On this website

Home > Directory > Charlat Sylvain

Sylvain Charlat
Chargé de recherche - CNRS
phone: +33 (0)4 72 44 81 01
"Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive"
UCB Lyon 1  - Bât. Grégor Mendel
43 bd du 11 novembre 1918
69622 VILLEURBANNE cedex
Building: Mendel 1er étage Office: 122

My research generally deals with symbiosis and evolution, and is more specifically focused on the dynamics of symbiotic associations: which associations are stable, which are unstable, and why?

To address these questions, we use the SymbioCode system: a sample of 10,000 arthropod specimens, spanning over 1000 species from Tahiti and surrounding islands.

Using this sample which includes a large part of the natural biodiversity from these islands, we are in position to investigate the symbiont acquisition / loss dynamics at a global community scale. To this end, we use molecular data characterising the different symbiotic partners: host nuclear genome, transposable elements, mitochondria, intracellular symbionts, …, through the following projects:

  • +Wolbachia evolutionary dynamics
  • +Horizontal transfer of transposable elements
  • +Wolbachia and mitochondrial introgression
  • +Exhaustive characterisation of the arthropod symbiome
  • +Side projects