Roselyne Ferrari

Education in Titles

Graduation in Biochemistry (Paris Diderot University, France) 1981

Master Degree in Plant Physiology (Paris Diderot University, France) 1983

PhD thesis: Investigation of foliar lipid peroxidation in higher plants and evaluation of antioxidant capacities of sensitive or drought-resistant plants (Paris Diderot University, France) 1992

Temporary Teaching and Research Assistant Member (Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche, ATER) (Paris Diderot University, France) 1991

Current Position

Roselyne FERRARI is an Associate Professor in the Paris Diderot University. She teaches Microbiology in the Department of earth and planetary sciences and in the Sciences du Vivant department at the Bachelor and Master level. She develops her research in the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain (LIED)

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Roselyne FERRARI is an Associate Professor in the Paris Diderot University since 1994. She defended her PhD thesis entitled “Investigation of foliar lipid peroxidation in higher plants and evaluation of antioxidant capacities of sensitive or drought-resistant plants” in 1992 (Paris Diderot University, France) in the field of Tropical Plant Biology. She then got interested in microorganisms and studied a class of enzymes capable of detoxifying fatty acid hydroperoxides: “the alkylhydroperoxide reductases”. She then investigated the ability of Escherichia coli to detoxify emerging pollutants in aquatic environments and in particular man-made metal oxide nanoparticles. She participated for 10 years in the development of laboratory tests to assess the toxicity of zinc oxide and titanium nanoparticles in natural aquatic environments. She showed, through metabolomics and proteomics, that E. coli tries to overcome the stress caused by nanoparticles by increasing its oxidative and respiratory capacity.

More recently, she started to work again on polyunsaturated fatty acids and peroxidation phenomena, but this time on fungi. She is also interested in the ability of some microscopic coprophilous fungi to destroy lignocellulose. These ascomycete fungi are over-equipped with hydrolytic enzymes, such as oxidases or oxygenases.


Supervision of end-of-studies works and internships:

(2021) Inventory of knowledge needs and available resources of landscape architects on roots with regard to current research on the subject (Zoé Fréjacques) L3 STEP IPGP 3 months

(2021) Impact of methanization digestate spreading on soil health (Lisa Brière) M1 Plantes et Société, Universities of Tours and Poitiers


Main publications in peer-review journals

2021 Ferrari, R., Gautier, V. and Silar P., Lignin degradation by ascomycetes In Advances in Botanical Research « wood degradation and lignolytic fungi » Volume 99 Special Issue Elsevier chapter 3 : 77-115

Ferrari, R., Lacaze, I., Le Faouder, P., Bertrand-Michel, J., Moularat, S., Chan Ho Tong, L., Boucher, C., Kilani, J., Petit, Y., Vanparis, O., Trannoy, C., Brun, S., Lalucque, H., Malagnac, F., and Silar, P. . Oxylipin-derived volatile organic compounds are used by the fungus Podospora anserina to repel nematodes submitted to Environmental Microbiology (Oct 2017)

Ruprich-Robert G., Xie, N., Silar P., Herbert, E., Ferrari, R. Chapeland-Leclerc, F. Characterization of two ferroxidases and one ascorbate oxidase belonging to the multicopper oxidase family in the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina: a new role in fungal development submitted to Fungal Genetics and Biology (Sept 2017)

Fadlallah H., Jarrahi M., Herbert E., Ferrari, R., Méjean R., Perhossaini H., Evolution of growth and pigment content of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 subjected to hydrodynamic stress under review in Biotechnology and Bioengeenering (August 2017)

Fadlallah H., Jarrahi M., Herbert E., Ferrari, R., Méjean R., Perhossaini H. Effects of Shear Stress on the Growth Rate of Micro-Organisms in Agitated Reactors Proceedings of the ASME  Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting Washington, DC, USA (2016)

Planchon, M., Huber, G., Léger, T., Spalla O. & Ferrari R., Metabolomic and proteomic investigations of TiO2 Nanoparticles impacts on Escherichia coli Plos One 12 (6) 1-23 e0178437. (2016)

Gélabert, A. Sivry, Y., Gobbi P., Mansour N., Menguy N., Brayner R., Siron  V., Benedetti M. F. & Ferrari, R., Testing nano effect onto model bacteria: Impact of speciation and genotypes Nanotoxicology 1: 1-10 (2015)

Sivry, Y., Gelabert, A. Cordier, L., Ferrari, R., Lazar, H., Juillot, F., Menguy, N. and Benedetti, M.F. Behavior and fate of industrial zinc oxide nanoparticles in a carbonate-rich river water." In Chemosphere 95: 519-526 (2013)

Gélabert, A. Sivry, Y., Ferrari, R., Akrout, A., Cordier L., Nowak, S., Menguy, N., Benedetti, M., Uncoated and Coated ZnO Nanoparticles Life Cycle in Synthetic Seawater" Environ Toxicol Chem 33: 341-9 (2013)

Planchon M., Ferrari R., Guyot F., Gélabert A., Menguy F., Chanéac C. Thill A. Benedetti M.F. Spalla O., Interaction between Escherichia coli and TiO2 nanoparticles in natural and artificial water In Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 102: 158-1642013 (2013)

Brayner R, Ferrari-Iliou R, Brivois N, Fievet F. and Benedetti M.F. Toxicological impact studies based on Escherichia coli bacteria in ultrafine ZnO nanoparticles colloidal medium Nano-Letters 6 (4) : 866-870 (2006)

D’Arcy-Lameta A, Ferrari-Iliou R, Contour-Ansel D, Pham-Thi AT, Zuily-Fodil Y. Isolation and characterization of four ascorbate peroxidase cDNAs responsive to water deficit in cowpea leaves Ann.Bot 97, 133 -140 (2005)

Chaudiere J. and Ferrari-Iliou R., Intracellular antioxidants: from chemical to biochemical mechanisms. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 37 (9-10), 949-962 (1999)

D’Arcy-Lameta A., Ferrari-Iliou R., Pham Thi A.T., Lemoine Y., Zuily-Fodil Y., Involvement of photosynthetic pigments in total leaf lipid extract sensitivity to photoperoxidation. Plant Physiol. Biochem.34, 817-825 (1996)

Ferrari -Iliou R., D’Arcy-Lameta A., Pham Thi A.T., Zuily-Fodily. And Mazliak P., Effect of drought on photodynamic peroxydation of leaf total lipophilic extracts. Phytochemistry, 37, 1237-1243 (1994)

Monteiro De Paula F., Pham Thi A. T., Zuily-Fodil Y., Ferrari-Iliou R., Vieira Da Silva J., Mazliak P. Effects of water stress on the biosynthesis and degradation of polyunsaturated lipid molecular species in leaves of Vigna unguiculata L. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 31, 707-715 (1993)

Ferrari-Iliou R., D'Arcy-Lameta A., Iliou J.P., Pham Thi A.T., Monteiro De Paula F., Vieira Da Silva J., Mazliak P. In vitro photodynamic lipid peroxidation of total lipophilic ex­tracts from leaves of bean plants. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1166, 48-541993 (1993)

Ferrari-Iliou R., Pham Thi A.T., Vieira Da Silva J., Effect of water stress on the lipid and fatty acid composition of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) chloroplasts. Physiol. Plant. 62  219-224 (1984)


Research Projects:

Since May 2021, I participate, in the project of valorization of the methanization process. This interdisciplinary project funded by the Center for Earth Policy (CPT) is related to humanities and social sciences. It is carried within the LIED by the B2C team directed by Florence Chapeland-Leclerc with whom I collaborate actively. This collaboration follows my participation in the supervision of Lisa Brière's internship.  This project aims to better understand the impact of the use of residues from anaerobic digestion units on the health and biodiversity of soils, particularly following the spreading of digestate.

I also participate since April 2021 with Sylvain Brun (GEC team), in an interdisciplinary project led by a researcher from IPGP, Yann Sivry, in the framework of Sophie Coural's thesis. This project deals with the use of trees in cities as passive sensors of atmospheric micropollutants. In this context, I am revisiting the interaction of nanoparticles in air and living organisms and I bring my contribution to this work which is at its beginning.

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