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1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Canada
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 4880

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VIrginie Galindo

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Virginie
Galindo
PhD Student

Phone : 418-656-2131 #6274
Fax : 418-656-2339

Education:
Ph D. Oceanography (2009 - Present)
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Thesis topic: The fate of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) produced by ice algae and phytoplankton in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in spring

ULaval (Canada) - CNRS (France)
Thesis topic: production of DMS in the ice and surface waters of the Canadian Arctic

M. Sc. Oceanography and Marine Envronmental Systems (2008 - 2009)
Université de Paris 6 (France)

M. Sc. Oceanography - Marine envronmental systems and ecology (2007 - 2008)
CREPUQ option, Université de Québec à Rimouski

B. Sc. Biological Science - Ecology and ecotoxicology (2004-2007)
Université de Bordeaux 1 (France)

Scientific Baccalaureate (2001-2004)
Lycée Emile Duclaux, Aurillac, France

 

Research interests:
Phytoplankton ecology
Cryosphere and gas
Ice algae and light
Biogeochemistry

Experience:

January-May 2013 Teaching Assistant – Supervisor of exams

September-December 2012 Teaching Assistant – Course Limnology, Warwick Vincent, U. Laval

May-June 2012 Co-manager on an ice camp in the Resolute Passage (Nunavut)

July 2010            Research – Gas Chromatography, U. Laval, Québec, Canada

  • Troubleshooting

August 2009       Research – Marine Research Centre, Arcachon, France

  • 1 month assistant of laboratory (Term Contract)
  • Preparation of materials for ARCADINO and SOGIR missions
  • Collections of biological and chemical samples in the water column during 2 missions (2 weeks)
  • Analysis of Chlorophyll a, NH4 and nutrients samples

January 2009      Research – Institut Quebec-Ocean, University of Laval at Québec, Canada

  • 5 months placement
  • Project working on the variability spatio-temporal of mesozooplankton in the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean)
  • Identification taxonomic of mesozooplankton
  • Use of CHN analyser
  • Assistant to researcher Louis Fortier and PhD Alexandre Forest
  • Statistical analyses

Summer 2008      Research – Marine Research Centre, Arcachon, France

  • Summer (3 ½ months) placement
  • Method development of copepod coloration
  • Various marine experiments in the Arcachon Estuary, Gulf of Gascogne and around Arcachon
  • Collection and chemical analysis of ocean water samples
  • Laboratory analysis assistant to ocean project ARCADINO – university researcher, Benoit Sautour
  • Aquarium assistant

January 2008      Research – Institute of Marine Science (ISMER), University of  Québec at Rimouski, Canada

  • 4 months placement
  • Project working on the role of denitrifying bacterial communities in the production of  Nitrogen Oxide of  the Nordic coast
  • Use of polymerase chain reaction chemistry
  • Use of Fluorescent Microscopy
  • Assistant to ISMER researcher, Karine Lemarchand

Fall 2007            Research – Oceanographic Research Cruise, Coriolis II, Canada

  • 3 months placement
  • Benthic sampling
  • Core sampling
  • Water sampling
  • Physical Data collection using CTD sensoring and ADCP technology
  • Analysis and Identification of plankton and benthic organisms

Summer 2007     Work – Volcano Museum, Aurillac, France

  • 2 months
  • Receptionist and Demonstrator

Summer 2007    Research - Marine Research Centre, Arcachon, France

  • Biological placement (two weeks)
  • Data collection and estuary basin surveying
  • Benthic and planktonic sampling
  • Microscopic identification

Summer 2006    Research, Guingamp, France

  • Biological placement
  • Project examining the in vitro fertilisation of sea urchins
  • Project observing parasites of cockle shells

Oceanographic missions:

May and June 2012       Co-Manager on an ice camp in the Resolute Passage (Nunavut)

May and June 2011       Ice camp in Resolute Passage (Nunavut)

Ice camp in Allen Bay (Nunavut): life on the ice camp. Sampling of biological and chemical variables in the water column with Niskin bottles and in the ice with manual ice corers. Realization of experiments during 24h to show the impact of a sudden increase of light on the DMSP production by ice algae and phytoplankton present in the water mass under the ice.

May and June 2010       Ice camp at the edge of Resolute Passage (Nunavut): participation at the installation and uninstallation of camp. Realization of Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) profiles. Sampling of biological and chemical variables in the water column with Niskin bottles and in the ice with manual ice corers. Realization of short incubations under the ice. Analysis of Chlorophyll a and CDOM/CPOM (Color Dissolved/Particular Organic Matter).

8 February 2010              Ice camp in the fjord of Saguenay (Québec, 1 week): realization of ice cores, acquisition of PAR data at the surface and under the ice. Utilization of the software Seabird for the CTD data.

July 2008                            Mission on the icebreaker Amundsen (CGSS): Sampling of zooplankton and larvae of Arctic cod using a Monster and a VTOW net. Counting of larvae and zooplankton.

Summer 2008                  Mission SOGIR (Estuary of Gironde, 1 week) ; 2 missions ARCADINO (Gascogne Gulf, 1 week/mission) and monitoring SOARC (Bassin of Arcachon, 1 day/2 weeks) : sampling of the water column for the chemical and biological variables, CTD profiles, filtrations, and analysis in laboratory (Chl a, NH4, nutrients).

September 2007             Mission on the Coriolis II (3 days): utilization of a benne Van Veen, plankton net, box core, rosette, CTD sensor and ADCP.

Publications:

Forest, A., Galindo, V., Darnis, G., Pineault, S., Lalande, C., Tremblay, J.-É., Fortier, L., (2011) Carbon biomass, elemental ratios (C:N) and stable isotopic composition (?13C, ?15N) of dominant calanoid copepods during the winter-to-summer transition in the Amundsen Gulf (Arctic Ocean). Journal of Plankton Research. 33(1):161-178. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq103.

Poster communications
Virginie Galindo, Margaux Gourdal, Maurice Levasseur, Michael Scarratt, Ron Kiene, C.J. Mundy, Michel Gosselin, Sonia Michaud, Martine Lizotte, 2012. DMSP bacterial metabolism in the brines and at the ice-water interface during the spring melt period in Arctic. 10th Forum Québec-Océan, Montréal.
Virginie Galindo, Maurice Levasseur, Michael Scarratt, Christopher J. Mundy, Michel Gosselin, Jacqueline Stefels, Martine Lizotte, Tim Papakyriakou, Sonia Michaud, 2012. Contribution of ice algae to the marine pool of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in the Arctic (edited 2012). International Polar Year (IPY) conference, Montréal (Canada).
Virginie Galindo, Maurice Levasseur, Michael Scarratt, Christopher J. Mundy, Michel Gosselin, Jacqueline Stefels, Martine Lizotte, Tim Papakyriakou, Sonia Michaud, 2011. Contribution of ice algae to the marine pool of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in the Arctic. Colloque Québec-Océan, Quebec, Canada.
Virginie Galindo, Maurice Levasseur, Michael Scarratt, Christopher J. Mundy, Michel Gosselin, Tim Papakyriakou, Yves Gratton, Martine Lizotte, Gauthier Carnat, Sonia Michaud, 2010. Influence of a rapid shift in UV and PAR radiation on the production of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) by ice algae and phytoplankton during the spring ice melt period in the Arctic. 6th Annual ArcticNet Scientific Meeting, Ottawa (ON).

Oral presentations
Virginie Galindo et al., 2012. DMSP bacterial metabolism at the ice-water interface during the spring melt period in Arctic. 8th Annual ArcticNet Scientific Meeting, Vancouver (BC).

Awards
Price of Excellence for presentation in Oceanography, Science and Engeenering, U.Laval, Quebec, Canada
Price of best poster presentation, 10th Quebec-Ocean symposium 2012, Montreal, Canada
1st price – poster presentation in the section "Polar processes and global links, and beyond ", International Polar Year (IPY) conference 2012, Montreal, Canada
1st price – poster presentation, Quebec-Ocean symposium 2011, Quebec, Canada