Young researchers

Young researchers

Morgane Ourry


In the Excalibur project, my work, as a postdoctoral researcher, focuses on the interactions between strawberry plants, insects and entomopathogenic fungi. I implemented two strawberry field trials where 3 fungal inocula were applied in order to improve plant health and to protect the plants against diseases and insect pests (WP3). I am also contributing to molecular developments, by developing isolate-specific primers to detect and quantify the fungal inoculum strain in the soil and in plant tissues (WP5).

During my PhD, I have studied the tripartite interactions between the winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus), the cabbage root fly (Delia radicum) and their associated microbiota in greenhouse and climatic room experiments in order to unravel the influence of the rhizospheric microbiota on plant-insect interactions and vice versa, and to describe insect bacterial communities.

Peer-reviewed publications

  • 4 publications as first author (2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • 2 publications as co-author (2019, 2022). Another manuscript is currently under reviewed.
  • Reviewer for:
    • BioControl, Frontiers in Agronomy, Frontiers in Microbiology, MicrobiologyOpen, Phytobiomes, Royal Society Open Science
    • 2 manuscripts in 2022; 5 in 2021; 2 in 2020






Morgane Ourry