Field campaign in “île aux chevaux”, Brittany, France. Eradication of the common rat (Rattus norvegicus) ; Inventory of the parasites. Collaboration with University Paris VI, INRA of Rennes (Institut national de Recherche Agronomique) and University of Rennes.

May 2000 Program Leptospirosis: studies on micro-mammal population (Apodemus sylvaticus and Microtus arvalis) in Brittany. Inventory of the parasites and Leptospirose Collaboration with University Paris VI , MNHN (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Veterinary School of Nantes).

Nov 1997 Program “pluriformation Guyane-MNHN”. Studies of parasites of the fauna around the dam hydro_ electrique of “petit saut” French Guyana.

Sept 1997 Field campain in Archipel of Molène, Brittany, France. Eradication of the common rat (Rattus norvegicus) ; Checkout of the fiels campain of september 1996 . Studies on the preserve area of Béniguet , Brittany, France. Studies of the parasites of 50 rabbits after the epidemy of hemorrhagic fever, check of leptospirose
Collaboration with MNHN, Veterinary School of Nantes, INRA of Rennes, University of Brest, and ONC ( Office National de la Chasse).

Feb 1997 Field campain in île Bono and île aux Moines, Brittany , France. Epidemiology of hemorrhagic fever and inventory of the parasite fauna in
Collaboration with INRA of Rennes, MNH, ONC.

Sept 1996 Field campain in Archipel of Molène, Brittany, France. Eradication of the common rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Collaboration with MNHN, Veterinary School of Nantes, INRA of Rennes, University of Brest, and ONC ( Office National de la Chasse).

1995-1997 Field studies in Arboretum de Chèvreloup, Versailles, France. Follow-up of the helminthes from a population of rabbits
Collaboration with MNHN, and ONC.

Micellaneous

Members of the specialist committee CS 68, Biology department in University of Pierre and Marie Curie from 2006

Members of the French society of Parasitology from 1995

Reviewer for Journal of Parasitology, and Acta Parasitologica

French: Native speaker
English: almost fluent; extensive practice of technical English
Spanish: Studied in school

Publications

Audebert F. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2007. Do Lagomorphs play a relay role in the evolution of the Trichostrongylina nematodes? Parasite, 14:183-197.

Audebert F. , N. Chilton, J.L. Justine, C. Gallut, A. Tillier, and Durette-Desset M.C. 2005. Additional molecular evidence to support a sister taxon relationship between heligmosomid and molineid nematodes (Trichostrongylina). Parasitology research, 96: 343-346.

Audebert F. , Cassone J., Kerboeuf D. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2004. Development of Nematodirus spathiger (Nematoda, Molineoidea), in the rabbit and comparison with others Nematodirus spp parasites of ruminants. Parasitology Research, 94:112-117.

Audebert F. , Cassone J., Kerboeuf D. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2003. Development of Trichostrongylus colubriformis and Trichostrongylus vitrinus, parasites of ruminants in the rabbit and comparison with T. retortaeformis, Parasitology Research, 90 :57-63.

Audebert F. , Vuong P.N. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2003. Intestinal migrations of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis, (Trichostrongylina, Trichostrongylidae) in the rabbit. Veterinary parasitology, 112 :131-146.
Audebert F., Hoste H. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2002. Life cycle of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis (Nematoda, Trichostrongyloidea) in its natural host, the rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Journal of Helminthology,76: 189-192.

Audebert F. , Cassone J., Kerboeuf D. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2002. The life cycle of Nematodiroides zembrae (Nematoda, Trichostrongylina) in the rabbit, Journal of Parasitology, 88(5) : 898-904.

Audebert F. , Cassone J., Baccam D., Kerboeuf D. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2001. The life cycle of Ohbayashinema erbaevae (Nematoda, Heligmosomoidea, Heligmosomidae) in Ochotona rufescens rufescens (Ochotonidae) Parasite, 8: 325-333.

Audebert F. , Cassone J., Hoste H. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2000. Morphogenesis and distribution of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis in the intestine of the rabbit. Journal of Helminthology, 74 : 95-107.

Audebert F. , Durette-Desset M.C. and N.B. Chilton 2000. Internal transcribed spacer rDNA can be used to infer the philogenetic relationships of species within the genus Nematodirus (Nematoda : Molineoidea). International Journal for Parasitology, 30 : 187-191.

Durette-Desset M.C., Ganzorig S., Audebert F. and M. Kamiya 2000. A new species of the genus Ohbayashinema (Nematoda, Trichostrongylina, Heligmosomoidea) parasite of Ochotona daurica (Ochotonidae, Lagomorpha) from Bouriatia. Zoosystema, 22 (4) : 667-676.

Communications in Congress/ Symposium

Tercerie S., Dubus G., Vignes-lebbe R., Durette-Desset M-C and Audebert F. 2008. A computer assisted identification key for the Heligmonellinae (Nematoda, Trichostrongylina). Xth multicolloquium of Parasitology. Paris, 24-28th August. Talk

Audebert F. 2005. Xper : Knowledge Base for Computer-Aided Species Identification. California Academy of sciences, San Francisco,23th September. Talk

Audebert F. Vuong P.N. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2003. Life cycle of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis (Nematoda, Trichostrongylina) in the rabbit : hyphenate between ancestral and evolved life cycle. Journey of Biology department, Paris VI, 15-17th January. Poster

Audebert F. 2002. Life cycles of Nematoda Trichostrongylina. Conference micromammals and parasites, Montpellier, 16-17th September. Talk

Audebert F. and Durette-Desset M.C. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of Nematodes Trichostrongylina from ITS 1 (ribosomal AND). Congress for la formation du Réseau d’Study of Biodiversity of Nematodes and Helminths, Paris, MNHN, 17-19th September. Poster

Audebert F. , Cassone J. and Durette-Desset M.C. 1998. Life cycle of Trichostrongylina (Nematoda) parasites of Lagomorpha ; comparison with life cycles of Trichostrongylina parasites of Ruminants, studied in rabbits. Euro-american mammal congress, Santiago de Compostella, 19-24th July. Poster

Audebert F. and Durette-Desset M.C. 1998. Life Cycles of Nematodirinae, parasites of Lagomorphs and Ruminants in the rabbit. Congress of the French Society of Parasitology, Rennes, 10-11th June. Talk

Audebert F. 1997. Life cycles of Nematodes parasites. Doctoriales of Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Dourdan, 15-20th June. Talk and Poster

Audebert F. 1997. Biology of Trichostrongylina (Nematodes) parasites of rabbit and ruminants.3rd Congress of student from Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 11-12th June. Poster

Audebert F. , Cassone J. and Durette-Desset M.C. 1997. Comparison of the parasitic stage of experimental life cycle of Trichostrongylus retortaeformis, parasite of rabbit, with life cycles of five Nematodes Trichostrongyles, parasites of ruminants. Congress of the French Society of Parasitology, Paris, 10-12th March. Poster

Audebert F. 1996. Contribution of biological and molecular data in the study of Nematodes Trichostrongyles parasites of lagomorphs and ruminants. Symposium Laveran, Annecy, 27-29th March. Talk