Former collaborators

Marie-Caroline Tiffay

Mrs Marie-Caroline Tiffay

Former collaborator - PhD Student


2016- present

PhD thesis: Phytoplankton coexistence and biodiversity is promoted by small scale lake heterogeneity. Supervisor: Prof. Bastiaan Ibelings
F.-A. Forel Institute – University of Geneva, Switzerland


M.Sc in Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences Institute – University of Geneva, Switzerland

2010-2011 M.Sc in Biology, Geology, Agro-resources and Environment
University of Montpellier II, France
2006-2009 B.Sc in Biology
Joseph Fourier University – Grenoble, France
With a year abroad at the University of York- UK (Erasmus exchange)
2002-2005 Scientifc Baccalaureat, Specialization: Chemistry and Physics
International Secondary School of Ferney- Voltaire, France


2013-2015 Research Assistant (Fields of Limnology and Environmental Geology – Microbial Ecology),
F.-A. Forel Institute – University of Geneva, Switzerland

January 2011–
June 2011

Internship at the Regional Department of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, Montpellier

September 2009–
July 2010

Training course in Neurobiology and neuro-morphology (Experimental studies on Wnt proteins signalization)
University Medical Center of Geneva, Switzerland

October 2008-

Training course in Biochemistry and structural biology (Expression, purification and protein crystallization)
York Structural Biology Laboratory, University of York, UK


16.07.2015-16.08.2015 Participation to the Leman-Baikal project (EPFL)
Cruise on Lake Baikal for water sampling (phytoplankton and HPLC pigments analysis)
2015-2016 Lake Ladoga: Life under Ice project
Involved many field expeditions (cruises and work on ice) through the years to work on Lakes Onega and Ladoga, Petrozavodsk - Russia


5-10 July 2015 Poster presentation “Ecosystem responses to climate variations of the high alpine lake Cadagno over the last 100 years
9th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences
16-20 September 2013 Oral communication and poster presentation, « “Study of physical, chemical and biological parameters of lake Cadagno in response to climate change.”
32nd ADLaF meeting, Thonon-les-Bains, France


Computer Proficient user of R (multivariate statistics, spatial and temporal analyses), Pack Office 2010, Open Office 3.1, ArcGIS 9.3.1

French (Native), English (Fluent), German (Basic)


Former collaborators