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Benoît Serive



Professional Status

Available soon

About Me

Laureate of the vocation award 2006
(Bleustein Blanchet Fundation)

Laureate 2013 - Marie Curie Outgoing Fellowship
OCEANCHArCoT programm

Member of the French Speaking Network of Metabolomics and Fluxomics

Member of the French Speaking Society of Pharmacognosy

Member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy

Member of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Reviewer for scientific peer-reviewed journals :
Marine Drugs, Algal Research

Invited Speaker at the 5th World Congress on Biotechnology (Valencia, Spain, June 2014)

In brief :

Voluntary, passionate and sensitive to human values​​, I want to use my skills to the search for molecules with high added value from marine biodiversity.

Last supervisors :

Dr. Stéphane BACH
(CNRS, Roscoff, France)

Prof. Ronald J. QUINN
(Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Brisbane, Australia)

Mentor :

Emeritus Prof. Jean-Michel KORNPROBST
(University of Nantes, France)


PhD student

IFREMER-Laboratory of Physiology and Biotechnology of Algae
March 2009 to December 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Research and production of metabolites of interest in photodynamic therapy from photosynthetic micro-organisms
    (Work under confidentiality clauses)
  • Microalgae and cyanobacteria cultures
  • Development of a biotest to assess a specific activity potentially interesting for high throughput screening
  • Comparison of cell grinding methods by design of experiments methodology
  • Optimization of the extraction of specific molecules of interest
  • Development of a dereplication method for target molecules using hyphenated HPLC-UV DAD
  • Purification by high performance liquid chromatography
  • Image analysis
  • Flow cytometry
Detailed Description
  • Valorization of molecules by patent pending
  • Valorization in Bioresource Technology 124 : 311-320 (Serive et al, 2012)
  • Pigment analysis of Isochrysis afinis galbana strains for the team Algae & Genome from Laboratory PBA (IFREMER)
  • Pigment comparisons of dinoflagellate strains for the phycotoxins laboratory (IFREMER)
  • Glaucophyta strain pigment study
  • Pigment composition of 45 strains of photosynthetic micro-organisms
Company Description

Laboratory devoted mainly to biotechnological applications of microalgae and the study of their metabolism

Company website