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Technopôle Helioparc

2 avenue Pierre Angot

64053 Pau Cedex 9



Opening hours : 8h30-12h00 / 13h30-17h00

Phone: 00 33 (0)5 40 17 50 00

E-mail (contact-iprem @


Head of research unit:

Director : Ryszard Lobinski (ryszard.lobinski @

Deputy director : Billon Laurent (laurent.billon @





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Cristiana Cravo LaureauAssociate Professor

    Université de Pau - bâtiment IBEAS - BP 1155 - 64013 Pau cedex FRANCE
  • microbial ecotoxicology, microbial ecology, experimental ecology, microbiology of anaerobes, hydrocarbon biodegradation, coastal sediments, anoxic polluted environments, oxic/anoxic oscillations, sulfate-reducing microorganisms, land-sea continuum, microbial bioindicators
  • cristiana.cravo-laureau @
  • Education
  • Research interests
  • Supervision
  • Projects
  • Publications




Research interests


  • Microbial ecology and ecotoxicology in coastal environments

  • Role of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycles and in pollutants degradation

  • Ecology and physiology of anaerobic hydrocarbonoclastic microorganisms (particularly sulfate-reducers)

  • Impact of environmental fluctuations on microbial community structure and function in coastal environments



  • Supervision of 3 post-doctoral researchers, 11 PhD students (3 in progress), 13 MSc students and of technician staff (3).



  • Project coordination (16) since 2006, coordination of different projects supported by Europe (FEDER), Région Aquitaine, local collectivities (CDAPP), INSU CNRS LEFE and EC2CO – Microbien, industrial collaboration; and co-coordination of projects supported by ANR (EMPB), PHC (Utique, Procope, Cogito) and E2S-UPPA.

  • Participation (18) in different ANR Projects (SEST, CESA, BLANC), CNRS, INSU, E2S-UPPA, ERANETMED, Marie-Curie, FEDER and industrial collaboration.


Projects in progress:

  • BIOMIC (2020-2023): “Microbial and trophic bioindicators of the ecological state of the ecosystem in the SUDOE coastal zone” (Interreg SUDOE – Europe – FEDER). Coordination

  • SAFE REUSE (2020-2021): “Performic acid for a safe reuse of wastewater” (E2S “Seed funding for Partnership Initiative” and KEMIRA). Co-coordination with Thierry Pigot and Robert Duran.

  • MeSMic (2019-2024): “Metals in Environmental Systems Microbiology: An integrated approach to unravel metal ion interactions with microbial ecosystems at the molecular, cellular and community levels” (ISite E2S/UPPA). Partner.

  • FUNGDEG (2019-2021): “Elucidating biomarkers and functions of bacterial-fungal interactions during the degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at changing environmental conditions” (PHC PROCOPE). Co-coordination.

  • AQUASALT (2018-2022): “Agriculture effects on inland saline water bodies and on lake/laguna hydrological complexes” (ERANETMED). Partner

  • TOTEM (2017-2020): “Microbiology of oil-contaminated ecosystems on a land-sea continuum” (INSU CNRS EC2CO – LEFE). Coordination.