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User:Gurvan Michel

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This is the user page of Gurvan Michel. I am a permanent researcher of the french national research center "CNRS" (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique), and I am working at the Marine Station "Station Biologique de Roscoff", France.

I studied biology at the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon and received my Engineer diploma in 1997. As PhD student I learnt crystallography with Otto Dideberg at the Structural Biology Institute (IBS) in Grenoble and obtained my doctorate in 2000. From 2001-2002 I was research associate in Miroslaw Cygler's group at the Biotechnology Research Institute in Montreal, Canada. I then joined the group of Bernard Kloareg at the Station Biologique de Roscoff, as a permanent researcher of the CNRS. With Mirjam Czjzek I participated in the development of a crystallography group in Roscoff. I am now member of the group "marine glycobiology" where my research strategy is to combine genomics approaches with structural methods to investigate the function of novel polysaccharidases from marine bacteria and algae. In collaboration with Rudolph Amann's group (MPI Bremen, Germany) and the Genoscope (Evry, France), I have coordinated together with Tristan Barbeyron the genome project of the Flavobacterium Zobellia galactanivorans, a key marine polysaccharide degrader. I also analysed the carbohydrate metabolism in the genome of the model brown alga, Ectocarpus siliculosus.