Research engineer

I work in the BLUE REVOLUTION project. I am adapting imaging tools (environmental high content fluorescence microscopy (e-HCFM), flow imaging) to sedimentary marine infauna. The images are used for taxonomic identification assisted by deep learning. My main objective is to produce a standardized method for building open-access reference libraries/data repositories of benthic diversity together with fast and reliable tools for rapid and accurate impact assessments and biodiversity surveys.



Towards eco-friendly marine antifouling biocides–Nature inspired tetrasubstituted 2, 5-diketopiperazines. Grant TM., Renninson D., Cervin G., Pavia H., Hellio C., Foulon V., Brimble M.A., Cahill P., Svenson J. (2021) Science of The Total Environment, 152487

Using virtual AChE homology screening to identify small molecules with the ability to inhibit marine biofouling. Arabshahi HJ., Trobec, T., Foulon, V., Hellio, C., Frangež, R., Sepčić, K., Cahill, P., Svenson, J. (2021) Frontiers in Marine Science, 1894.

Antifouling activity of meroterpenes isolated from the ascidian Aplidium aff. Densum. Simon-Levert A. Hellio C., Lopez-Gentil S., Fauchon M., Foulon V., Bontemps N., Banaigs B. (2020) Marine biotechnology

In silico analysis of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) transcriptome over developmental stages reveals candidate genes for larval settlement. Foulon V., Boudry P., Artigaud S., Guérard F., Hellio C. (2019) International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20(1), 197

The dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum affects development of the oyster Crassostrea gigas, through parental or direct exposure. Castrec J., Hégaret H., Alunno-Bruscia M., Picard M., Soudant P., Petton B., Boulais M., Suquet M., Quéau I., Ratiskol D., Foulon V., Le Goïc N., Fabioux C. (2019)  Environmental Pollution 245, 827

Proteinaceous secretion of bioadhesive produced during crawling and settlement of Crassostrea gigas larvae. Foulon V., Artigaud S., Buscaglia M., Bernay B., Fabioux C., Petton B., Elies P., Boukerma K., Hellio C., Guérard F., Boudry P. (2018) Scientific Report 8, 15298

Colonization of polystyrene microparticles by Vibrio crassostreae: light and electron microscopic investigation. Foulon V., Le Roux F., Lambert C., Huvet A., Soudant P., Paul-Pont I. (2016) Environmental science & technology, 50(20), 10988-10996

Is the meiofauna is a good indicator for climate change and anthropogenic impact? Zeppilli D. et al. (2015) Marine Biodiversity (45)3