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Thierry Tonon


Ph.D. in Biological and Medical Science, Faculty of Enology, University of Bordeaux II, 2000

Current position

Research Fellow, CNAP, University of York, UK (leave of absence from UPMC) (2015-present)
Lecturer, Sorbonne Universités (UPMC, Univ. Paris 06), France (2004-pending)

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Groisillier, A., Labourel, A., Michel, G. and Tonon, T. (2015). The mannitol utilization system of the marine bacterium Zobellia galactanivorans. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(5): 1799-1812.
  2. Torode, T. A., Marcus, S. E., Jam, M., Tonon, T., Blackburn, R. S., Herve, C. and Knox, J. P. (2015). Monoclonal antibodies directed to fucoidan preparations from brown algae. PLoS One 10(2): e0118366.
  3. Tonon, T. and Eveillard, D. (2015). Marine systems biology. Front Genet 6: 181.
  4. Dittami, S. M., Duboscq-Bidot, L., Perennou, M., Gobet, A., Corre, E., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2015). Host-microbe interactions as a driver of acclimation to salinity gradients in brown algal cultures. ISME J.
  5. Bonin, P., Groisillier, A., Raimbault, A., Guibert, A., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2015). Molecular and biochemical characterization of mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase from the model brown alga Ectocarpus sp. Phytochemistry 117: 509-520.
  6. Groisillier, A., Shao, Z., Michel, G., Goulitquer, S., Bonin, P., Krahulec, S., Nidetzky, B., Duan, D., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2014). Mannitol metabolism in brown algae involves a new phosphatase family. J Exp Bot 65(2): 559-570.
  7. Dittami, S. M., Eveillard, D. and Tonon, T. (2014). A metabolic approach to study algal-bacterial interactions in changing environments. Mol Ecol 23(7): 1656-1660.
  8. Ritter, A., Dittami, S. M., Goulitquer, S., Correa, J. A., Boyen, C., Potin, P. and Tonon, T. (2014). Transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of copper stress acclimation in Ectocarpus siliculosus highlights signaling and tolerance mechanisms in brown algae. BMC Plant Biol 14: 116.
  9. Deniaud-Bouet, E., Kervarec, N., Michel, G., Tonon, T., Kloareg, B. and Herve, C. (2014). Chemical and enzymatic fractionation of cell walls from Fucales: insights into the structure of the extracellular matrix of brown algae. Ann Bot 114(6): 1203-1216.
  10. Dittami, S. M., Barbeyron, T., Boyen, C., Cambefort, J., Collet, G., Delage, L., Gobet, A., Groisillier, A., Leblanc, C., Michel, G., Scornet, D., Siegel, A., Tapia, J. E. and Tonon, T. (2014). Genome and metabolic network of "Candidatus Phaeomarinobacter ectocarpi" Ec32, a new candidate genus of Alphaproteobacteria frequently associated with brown algae. Front Genet 5: 241.
  11. Prigent, S., Collet, G., Dittami, S. M., Delage, L., Ethis de Corny, F., Dameron, O., Eveillard, D., Thiele, S., Cambefort, J., Boyen, C., Siegel, A. and Tonon, T. (2014). The genome-scale metabolic network of Ectocarpus siliculosus (EctoGEM): a resource to study brown algal physiology and beyond. Plant J 80(2): 367-381.
  12. Dittami, S. M. and Tonon, T. Gene Mining for Environmental Studies and Applications: Examples from Marine Organisms. Outstanding Marine Molecules: Chemistry, Biology, Analysis: 435-456.
  13. Collen, J., Cornish, M. L., Craigie, J., Ficko-Blean, E., Herve, C., Krueger-Hadfield, S. A., Leblanc, C., Gurvan, M., Potin, P. and Tonon, T. (2014). Chondrus crispus-a present and historical model organism for red seaweeds. Advances in Botanical Research 71: 53-90.
  14. Coste, F., Garet, G., Groisillier, A., Nicolas, J. and Tonon, T. (2014). Automated enzyme classification by formal concept analysis. Formal Concept Analysis, Springer: 235-250.
  15. Collen, J., Porcel, B., Carre, W., Ball, S. G., Chaparro, C., Tonon, T., Barbeyron, T., Michel, G., Noel, B., Valentin, K., Elias, M., Artiguenave, F., Arun, A., Aury, J. M., Barbosa-Neto, J. F., Bothwell, J. H., Bouget, F. Y., Brillet, L., Cabello-Hurtado, F., Capella-Gutierrez, S., Charrier, B., Cladiere, L., Cock, J. M., Coelho, S. M., Colleoni, C., Czjzek, M., Da Silva, C., Delage, L., Denoeud, F., Deschamps, P., Dittami, S. M., Gabaldon, T., Gachon, C. M., Groisillier, A., Herve, C., Jabbari, K., Katinka, M., Kloareg, B., Kowalczyk, N., Labadie, K., Leblanc, C., Lopez, P. J., McLachlan, D. H., Meslet-Cladiere, L., Moustafa, A., Nehr, Z., Nyvall Collen, P., Panaud, O., Partensky, F., Poulain, J., Rensing, S. A., Rousvoal, S., Samson, G., Symeonidi, A., Weissenbach, J., Zambounis, A., Wincker, P. and Boyen, C. (2013). Genome structure and metabolic features in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus shed light on evolution of the Archaeplastida. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(13): 5247-5252.
  16. Goulitquer, S., Potin, P. and Tonon, T. (2012). Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to elucidate functions in marine organisms and ecosystems. Mar Drugs 10(4): 849-880.
  17. Dittami, S. M., Gravot, A., Goulitquer, S., Rousvoal, S., Peters, A. F., Bouchereau, A., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2012). Towards deciphering dynamic changes and evolutionary mechanisms involved in the adaptation to low salinities in Ectocarpus (brown algae). Plant J 71(3): 366-377.
  18. Thomas, F., Barbeyron, T., Tonon, T., Genicot, S., Czjzek, M. and Michel, G. (2012). Characterization of the first alginolytic operons in a marine bacterium: from their emergence in marine Flavobacteriia to their independent transfers to marine Proteobacteria and human gut Bacteroides. Environ Microbiol 14(9): 2379-2394.
  19. Dittami, S. M. and Tonon, T. (2012). Genomes of extremophile crucifers: new platforms for comparative genomics and beyond. Genome Biol 13(8): 166.
  20. Cock, J. M., Sterck, L., Ahmed, S., Allen, A. E., Amoutzias, G., Anthouard, V., Artiguenave, F., Arun, A., Aury, J. and Badger, J. (2012). The Ectocarpus genome and brown algal genomics. Advances in Botanical Research 64: 141-184.
  21. Rousvoal, S., Groisillier, A., Dittami, S. M., Michel, G., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2011). Mannitol-1-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in Ectocarpus siliculosus, a key role for mannitol synthesis in brown algae. Planta 233(2): 261-273.
  22. Dittami, S. M., Gravot, A., Renault, D., Goulitquer, S., Eggert, A., Bouchereau, A., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2011). Integrative analysis of metabolite and transcript abundance during the short-term response to saline and oxidative stress in the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. Plant Cell Environ 34(4): 629-642.
  23. Dittami, S. M., Proux, C., Rousvoal, S., Peters, A. F., Cock, J. M., Coppee, J. Y., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2011). Microarray estimation of genomic inter-strain variability in the genus Ectocarpus (Phaeophyceae). BMC Mol Biol 12: 2.
  24. Santigosa, E., Geay, F., Tonon, T., Le Delliou, H., Kuhl, H., Reinhardt, R., Corcos, L., Cahu, C., Zambonino-Infante, J. L. and Mazurais, D. (2011). Cloning, tissue expression analysis, and functional characterization of two Delta6-desaturase variants of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Mar Biotechnol (NY) 13(1): 22-31.
  25. Dittami, S. M., Aas, H. T., Paulsen, B. S., Boyen, C., Edvardsen, B. and Tonon, T. (2011). Mannitol in six autotrophic stramenopiles and Micromonas. Plant Signal Behav 6(8): 1237-1239.
  26. Tonon, T., Eveillard, D., Prigent, S., Bourdon, J., Potin, P., Boyen, C. and Siegel, A. (2011). Toward systems biology in brown algae to explore acclimation and adaptation to the shore environment. OMICS 15(12): 883-892.
  27. Ritter, A., Ubertini, M., Romac, S., Gaillard, F., Delage, L., Mann, A., Cock, J. M., Tonon, T., Correa, J. A. and Potin, P. (2010). Copper stress proteomics highlights local adaptation of two strains of the model brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. Proteomics 10(11): 2074-2088.
  28. Cock, J. M., Sterck, L., Rouze, P., Scornet, D., Allen, A. E., Amoutzias, G., Anthouard, V., Artiguenave, F., Aury, J. M., Badger, J. H., Beszteri, B., Billiau, K., Bonnet, E., Bothwell, J. H., Bowler, C., Boyen, C., Brownlee, C., Carrano, C. J., Charrier, B., Cho, G. Y., Coelho, S. M., Collen, J., Corre, E., Da Silva, C., Delage, L., Delaroque, N., Dittami, S. M., Doulbeau, S., Elias, M., Farnham, G., Gachon, C. M., Gschloessl, B., Heesch, S., Jabbari, K., Jubin, C., Kawai, H., Kimura, K., Kloareg, B., Kupper, F. C., Lang, D., Le Bail, A., Leblanc, C., Lerouge, P., Lohr, M., Lopez, P. J., Martens, C., Maumus, F., Michel, G., Miranda-Saavedra, D., Morales, J., Moreau, H., Motomura, T., Nagasato, C., Napoli, C. A., Nelson, D. R., Nyvall-Collen, P., Peters, A. F., Pommier, C., Potin, P., Poulain, J., Quesneville, H., Read, B., Rensing, S. A., Ritter, A., Rousvoal, S., Samanta, M., Samson, G., Schroeder, D. C., Segurens, B., Strittmatter, M., Tonon, T., Tregear, J. W., Valentin, K., von Dassow, P., Yamagishi, T., Van de Peer, Y. and Wincker, P. (2010). The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae. Nature 465(7298): 617-621.
  29. Michel, G., Tonon, T., Scornet, D., Cock, J. M. and Kloareg, B. (2010). Central and storage carbon metabolism of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus: insights into the origin and evolution of storage carbohydrates in Eukaryotes. New Phytol 188(1): 67-81.
  30. Michel, G., Tonon, T., Scornet, D., Cock, J. M. and Kloareg, B. (2010). The cell wall polysaccharide metabolism of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. Insights into the evolution of extracellular matrix polysaccharides in Eukaryotes. New Phytologist 188(1): 82-97.
  31. Gravot, A., Dittami, S. M., Rousvoal, S., Lugan, R., Eggert, A., Collen, J., Boyen, C., Bouchereau, A. and Tonon, T. (2010). Diurnal oscillations of metabolite abundances and gene analysis provide new insights into central metabolic processes of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. New Phytol 188(1): 98-110.
  32. Dittami, S. M., Michel, G., Collen, J., Boyen, C. and Tonon, T. (2010). Chlorophyll-binding proteins revisited--a multigenic family of light-harvesting and stress proteins from a brown algal perspective. BMC Evol Biol 10: 365.
Protocols by Thierry Tonon
  1. Determination of Fructokinase Activity from Zobellia galactanivorans
  2. Determination of Mannitol-2-dehydrogenase Activity
  3. Determination of Recombinant Mannitol-1-phosphatase Activity from Ectocarpus sp.