Joëlle Dupont
Full Professor

Département Systématique et Évolution
57, rue Cuvier. Case postale 39
Paris, 75231


(0033)1 40 79 31 90

Research interests
I am a fungal systematist, particularly interested in Ascomycete and one of the few expert, world wide, on the taxonomoy of industrially important Penicillium species. I developped modern molecular systematics more than ten years ago and recently introduced a metagenomic approach to assess the diversity of fungal communities (endophytes, marine fungi, cheeses microbiome). We developped a new thematic with M. López, recently hired at MNHN, to study the evolution of the reproduction in Ascomycetes. I have the responsability of the fungal culture collection of the MNHN and of the identification service to solve problems involving fungal contaminations in French industries and public institutions.

- Ropars J., Dupont J., Gouzy J., Fontanillas E., Rodríguez de la Vega R., Coton M., Giraud T., Malagnac F., Manuela López-Villavicencio M., 2012. Sex in cheese: evidence for sexuality in the fungus Penicillium roqueforti. PLoSOne, 7 : e0049665.
- Combès A., Ndoye I., Bance C., Bruzaud J., Djediat C., Dupont J., Nay B., Prado S, 2012. Chemical communication between the endophytic fungus Paraconiothyrium variabile and the phytopathogen Fusarium oxysporum. PlosOne, 7: e0047313.
- Langenfeld A., Prado S., Nay B., Cruaud C., Lacoste S., Bury E., Hachette F., Hosoya T., Dupont J., 2012 - Geographic locality greatly influences fungal endophyte communities in Cephalotaxus harringtonia. Accepted in Fungal Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2012.12.005
- Amand S., Langenfeld A., Blond A., Dupont J., Bastien Nay B., Prado S., 2012 - Guaiane sesquiterpenes isolated from the endophytic fungus Biscogniauxia nummularia with potent antigerminative activity. Journal of Natural Products, 75: 798-801.
- Ropars J., Cruaud C., Lacoste S., Dupont J., 2012 - A taxonomic and ecological overview of cheese fungi. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 155: 199-210.
- Aude Langenfeld, Alain Blond, Sabelle Gueye, Patrick Herson, Bastien Nay, Joëlle Dupont and Soizic Prado, 2011. Insecticidal cyclodepsipeptides from the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria felina. J. Nat. Prod., 74: 825–830.
- Lopez-Villavicencio M, Aguileta G, Giraud T, Lacoste S, Couloux A, Dupont J. 2010. Sex in Penicillium: a combined phylogenetic and experimental approach. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 47: 687-706.
- Samadi S, Corbari L, Lorion J, Hourdez S, Haga T, Dupont J, Boisselier M-C, Richer de Forges B, 2010. Biodiversity of deep-sea organisms associated with sunken-wood or other organic remains sampled in the tropical indi-pacific. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 51: 459-466.
- Mouly A, Gautier L, Dupont J, Chevillotte H, Guillaumet J-L, Florence J, 2010. Proposal to conserve Tieghemella Pierre (Sapotaceae) against Tieghemella Berl. & De Toni (Absidiaceae). Taxon 59 : 1604-1605.
- Giraud F, Giraud T, Aguileta G, Fournier E, Samson R, Cruaud C, Lacoste S, Ropars J, Tellier A, Dupont J. 2010. Microsatellite loci to recognize species for the cheese starter and contaminating strains associated with cheese manufacturing. International Journal of Food Microbiology 137: 204-213.
- Laforgue R, Guérin L, Pernelle JJ, Monnet C, Dupont J, Bouix M. 2009. Evaluation of PCR-DGGE methodology to monitor fungal communities on grapes. Journal of Applied Microbiology 107 : 1208-1218.
- Dupont J, Magnin S, Rousseau F, Zbinden M, Frebourg G, Samadi, Richer de Forges B, Jones EBG. 2009. Molecular and ultrastructural characterization of two ascomycetes found on sunken wood off Vanuatu Islands in the deep Pacific Ocean. Mycological research. 113: 1351-1364.
- Dupont J, Claire Jacquet, Bruno Dennetière, Faisl Bousta, Geneviève Orial, Alexandre François, and Marie-France Roquebert. 2007. The Paleolithic painted cave of Lascaux in France invaded by the soil fungus, Fusarium solani. Mycologia, 99 : 526-533.
- Giraud F, Dupont J, Haon M, Bouzid O, Alibeu O, Navarro D, Sage L, Seigle-Murandi F, Asther M, Lesage-Meessen L. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of the Aspergillus niger aggregate in relation to feruloyl esterase activity. Research in Microbiology, 158 : 413-419.
- Dupont J, Dennetière B, Jacquet C, Roquebert M-F. 2006. RFLP of ITS rDNA for the rapid identification of Penicillium subgenus Biverticillium species. Revista Iberoamericana de Mycologia. 23: 145-150.
- Caligiorne R.B., Licinio P., Dupont J. and de Hoog G. S. 2005. Internal transcribed spacer rRNA gene-based phylogenetic reconstruction using algorithms with local and global sequence alignment for black yeasts and their relatives. J. Clin. Microbiol. 43: 2816-2823.
- Dupont J, Magnin S, Césari C, Gatica M. 2002. ITS and β tubulin markers to discriminate Phaeoacremonium species. New occurrence of Phaeoacremonium parasiticum in grapevine disease in Argentina. Mycological Research, 106 : 1143-1150.
- Bettucci L, Malvarez I, Dupont J, Bury E, Roquebert M-F. 2002. Parana river delta wetlands soil microfungi. Pedobiologia. 46 : 606-623.
- Etienne S and Dupont J. 2002. Fungi weathering of basaltic rocks in a cold oceanic environment (Iceland): comparison between experimental and field observations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 27 : 737-748.
- Gatica M, Cesari C, Magnin S, Dupont J. 2001. Phaeoacremonium species and Phaeomoniella chlamydospora in vines showDupont Jing “hoja de malvon” and young vine decline symptoms in Argentina Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 40 : S317-S324.
- Dupont J, Laloui W, Magnin S, Larignon P, Roquebert M-F. 2000. Phaeoacremonium viticola, a new species associated with Esca disease of grapevine in France. Mycologia 92: 499-504.
- Dupont J, Magnin S, Paronnaud J, Roquebert M-F. 2000. The genus Phaeoacremonium from a molecular point of view. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 39: 119-124.
- Dupont J, Bettucci L, Pietra F, Laurent D, Roquebert M-F. 2000. Acremonium neocaledoniae, a new species from wood in the south-western lagoon of New Caledonia. Mycotaxon 75: 349-356.
- Dupont J, Magnin S, Marti A, Brousse M. 1999. Molecular tools investigated for identification of Penicillium stater cultures used in the food industry. International Journal of Food Microbiology 49: 109-118.
- Chaîneau CH, Morel J, Dupont J, Bury E, Oudot J. 1999. Comparison of the fuel oil biodegradation potential of hydrocarbon-assimilating microorganisms isolated from a temperate agricultural soil. The Science of the Total Environment 227: 237-247.
- Dupont J, Laloui W, Roquebert M-F. 1998. Partial ribosomal sequences show an important divergence between Phaeoacremonium species isolated from Vitis vinifera. Mycological Research 102: 631-637.
- Correa A, Rebuffat S, Bodo B, Roquebert M-F, Dupont J, Bettucci L. 1995. In vitro inhibitory activity of Trichorzianines on Sclerotium rolfsii Sacc. Cryptogamie Mycologie, 16: 185-190.
- Benkhemar O, Lahlou H, Dupont J, Bompeix G, Boubekri C, El Mniai H. 1993. Identification of different species of Penicillium causing deterioration of Moroccan table grapes during storage. Mycopathologia, 124: 27-30.
- Oudot J, Dupont J, Haloui S, Roquebert M-F. 1993. Biodegradation potential of hydrocarbon assimilating tropical fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 25: 1167-1173.
- Dupont J, Roquebert M-F, Joly P. 1985. Modifications métaboliques réversibles liées à la cryoconservation en présence de glycérol chez Trichoderma viride Pers.: Fr. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, 301: 737-742.

Book chapters

- Dupont J 2009. Penicillium In Molecular detection of foodborne pathogens. Ed. Dongyou Liu. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton. 593-602.
- Dupont J, Dutertre M, Lafay J-F, Brygoo Y, Roquebert M-F. 1990. Molecular assessment of the position of Stilbothamnium in the genus Aspergillus. In "Modern concepts in Penicillium and Aspergillus classification". R. A. SAMSON and J.I. PITT Eds. Plenum Press, New York, London. pp. 335-342.

Some representative contracts

- ENTREMONT S.A., France, 2005. Etude du suivi de la contamination de la chaîne de production d’Emmental râpé par les Penicillium spp.

- LRMH (Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques), 2005. Caractérisation moléculaire des Fusarium contaminant la grotte de Lascaux.

- AFSSA, 2006-2008. Etude de la mycoflore des équipements frigorifiques.

- BBA (Bretagne Biotechnologie Alimentaire), 2007-2008. Mise au point d’une méthode de caractérisation moléculaire de l’ensemble des espèces utilisées en fromagerie (Penicillium, Geotrichum, Mucor) et des espèces contaminantes.