Post Doc

I am a marine microbiologist, studying unicellular eukaryotes (protists) from a molecular perspective to understand their diversity, ecology and evolutionary history. I like combining old-fashioned and really modern approaches to study these lovely, yet poorly-loved wonders of our oceans.

As a new post-doc in the DIPO team, in collaboration with Fabrice Not, I am going to explore the diversity and function of plankton associated microbiota.





Duanmu D,* Bachy C,* Sudek S, Wong CH, Jimenez V, Rockwell NC, Martin SS, Ngan CY, Reistetter E, van Baren MJ, Price DC, Wei CL, Reyes-Prieto A, Lagarias JC, Worden AZ (2014) Marine Algae and Land Plants Share Conserved Phytochrome Signaling Systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(44):15827–15832. * These authors contributed equally

Caron DA, Alexander H, Allen AE, Archibald JM, Armbrust EV, Bachy C, Bell CJ, et al. (2017) Probing the Evolution, Ecology and Physiology of Marine Protists Using Transcriptomics. Nature Reviews Microbiology 15:6-20

Simmons M,* Bachy C,* Sudek S, van Baren MJ, Sudek L, Ares M, Worden AZ (2015) Intron invasions trace algal speciation and reveal nearly identical Arctic and Antarctic Micromonas populations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32 (9):2219-2235. * These authors contributed equally


Choi CJ,* Bachy C,* Spiro Jaeger G, Poirier C, Sudek L, Sarma V.V.S.S., Mahadevan A, Giovannoni SJ, Worden AZ. (2017) Newly Discovered Deep-Branching Marine Plastid Lineages Are Numerically Rare but Globally Distributed. Current Biology 27(1):R15-16. * These authors contributed equally

Bachy C, Dolan JR, López-García P, Deschamps P, Moreira D (2013) Accuracy of protist diversity assessments: morphology compared to cloning and direct pyrosequencing of 18S rRNA genes and ITS regions using the conspicuous tintinnid ciliates as a case study. ISME Journal 7(2) :244-255.

Bachy C, López-García P, Vereshchaka A, Moreira D (2011) Diversity and vertical distribution of microbial eukaryotes in the snow, sea ice and seawater near the North Pole at the end of the polar night. Frontiers in Microbiology.


Bachy C, Gómez F, López-García P, Dolan JR, Moreira D (2012) Molecular Phylogeny of Tintinnid Ciliates (Tintinnida, Ciliophora). Protist 163(6) : 873-887.

Dunthorn M, Lipps JH, Dolan JR, Saab MAA, Aescht E, Bachy C et al. (2015) Ciliates—Protists with complex morphologies and ambiguous early fossil record. Marine Micropaleontology 119:1-6.

Dolan JR, Pierce RW, Bachy C (2014) Cyttarocylis ampulla, a Polymorphic Tintinnid Ciliate of the Marine Plankton. Protist 165(1): 66–80.