Alexandre Poulain
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Alexandre Poulain


Alexandre Poulain received his PhD in Biology from Université de Montréal (Canada), his MSc in aquatic toxicology and biogeochemistry from the INRS-Eau, Terre et Environnement from Quebec City (Canada) and his BSc in Environmental Sciences from Université d’Angers (France). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) where he learned about geobiology. His research investigates with how microbes control the mobility and toxicity of toxic metal(old)s in temperate and arctic environments.

Aquatic & Marine Chemistry Biogeochemistry Biological Oceanography Biosphere Interactions Climate Change Biology Ecotoxicology Environmental Contamination & Remediation Environmental Sciences Freshwater Biology Microbiology

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Associate Professor

University of Ottawa
The overarching goals of our research are to determine how microbes interact with contaminants at the cellular level and to evaluate the consequences of these interactions at the ecosystem level. We are interested in how microbes sense and transform metals, particularly for detoxification, as well as how this information can be applied to the development of novel analytical and bioremediation tools.


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