Adrien Thurotte

I graduated my PhD in France at the Paris-Saclay University in October 2015, on photoprotection in cyanobacteria. After a two-year postdoc position in Pr. Schneider’s laboratory at the Gutenberg University in Mainz where I was associated with the thylakoid membrane biogenesis thematic, I have been working on the transcription factors controlling lipid metabolism in diatoms in Le Mans. In 2018, I joined Pr. Büchel’s lab in Frankfurt allying light harvesting and diatoms thematic.
Since 2021, I joined the Laboratory « Genomic Analysis of Eukaryotes » (LAGE) leaded by Pr. Wincker to unravel environmental genes function within the framework of the Tara Ocean expedition.

Past projects
Identification and characterization of novel architectural proteins of the thylakoid membrane in diatoms
Research group: Pr. Claudia Büchel, Institute for molecular bio science, Frankfurt, Germany

Decipher the control of lipid metabolism by transcription factors in diatoms
Research group: Pr. Benoît Schoefs, Équipe MIMMA Métabolisme, bio-Ingénierie des molécules de micro-algues et applications, Le Mans, France

Molecular structure and function of the thylakoid-membrane associated protein IM30/VIPP1 in cyanobacteria
Research group:  Pr. Dirk Schneider, Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Mainz, Germany

Study of Functional domains involved in the interaction between the photoprotective cyanobacterial Orange Carotenoid Protein and its partners (PhD thesis)
Supervision : Pr. Diana Kirilovsky, équipe RMPO (Regulatory Mechanisms in Photosynthetic Organisms), i2BC Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France