Anthony Guernec

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.

EA 4324 ORPHY, Département de biologie
UFR Sciences et Techniques,
Université Européenne de Bretagne, Université de Brest
6 avenue LE GORGEU, CS 93837,
29238 BREST cedex 3, FRANCE
Tel: +332.  fax: +332.


Scientific scopes / competences

Muscle Physiology and Development, Meat quality and food safety

Ontogenesis of intramuscular fat; regulation of muscle growth by endocrine and paracrine factors; molecular mechanisms involved in the establishment and maintenance of myofibre phenotypes; molecular adaptations of Escherichia coli to environmental stresses in meat.

Skills: cell cultures (primary cells, cell lines and co-cultures), molecular biology (in silico analysis, cloning, RNAi, transfection, reporter assay, qPCR, microarrays), biochemistry (enzyme assay, Western blot and immunoprecipitation; protein interactions), microbiology (P1 and P2 security levels), statistical analysis (SAS, R, Statview).


Main publications:

Guernec A, Robichaud-Rincon P, Saucier L (2013). Transcriptional analysis of Escherichia coli whole genome during heat inactivation processes related to industrial cooking. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(16): 4940-4950.

Saucier L, Dubé C, Guernec A, Naim F (2012). Induction of DnaK upon g-irradiation at high and low rates in Escherichia coli. Food and Nutrition Science, 3:1349-1353.

Guernec A, Robichaud-Rincon P, Saucier L (2012). Physiological adaptation of Escherichia coli after transfer onto refrigerated ground meat and other solid matrices: a molecular approach. Food Microbiology, 32(1): 63-71.

Richard AF, Demignon J, Sakakibara I, Pujol J, Favier M, Strochlic L, Le Grand F, Sgarioto N, Guernec A, Schmitt A, Cagnard N, Huang R, Legay C, Guillet-Deniau I, Maire P (2011). Genesis of muscle fiber-type diversity during mouse embryogenesis relies on Six1 and Six4 gene expression. Developmental Biology 359(2): 303-20.

Guernec A, Chevalier B, Duclos MJ (2004). Nutrient supply enhances both IGF-I and myostatin mRNA levels in chicken skeletal muscle. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 26: 143-154.

Guernec A, Berri C, Chevalier B, Wacrenier-Cere N, Le Bihan-Duval E, Duclos MJ (2003). Muscle development, Insulin-like Growth factor-I and Myostatin mRNA levels in chickens selected for increased breast muscle yield. Growth Hormone and IGF Research, 13: 8-18.



Laboratoire ORPHY
UFR Sciences et Techniques, Université de Bretagne Occidentale

6 Av. Le Gorgeu  -  CS 93837
  29238 BREST Cedex 3   -   FRANCE

Directrice : C.MOISAN (+332.
Directrice adjointe: M-A.GIROUX-METGES(+332.