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Agnes Dettai
Research Scientist
Systematics and Evolution
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
+33 140793750
  • Marine
Phylogeny, Teleostei, Ascidiacea, Taxonomy, Molecular, Barcode
  • Antarctic
  • Non-Polar

I obtained a (french style, 3.5 years long) PhD thesis in 2004 on the large scale molecular phylogenetics of Acanthomorpa (teleost fish), including some work on the relationships of the Antarctic notothenioids with G. Lecointre.  I then made a post-doc at Würzburg University with J.-N. Volff on retroposons and their use in phylogenetics.  I have been a research scientist at the Museum of Natural History in Paris since 2005 in G. Lecointre's team, and tenured since 2006 (again, french system). I have continued working on large scale molecular phylogenetics, but also on molecular taxonomy (Barcode of Life with additional molecular markers) for both teleosts (antarctic and others) and antarctic ascidians.   I am treasurer of the Comité National Français des Recherches Arctiques et Antarctiques (CNFRA) :   I am also in contact with the new french APECs

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Email Exchange
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • Other
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