Post Doc


  • 2008-2010: Master degree Microbial Biotechnology graduated with distinction; University Henri Poincaré Nancy 1.

  • 2010-2014: PhD in Microbial Ecology; University Claude Bernard Lyon1.


Research Experience:

  • Laboratory of Microbial Ecology (UMR CNRS), Claude Bernard University, Lyon. (01/10/2010 – 01/10/2013).

    PhD Project: Genomic analysis of the modes of action in phytobeneficial bacteria: origins, distribution and prokaryotic-eukaryotic transfers
    Advisors: Yvan Moënne-Loccoz, Claire Prigent-Combaret, Daniel Muller.

  • Genomic of Vibrio Laboratory (UMR CNRS IFREMER), Biological Station Roscoff / Polz Lab (MIT).

    Post-doc project: Emergence of opportunistic oyster Pathogens in natural Vibrio populations (OPOPOP ANR).
    Advisors: Frédérique Le Roux, Martin Polz.




Vincent Walker, Maxime Bruto, Floriant Bellvert, René Bally, Daniel Muller, Claire Prigent-Combaret, Yvan  Moënne-Loccoz, & Gilles Comte. Unexpected phytostimulatory behavior for Escherichia coli and  Agrobacterium tumefaciens model strains. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 2013 26:5, 495-502.

Maxime Bruto, Prigent-Combaret Claire, Luis, Patricia, Hoff Grégory, Moënne-Loccoz Yvan & Muller Daniel.  (2013). Horizontal acquisition of prokaryotic genes for eukaryote functioning and niche adaptation. In  Evolutionary Biology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Mechanisms (pp. 165-179). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Maxime  Bruto,  Claire  Prigent-Combaret,  Patricia  Luis,  Yvan  Moënne-Loccoz  &  Daniel  Muller. Frequent,  independent transfers of a catabolic gene from bacteria to contrasted filamentous eukaryotes.   Proceedings of the Royal society B, 2014.

Maxime  Bruto,  Claire  Prigent-Combaret,  Daniel  Muller  &  Yvan  Moënne-Loccoz.  Analysis  of  genes contributing   to  plant-beneficial  functions  in  plant  growth-promoting  rhizobacteria  and  related Proteobacteria. Scientific Reports, 2014.

Petton Bruno, Bruto Maxime, James Adele, Labreuche Yannick, Alunno Bruscia Marianne, Le Roux Frederique. Crassostrea gigas mortality in France: the usual suspect, a herpes virus, may not be the killer in this polymicrobial opportunistic disease. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015.

Maxime Bruto*, Adèle James*, Bruno Petton, Yannick Labreuche, Sabine Chenivesse, Marianne Alunno Bruscia, Martin F. Polz and Frédérique Le Roux. Vibrio crassostreae, a benign oyster colonizer turned into a pathogen after plasmid acquistion. ISME J. In press.