Julien Tap

Research Scientist

Julien Tap

Research Scientist

After several internships in microbiology at Institut Pasteur (Patrick Grimont, Philippe Glaser, Sylvain Brisse), Julien Tap went to Joel Doré’s Lab to do a PhD headed by Marion Leclerc (Jan 2007 to Dec 2009). His main project was to study dietary fiber impact on human gut microbiota using notably metagenomic and metatranscriptomic approaches.

Since his PhD, his research interest focused on interactions between nutrition, gut microbiota, and human health. This allowed him to work with different AP-HP clinicians like Pr Karine Clément and Pr Iradj Sobhani. As post-doc did at EMBL in Peer Bork’s group and at INRAE Metagenopolis unit (Joel Doré, Dusko Ehrlich), as well as Danone Research, he used several approaches like numerical ecology and machine learning technics to untangle big omics data with clinical and dietary data.

Julien is currently a research scientist at INRAE Micalis institute settled in Paris-Saclay campus, where he works on projects related to the interactions between food and human microbiomes in a nutrition and health perspective.

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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.

Teaching Kids about the Microbial World: Merci les bactéries !

Teaching Kids about the Microbial World: Merci les bactéries !

Apr 02, 2024

In a unique venture at a primary school in the southern suburbs of the Paris region, the Food Microbial Ecology Team and the PhylHom team united to teach microbiology, fermented foods, and the gut microbiome to curious young minds. In a vibrant classroom, 50 kids engaged in a dynamic 30-minute session, exploring the microscopic world through interactive discussions and vivid illustrations.

Domino 1st annual meeting in Tallinn

Domino 1st annual meeting in Tallinn

Mar 15, 2024

The #DominoEU project consortium met in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss the results of the first year.