News of the Station Biologique de Roscoff

Press releases


COLUMBUS Marine Biological Resources Knowledge Fellow position

Position at the Roscoff Marine Biological Station for a period of two years in the context of  the H2020 project COLUMBUS.

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Positions available


Funded positions at the Algal Genetics Group, Roscoff, FRANCE

- Research assistant position ERC Starting Grant SEXSEA (24 month)
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2015

- Postdoctoral fellowship on brown algal molecular biology ( 24 month)
Deadline for applications: 16th February 2015.

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New Publication


Perspectives in Phycology , a new journal on current and emerging topics on the field of Phycology

New Publication


New Publication : Outstanding Marine Molecules: Chemistry, Biology, Analysis

Using a number of outstanding examples, this text introduces readers to the immense variety of marine natural compounds, the methodologies to characterize them, and the approaches to explore their industrial potential. Care is also taken to discuss the function and ecological context of the compounds. Meticulously produced and easy to read, this book serves students and professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with the field, and is ideally suited as a course book for both industry and academia.

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New Publication


Patterns of Rare and Abundant Marine Microbial Eukaryotes

Current Biology , Volume 24, Issue 8, pR315–R317, 14 April 2014
Logares et al. 2014



10th Summer Course on Marine Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics

From May 25th to June 7th, 2014.
at the Roscoff Biological Station
This Summer Course is sponsored by EMBRC-France, the French node of the European Marine Bioresources Center (

Application deadline - April 8th 2014, 8am CET



Marine summer schools

Every summer the Roscoff Biological Station propose 3 intensive courses on scientific diving and taxonomy of the fauna and flora of the marine environment. The courses involve students and teachers from all over Europe and are part of the University Pierre et Marie Curie masters program.
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New Publication


New Publication

Marine Glycobiology group (Research department : Marine plant and biomolécules, CNRS /UPMC) has just published in "Journal of Biological Chemistry" the biochemical and structural characterization of the first genuine laminarinase from an algae-associated bacterium (24th January 2014)

New Publication


RNAi-mediated gene silencing in Fucus embryos

Within the framework of the Interreg project Marinexus, the Algal Genetics Team (SBR) and colleagues of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) in Plymouth have demonstrated for the first time gene silencing via RNA interference (RNAi) in the brown alga Fucus serratus.

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Positions available



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Contact / Send a CV and a letter detailing motivation to Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir.   before the 15th october 2013.
Pay scale
/ CNRS “Ingénieur d’Etudes”: 1600 - 1870 euros net/month according to profile / experience
/ 12 month contract from December 2013

Chondrus crispus

Chondrus crispus

Press releases


La vie en rouge

An international consortium of scientists has sequenced the complete genome of a multicellular red seaweed throwing light on 1500 million years of plant evolution.

In a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team led by the Station Biologique de Roscoff (CNRS/UPMC*) in Brittany explains how sequencing the genome of the common red alga Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) has revealed more about the evolution of plants and algae than was previously understood.



Marine summer schools 2013

Scientific Diving, Taxonomy of Marine Fauna / Flora

1rst-10th of July :  Scientific diving for coastal ecology (3 ECTS)
10th-31rst of July :  Taxonomy of Marine Flora (6 ECTS)
6th-28th of  : August Taxonomy of Marine Fauna (6 ECTS)

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Get your onsite research granted by ASSEMBLE marine!

ASSEMBLE offers subsidized onsite access to researchers specialised in marine research and scientists willing to perform their research with marine models and associated state-of-the-art facilities.You are invited to submit applications prior to FEBRUARY 28, 2013 for visits taking place from June to November 2013. To apply and for more information about the 9 Assemble stations and accessible services:

New Publication


Unveiling the mystery of "chameleon" cyanobacteria

Some strains of marine Synechococcus are capable of "chromatic acclimation", that is to modify their light-harvesting capacity to match the dominant color of their habitat. Thus, when grown in green light, these cyanobacteria can synthesize pigments that specifically catch this color, but when shifted to blue light they can, in less than a week, change their pigmentation to catch this new color.

New Publication


New publication

"The translational repressor 4E-BP mediates hypoxiainduced defects in myotome cells"

Magdalena Hidalgo, Ronan Le Bouffant, Valérie Bello, Nicolas Buisson, Patrick Cormier, Michèle Beaudry, and Thierry Darribère
Journal of Cell Science (2012) 125, 3989–4000

PhD defense


PhD defense of Florentine RIQUET

23rd October .9.30 am. Conference room
Title of the PhD thesis : “Micro-evolutionary processes in the marine invasive Crepidula fornicata”.

During his PhD, Florentine RIQUET was in the  Research Group  Diversity and Connectivity in Coastal Marine Landscapes >>>website


PhD defense


PhD defense of Alok ARUN

9th October 2012 - Conference room - 14 h
Title of the PhD thesis
: Genetic and molecular analysis of the regulation of the life cycle of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus

During his PhD, Alok Arun was in the research team Algal Genetics of the Station biologique de Roscoff >>>website

Press releases


A new type of symbiosis among marine planktonic microbes discovered

The paper by Anne W. Thompson, Rachel A. Foster, Andreas Krupke, Brandon J. Carter, Niculina Musat, Daniel Vaulot, Marcel MM Kuypers, & Jonathan P. Zehr published in Science on September 21, 2012 (download >>> pdf) describes a new type of symbiosis between a cyanobacterium that can fix nitrogen and a eukaryotic alga belonging to the prymnesiophytes, which cannot fix it.



Summer schools Taxonomy of marine flora / Taxonomy of marine fauna

This course is open to 3rd year undergraduate students, 1rst year master students and superior level from French or foreign universities,
All courses are given in english These courses are validated with 6 credit ECTS and are part of UPMC Science of Universe, environment and Ecology program
Registration for the Flora and/or Fauna course is handled after the application has been accepted by the head instructors.

To register please fill in and return your apllication form to  Cette adresse email est protégée contre les robots des spammeurs, vous devez activer Javascript pour la voir. before the 10th of April 2013
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