Mathieu Pernice

 

Ph: Australia: (+61)405057906  / France: (+33)607300016

E-mail: Mathieu.Pernice@uts.edu.au / mat.pernice@gmail.com

CONTACT

2014-Present: Research fellow and Deputy Team leader for Seagrass Health, Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)


2012-2013: Research fellow- Laboratory of Biological Geochemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)


2010-2011: Research fellow- UMR 7208 Biologie des ORganismes et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, Paris (France)


2008-2010: Research fellow- Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab, University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia)


2007-2008: Research assistant and Lecturer (ATER)- UMR 7208 Biologie des ORganismes et Ecosystèmes Aquatiques, Paris (France)


2005-2006 Research fellow- Symbiosis group- Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen (Germany)


2003-2006 PhD student- UMR 5178 Biologie des Organismes Marins et Ecosystèmes, Paris (France) [PhD thesis in pdf]

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Project co-ordinator on the Marine Productivity and Climate Change (42h, Subject Number 91156), University of Technology, Sydney: Excursion to Heron island. 16-22 July 2016


Invited lecturer - Australian Society for Microbiology, University of Melbourne, Australia

Single cell measurement of metabolic activity using isotope-labeling techniques and Secondary Ion Mass spectrometry

7 July 2016


Invited lecturer - Joint Academic Microbiology Seminars, Sydney, Australia

Single cell measurement of metabolic activity using isotope-labeling techniques and Secondary Ion Mass spectrometry

25 May 2016


Invited lecturer - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Single cell measurement of metabolic activity: towards a functional understanding of symbiotic interactions in corals

2 March 2016


Project co-ordinator on the Marine Productivity and Climate Change (42h, Subject Number 91156), University of Technology, Sydney: Excursion to Heron island. 19th-24 July 2015


Lecturer for Biotechnology (1h, Subject Number 91142), University of Technology, Sydney: Exploiting the biotechnological potential of microalgae.

4 May 2015


Lecturer for AusAID Sustainable Islands program (1h), Sydney Institute of Marine Science: Impact on coral reefs

23 April 2015


Lecturer for Biotechnology (1h, Subject Number 91142), University of Technology, Sydney: Exploiting the biotechnological potential of microalgae.

11 May 2014


Invited lecturer for Bachelor of Science- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Bacterial symbioses in mollusks

2 October 2012


Invited lecturer - Trends in Environmental Research Series, UTS, Sydney, Australia

The shallow and the deep: exploring the evolution and function of symbioses in marine environment

26 September 2012


Invited lecturer - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Sizing up the symbiotic interaction between cnidarian and dinoflagellate: towards a single-cell view of ammonium assimilation in corals

22 November 2011


Invited lecturer - Joint Academic Microbiology Seminars, Sydney, Australia

Sizing up the symbiotic partnership: towards a single-cell view of nutrients uptake in cnidaria-dinoflagellate symbiosis

26 October 2011


Invited lecturer for Bachelor of Science- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Bacterial symbioses in mollusks

4 October 2011


Invited lecturer- University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Sizing up the symbiotic part… A single-cell view of coral symbiosis by using  NanoSIMS

16 June 2010


Invited lecturer- Centre IRD, Noumea, New-Caledonia

Effect of thermal stress on the regulation of cell death in reef-building corals

17 March 2010


Invited lecturer- Centre for Marine Studies, Brisbane Australia

Influence of environmental changes on cnidarian symbioses : a genomics approach

23 January 2009


Lecturer- Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris France

September 2007- August 2008


Lecturer- Centro Biologia Alpina, Piora Switzerland

Training course for master students: Microbial Ecology

21-28 August 2004


Lecturer- Centro Biologia Alpina, Piora Switzerland

Training course for master students: Microbiology of the extreme

25-30 August 2003

TEACHING COURSES AND LECTURES

2003 - 2006 PhD in Biology (supervisor: Dr Renata Boucher-Rodoni, CNRS)

University Paris 6, Paris, France (defended the 23/11/2006)


2002 - 2003 Master Degree in Integrated Biology of Invertebrates

University Paris 6, Paris, France

EDUCATION

Ongoing funding from the European Commission, Swiss and French national agencies, New Caledonian and Australian institutions has provided support for my research program since 2003. Overall, my individual and collaborative efforts have attracted over 750000 euros to fund my research activities.


Major awards and grants:

2016: Visiting Speaker Program Award from the Australian Society for Microbiology to give in 5 Australian capital cities “Single cell measurements of microbial activity using isotope-labeling techniques and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry.


2013-2015: UTS Early Career Researcher Grants 2013 :

“A novel electrochemical biosensor for the detection of sub-lethal stress in reef corals:

A clinical approach to monitor coral reef health”-24 months (collaborator)


2012-2015: Swiss National Science Foundation program at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland) : “A NanoSIMS study of (sub-)cellular nutrient-transfer in symbiotic corals and sea anemones under changing environmental conditions”– 36 months


2010-2011: CNRS multidisciplinary program at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris (France): “NanoSIMS and Symbiosis”– 12 months


2008-2011: Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship at the Centre for Marine studies, Brisbane (Australia):  “Influence of environmental stresses on cnidaria-dinoflagellate symbioses: a genomics approach” – 36 months


2007-2008: Research grant from Singer-Polignac foundation to initiate a collaborative project between the UMR 5178, Paris (France) and the Centre for Marine studies Brisbane (Australia): “Sensitivity to environmental stresses in a scleractinian coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis”.


2006-2007 Research grant from the Government of New Caledonia awarded by the Pacific Fund: “Comparative analysis of bioaccumulation of trace elements in Nautilus populations from Vanuatu and New-Caledonia” – 24 months.


2005-2006 Fellowship Marie Curie Training Site for Marine Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Bremen, Germany): Molecular characterisation of bacterial symbiosis in Nautilus – 4 months.


2005-2006 Bonus Quality Research from the French Ministry of Research and Education: Symbiotic bacteria in two models for marine invertebrates: specific diversity, physiological roles and bioactive compounds production – 24 months.


2003-2006 PhD Fellowship from the French Ministry of Research and Education, awarded by the University Paris 6: Bacterial symbiosis in Nautilus: Characterisation and Physiological Roles – 36 months.

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

Diving:

- Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) scientific diver 2009, Nitrox endorsement

  1. -Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) level 1 diver 2012

  2. -FFESSM: Level 2,

  3. -PADI: Open Water Diver

Boating:

  1. -Recreational Boating License issued in France (limited to 5 miles from the shore) Driving:

  2. -NSW Drivers Licence Class C

Others:

  1. -First Aid Certificate and Oxygen Provider with CPR Certificate

CERTIFICATIONS

2011-Present: Honorary Visiting fellow- Coral Reef Ecosystem Lab, University of Queensland, St Lucia (Australia).

HONORARY APPOINTMENTS

2013-2015 Environmental scientist - CARDNO Water and Environment, Sydney (Australia)- Focus on coral reef ecosystems within the Ichtys Nearshore Environmental Monitoring Program (INPEX)


The Ichthys Gas Field Development Project, a world scale gas development operated by INPEX, includes the dredging and spoil disposal of 17 millions of m3 of sediments to create a safe shipping channel in Darwin Harbour. This project adopts one of the strictest environmental monitoring programs ever seen in Australia. I have been engaged within CARDNO team to develop and implement the marine environmental monitoring program to assess potential environmental impacts arising from the dredging and disposal activities in the nearshore development area (Darwin Harbour, NT, Australia).

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANCY

Member of editorial board of Frontiers in Microbial Symbioses (Frontiers Microbiology) and Frontiers in Coral Reef Research (Frontiers in Marine Science)


Reviewer for Trends in Microbiology, Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Environmental Microbiology, Frontiers Microbiology, Molecular Ecology, Bioessays, Plos ONE, Autophagy, Marine Biology, Marine Biotechnology, Ecotoxicology.

EDITORIAL BOARD AND REVIEWS OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES