Charles Vidoudez is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the Girguis Lab. He is focusing on understanding the relations between marine microorganisms and their environment. Currently his interest lies with deep-sea microbes. His research has two sides: first he is examining the metabolic response of microbes to deep sea conditions (pressure, anaerobic environment) using metabolomics. Secondly, he develops and deploy in situ mass spectrometers that allow real time quantification of dissolved gases at vent site, in order to observe the relation between microbes (free living and symbiotic) and the energy rich hydro thermal fluids. His works combined -omics methods, with engineering and instrument devolpment.
Charles Vidoudez graduated in 2005 from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, with a master in plant biotechnology, and completed his PhD in chemical ecology at eh Friedrich Schiller University, in Jena, Germany, in 2010.
"I enjoy mixing technology, engineering and marine biology. This is why sailing aboard the Nautilus is always a great pleasure."