I completed my PhD (July 2009) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA. I studied biodiversity and long-distance connectivity in corals. I did a 2 years postdoc at the University of Rennes (France), looking at the response of microbial communities to controlled changes. I did a 2 years Post-Doc at the LANE where I studied the Evo-Devo of syndactyly in marsupials. I am now head of the Evolutionary Marine Ecology at the ‘Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer’ (University of Brest, France).