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  • Gillard, J. and J.A. Contreras. 2020. Asparagine-based production of hydrogen peroxide triggers cell death in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Botany Letters.

  • Smith, S.R., J. Gillard, A.B. Kustka, J.P. McCrow, J.H. Badger, H. Zheng, A.M. New, C.L. Dupont, T. Obata, A.R. Fernie and A.E. Allen. 2016. Transcriptional Orchestration of the Global Cellular Response of a Model Pennate Diatom to Diel Light Cycling under Iron Limitation. PLOS Genetics 12(12): DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006490.

  • Bondoc, K.V., J. Heuschele, J. Gillard, W. Vyverman and G. Pohnert. 2016. Selective silicate-directed motility in diatoms. Nature Communications 7: 10540.

  • Moeys, S., J. Frenkel, C. Lembke, J. Gillard, V. Devos, K. Van den Berge, B. Bouillon, M.J. Huysman, S. De Decker, J. Scharf, A. Bones, T. Brembu, P. Winge, K. Sabbe, M. Vuylsteke, L. Clement, L. De Veylder, G. Pohnert and W. Vyverman. 2016. A sex-inducing pheromone triggers cell cycle arrest and mate attraction in the diatom Seminavis robusta. Scientific Reports 6: 19252.

  • Karas, B., R. Diner, S. Lefebvre, J. McQuaid, A. Phillips, C. Noddings, J. Brunson, R. Valas, T. Deerinck and J. Jablanovic. 2015. Designer diatom episomes delivered by bacterial conjugation. Nature Communications 6: 6925-6934.

  • Gillard, J., J. Frenkel, V. Devos, K. Sabbe, C. Paul, M. Rempt, D. Inzé, G. Pohnert, M. Vuylsteke and W. Vyverman. 2013. Metabolomics Enables the Structure Elucidation of a Diatom Sex Pheromone. Angewandte Chemie 52: 854.

  • Vanormelingen, P., B. Vanelslander, S. Sato, J. Gillard, R. Trobajo, K. Sabbe and W. Vyverman. 2013. Heterothallic sexual reproduction in the model diatom Cylindrotheca. European Journal of Phycology 48: 93-105.

  • Vanelslander, B., C. Paul, J. Grueneberg, E. Prince, J. Gillard, K. Sabbe, G. Pohnert and W. Vyverman. 2012. Daily bursts of biogenic cyanogen bromide (BrCN) control biofilm formation around a marine benthic diatom. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 2412-2417.

  • Vannerum, K., M. Huysman, R. De Rycke, M. Vuylsteke, F. Leliaert, J. Pollier, U. Lutz-Meindl, J. Gillard, L. De Veylder and A. Goossens. 2011. Transcriptional analysis of cell growth and morphogenesis in the unicellular green alga Micrasterias (Streptophyta), with emphasis on the role of expansin. BMC Plant Biology 11: 128-128.

  • Huysman, M., C. Martens, K. Vandepoele, J. Gillard, E. Rayko, M. Heijde, C. Bowler, D. Inze, Y. Van de Peer and L. De Veylder. 2010. Genome-wide analysis of the diatom cell cycle unveils a novel type of cyclins involved in environmental signaling. Genome Biology 11: R17-R17.

  • Gillard, J., V. Devos, M. Huysman, L. De Veylder, S. D'Hondt, C. Martens, P. Vanormelingen, K. Vannerum, K. Sabbe and V. Chepurnov. 2008. Physiological and Transcriptomic Evidence for a Close Coupling between Chloroplast Ontogeny and Cell Cycle Progression in the Pennate Diatom Seminavis robusta. Plant Physiology 148: 1394-1411.

  • Chepurnov, V., D. Mann, P. von Dassow, P. Vanormelingen, J. Gillard, D. Inze, K. Sabbe and W. Vyverman. 2008. In search of new tractable diatoms for experimental biology. BioEssays 30: 692-702.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – Ph.D., Ghent University (Biology & Molecular Genetics)

  • 2002 – MS, Ghent University (Biochemistry)

  • 1999 – BS, Hasselt University (Biology)

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  • Mini-grant from the Research Council of the University CSUB

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