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Dr Margot Tragin

Dr Margot Tragin

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

 Living Systems Institute 


Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD


Dr. Margot Tragin defended her PhD at the Station Biologique de Roscoff in December 2017. She worked under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Vaulot on the genetic diversity and the distribution of green microalgae (Chlorophyta) in the world ocean. Her doctoral work was followed by several postdoctoral research focusing either on green microalgae, or on bioinformatics (metabarcoding and complex transcriptomic). She especially investigated the gene expression pattern of virus infecting cupped oyster at the IFREMER.

Since September 2020, she is part of Dr. Adam Monier team at the Living System Institute (LSI, University of Exeter). She is investigating the answer of green microalgae to viral infection as well as marine protists genomes and transcriptomes.


2014 - 2017 PhD Marine Microbiology and Ecology (Sorbonne Université)

2014 MSc Ecology, Biodiversity & Evolution (AgroParisTech)

2011-2014 Engineering Diploma Life and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech)


Sept 2020 - Present PDRA, Green microalgae, virus and bioinformatics

June 2019 - Aug. 2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oyster-virus transcriptomics (IFREMER, France)

Jan. - May 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular planktonic time-series in Mediterranean Sea (Sorbonne Université, Banyuls sur mer, France)

2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ecotoxicology of marine green microalgae (Sorbonne Université, Roscoff, France)

2014 - 2017 PhD candidate in Marine Microbiology and Ecology (green microalgae, metabarcoding, bioinformatics), Sorbonne Université, Roscoff, France

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Research interests

Marine green microalgae, viruses, ecology and bioinformatics


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