Télesphore Sime-Ngando was born in 1962 in Cameroon. He has completed his Ph.D. degree at the University Blaise Pascal (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand II, France in 1991. His research topic was on the community ecology of ciliates and the microbial loop in lakes. Sime-Ngando pursued his career as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Oceanographic Center, Rimouski (1991-1992) and as a Research Assistant at the GEOTOP Laboratory, Montreal (1993-1994), Canada, working on the same topic but in oceanic ecosystems including annual sea ice of the Arctic Ocean. In 1994, Sime-Ngando was recruited as an Associate Scientist (CR) in the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and started working on aquatic viruses. In 2005, he was promoted as a senior scientist (director of research) and initiated research on the molecular diversity and functional roles of heterotrophic flagellates in lakes unveiling the incidence of zoosporic fungi (Chytrids) with neglected trophic modes (parasitism, saprotrophy, and symbiosis) within the community of heterotrophic microbial eukaryotes. Dr. Sime-Ngando serves as the Manager of the research team Viruses and Microbial Metabolisms and currently heads the Laboratory Microorganisms: Genome and Environment, UMR CNRS-UBP 6023. He has about 90 publications to his credit in peer-reviewed scientific journals and acts as key reviewer for major journals in the field of aquatic microbial ecology.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2012