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Sandrine Charles
Professeur des universités - UCBL
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phone: +33 (0)4 72 43 29 00
UMR CNRS 5558 - LBBE
"Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive"
UCB Lyon 1  - Bât. Grégor Mendel
43 bd du 11 novembre 1918
69622 VILLEURBANNE cedex
Building: Mendel Mezzanine Office: 4

Here is some information concerning my research and teaching activities. Do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

  • Curriculum vitae

    Married, 2 children
    Date of birth : 12/09/1970
    - Junior fellow of IUF (2011-2016)
    - From 1997: Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) at Lyon 1 University
    - 2004: Accreditation to supervise research (HDR)
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    - 1996: PhD in Biometry at Lyon 1 University (under the supervision of Richard TOMASSONE)
    - 1994: MSc in Biometry at Lyon 1 University
    - 1993: Engineer from Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne

  • Research activities

    My research project lies within the scope of quantitative risk assessment in ecotoxicology through the development of methods and tools in order to identify potentially hazardous substances, define acceptable concentration thresholds, draw up indices of environmental quality and characterize causal links between toxicity and ecological impact. There are two possible directions to handle environmental protection: (i) prior risk assessment to better understand contaminant modes of action on individual life history traits and to extrapolate effects at the population and the community levels; (ii) posterior diagnosis of field quality and effects on autochthonous populations.

    Even though scientists did give the alert prior to the Copenhagen summit, since December 2009 environmental assessment is listed among national priorities in numerous countries. With the concern of human health and the long term functioning of ecosystems, quantitative risk assessment is crucial to measure the continuously increasing contamination by xenobiotics. However, quantitative risk assessment comes up today against theoretical and methodological barriers linked to changes in temporal, spatial and demographic observation scales. The link between the scale at which effects are observed and the levels at which the biological organization needs to be protected is the key question of upscaling. In order to address this question, my approach is interdisciplinary, integrative and associated with the development of predictive mathematical and statistical models.

    You will find below some examples of projects in which I have been involved.

    • +From individual to population: dynamic modelling and inference
    • +The aquatic worm {Branchiura sowerbyi}
    • +Multigenerational effects of uranium on {Daphnia magna}
    • +Microcosm studies: the added-value of modelling
    • +Dynamic modelling of an aquatic ecosystem
    • +Diagnostic approach: how to make the link with the environment
  • Teaching Activities

    Here follows a brief description of my teaching activities and the educational resources I developed.

    • +Mathematics for Life Sciences
    • +Modelling and Mathematical Biology
  • Other activities

    • +Collective interest Functions
    • +Leisure activities

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