Stéphane Chaillou

Research Director

Stéphane Chaillou

Research Director

RESEARCH & ACADEMIC CAREER

Stephane’s research work is focusing on genomics of food-borne bacteria and on the role of microbial diversity in food microbial ecology. One of his strategy is to implement statistical and bioinformatic analysis of large sampling survey for describing diversity of food microbiomes. He is using the prediction of microbiomes fluxes along the food chain to assess food health and sustainability issues link to microbiomes such as food spoilage, biopreservation or fermentation. Recently, he has been implementing meta-omics data analysis to characterize microbial metabolic interactions in foods using synthetic ecology strategies. Stephane studied fundamental & applied microbiology in Marseilles (France) and earned his PhD (1999) in molecular microbiology at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). In 2016, Stephane obtained his HDR (French accreditation to steer & supervise research) in biological sciences at University Paris-Saclay.

TEACHING & ACADEMIC COORDINATION ACTIVITIES

At the Paris-Saclay University, in the framework of the BioSphera graduate school, Stephane’s is also coordinating activities to interface research & education programs and co-supervise a master degree in the field of microbiome sciences. In this context, Stéphane teaches metagenomics and molecular ecology to students having genomic and microbiology backgrounds.

CURRENT MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS (COORDINATION)

  • 2023-2028: Horizon Europe DOMINO project (RIA). Harnessing the microbial potential of fermented foods for healthy and sustainable food systems.
  • 2022-2025: ANR (French National Agency) METASIMFOOD project. Improving the quality, safety and sustainability of fermented vegetable food and fruit beverage using a knowledge-driven synthetic ecology and modelling approach.
  • 2021-2025: EMOVOL. Molecular microbial ecology of poultry meat production.

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Webinar on genome-scale modelling for consortia design

Webinar on genome-scale modelling for consortia design

May 28, 2024

Last Tuesday 28th of May, Elham Karimi, Stephane Chaillou (Micalis, Food Microbial Ecology research group) and Valentin Loux (MaIAge) have organised in the frame of the #DominoEU project a webinar training session on genome-scale modelling (GSM).

Workshop on FAIR omics data in the M4SF cluster of European HE projects

Workshop on FAIR omics data in the M4SF cluster of European HE projects

May 17, 2024

Last Friday 17th of May, in the frame of the 1st Food System Conference in Torino , Stéphane Chaillou organized the second clustering activity of the #Microbes4SustainableFoods cluster of EU projects (#DominoEU, #HealthFerm, #Pimento ca20128, #Wheatbiome, #Tribiome and #Microbes) on the Friday afternoon after the conference closure.