Mohamed Jebbar

Université de Brest (UBO), France

Mohamed Jebbar has more than 15 years experience in bacterial physiology. Since 2007, he has redirected his research activity towards the adaptation of hyperthermophilic microorganisms from the deep-sea hydrothermal vents to high hydrostatic pressure. He serves as a Professor at the university of Brest since September 2007 and was previously assigned as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rennes 1 from September 1996 to August 2007. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rennes 1 in February 1994, he moved to Lille, where he obtained a nonpermanent position as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Lille 1 for one year to teach molecular biology and microbiology. He joined in September 1995 the laboratory of Professor E. Bremer at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg, Germany, for a postdoctoral position, and later, he obtained a permanent position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Rennes 1 in September 1996. He defended his Habilitation in June 2006, and thereafter, he has moved in September 2007 to the University of Brest (UBO) after his appointment as a Professor at UBO. He serves currently as a Deputy Director of the laboratory of microbiology of extreme environments (2010-2016), and he teaches biochemistry and microbiology in the five levels of the undergraduate and M.A. students. Currently, his research focuses on the characterization of the mechanisms (piezophily) developed by the deep-sea prokaryotes to cope with high hydrostatic pressure. He focuses on functional genomics (transcriptomics and proteomics) to understand the adaptation to high hydrostatic pressure at gene expression level.

Biography Updated on 4 December 2011

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