Researcher Profile

Dr. Stéphane Compant

Dr. Compant

Function

Scientist

Center

Health & Environment

Business Unit

Bioresources

E-Mail

Stephane.Compant(at)ait.ac.at

Phone

+43 50550 3663

Address

UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln

Career

Area: Resource Exploitation and Management

Field: Exploitation of Biological Resources

Main Research: Microbial Ecology-Endophytes-Biocontrol of plant diseases

Experience:

 

I am Project leader-Scientist on beneficial plant-microbe interactions at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH and Associate Professor of Microbiology at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse in France (INPT; sabbathical years out of France to join AIT). I received my PhD degree from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France, was postdoc fellow in AIT before to go to Toulouse and to come back in Austria. I am one of the leading research experts on microbial ecology of endophytic bacteria interacting with plants, as well as on beneficial plant-microbe interactions in general, and biocontrol of plant diseases using various biocontrol agents from different sources. I am member management committee France as well as STSM member in European cost action FA1103. I also represent Austria in European cost action FA1303, and serve on various review committees as well as be in the editorial board of some scientific journals.

  • 2012-: Project Leader
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2009-2012: Associate Professor
    National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse / France
  • 2008-2009: Post doc fellow
    Austrian Research Centers / Seibersdorf, Austria
  • 2007-2007: Visiting Scientist
    Austrian Research Centers / Seibersdorf, Austria
  • 2005-2007: Temporary Assistant Professor
    Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne / Reims, France
  • 2003-2007: PhD Student
    Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne / Reims, France
  • 2001-2001: Master
    Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne/UTC Compiegne / Reims, France
  • 2013-2013: Invited Scientist
    National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse / Toulouse, France
  • 2005-2005: Temporary Lecturer
    Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne / Reims, France
  • 2013-2017: Cost Action FA1303 (grapevine trunk disease) MC Austria + co-WG leader WG Microbial Ecology
  • 2011-2015: Cost Action FA1103 (endophytes) MC France + member Commitee STSM
  • 2010-2011: Member French Society of Phytopathology
  • 2009-2012: Member AGRIMIP Innovation
  • 2014: Member IS-MPMI
  • 2014: Member IOBC
  • 2006: Member IOBC
  • 2015: Lead Guest editor Plant and Soil Special Issue "Soil, Plants and endophytes"
  • 2015: Occasional Guest editor Plant and Soil
  • 2012-Present: Review editor Technical advances in Plant Science (Frontiers in Plant Science)
  • 2011: Principal convenor Symposium "Biocontrol of grapevine diseases" Toulouse, France
  • 2014: Principal convenor Workshop "Biocontrol of grapevine diseases" Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2015: Co-convenor Symposium "MiCROPe" Vienna, Austria
  • 2011-2012: Member committee grade improvement INP Toulouse
  • 2011-2012: Vice-President ‘Vivier’ Associate-Professor INP-ENSAT
  • 2010-2012: Member Committee of National Diploma of Oenology (DNO)
  • 2009-2012: Responsible UC « viticulture and quality of wines » DNO Toulouse
  • 2009-2012: Member ‘vivier’ Associate Professors section 68 (INP-ENSAT)
  • 2012-Present: Review editor Technical advances in Plant Science (Frontiers in Plant Science)
  • 2014: Member of the scientific committee of the IOBC XIII Meeting of the Working Group Biological control of fungal and bacterial plant pathogens, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2012: Member of the scientific committee of the BIODESERT International Conference "Microbial Resource Management for Agriculture in Arid Lands". Tunisia + Chairman plant-microbe interaction session.
  • 2012: Chairman WG1 Ecology of endophytes COST FA1103 – Symposium Endophytes: from discovery to application, San Michele all'Adige, Italy
  • 2014: Co-chair of round table “Microflora and beneficial microorganisms associated with grapevine trunk diseases”. Meeting WG1 & 2 of Cost action FA1303, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015: Co-chair microbial ecology session Cost Action FA 1303 Workshop - "Grapevine trunk diseases: current state and future prospects" Cognac, France
  • 2014: Co-chair of round table “Microflora and beneficial microorganisms associated with grapevine trunk diseases”. Meeting WG1 & 2 of Cost action FA1303, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2005: 1st award "Jeunes chercheurs de la Société de Biologie de Reims", France. 2005.
  • 2014: IBC Top scientists. Cambridge 2014

Publications

  • “Microscopic methods to track microbes inside plants” Cost Action FA1303 (2015)
    University of Bordeaux, France
  • “Climate change and plant-microbe interactions“ COTE (Cluster of excellence - COntinental To coastal Ecosystems: evolution, adaptability and governance) Summer School “Global ecology for global change” (2013)
    University of Bordeaux, France
  • Other lectures have been done from 2009-2012 and 2005-2007 (2005)
    Reims Champagne Ardenne and Toulouse, France

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