Thibaud Legros


Equipe DFME : Diversité et Fonctionnement : des Molécules aux Ecosystèmes (DFME)

Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Écologie Marine et Continentale (IMBE)
UMR IMBE | Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, IRD, Avignon Université

Campus Saint Charles
Aix Marseille Université
Equipe DFME IMBE - case 4
3, place Victor Hugo - CS 80249
13331 Marseille Cedex 03 - France


Thesis topic :
“The litter of Mediterranean forests as a source of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emission in a drier climate : what are the consequences for air quality on a regional scale ?”

Co-directors : Elena Ormeño & Catherine Fernandez

Key words : Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs), litter, soil, ecology, atmospheric chemistry, interactions soil-atmosphere, climate change, secondary pollutant precursors, Ozone.Brève biographie professionnelle et domaines de recherche


University career :

  • 2017 / 2019 : Master in Management of the Quality of Plant Production (GQPV),
  • 2015 / 2016 : Bachelor Degree Agroscience,
  • 2013 / 2015 : DUT (Diploma Advenced Technician) Biology option Agronomy,

Skills :

  • Laboratory : Extractions and analyses of metabolites : (GC-MS ; UPLC-QTOF-MS) / Transcriptomic analyses (RTqPCR) / Plant physiology : macroscopic and microscopic observations ; photosynthesis measurements (LICOR 6400 XT, Pocket PEA),
  • Field : Plant production in controlled conditions (phytotrons, greenhouses), semi-controlled conditions (tunnels),
  • Data processing : Software R, MSD ChemStation Data Analysis

Professional experiences :

  • 2020 : one-year fixed-term contract as an engineer in the IPS2 laboratories (CNRS, INRA, Université Paris-Saclay). My mission was to study the agronomic advantages of transformed Oriza sativa lines at the level of NAD/NADH metabolism,
  • 2019 : six-month Master 2 internship at the UMR IGEPP, entitled : « Study of the induction of cellular immunity in Solanum tuberosum via the application of different elicitors »,
  • 2017 : four-month Master 1 internship at the UMR Qualisud (Avignon). The objective was to increase the accumulation of sesquiterpene lactones in Inula montana leaves by applying abiotic stresses.