Professor of Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Department of Continental and Coastal Morphodynamic Biology - UMR CNRS M2C - University of Rouen - France
UMR M2C CNRS 6143 (Normandie Université), http//www.geos.unicaen.fr, associated to UMR CNRS METIS (UPMC, Sorbonne Universités Paris ) working on the subject of bacterial resistance in aquatic environment.
Fabienne Petit is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Rouen since 2000. Within the UMR M2C, she is head of the microbiology group, whose research is situated at the interface between microbial ecology (toxicology), hydrology and sedimentology. This work focuses on the vulnerability and resilience of hydrosystems (karst / rivers / estuaries) to the anthropic pressure exerted on their watersheds: (i) adaptation of microbial communities to chemical contamination (trace metals / organic contaminants including antibiotics), (ii) the course and dynamics of the transfer of pathogenic bacteria (population structure, antimicrobial resistance). This research is performed on different scales: from the level of genes to microbial communities, from consideration of the current situation to the analysis of sedimentary archives. F. Petit has always worked to reposition health issues (the microbiological quality of water and especially antimicrobial resistance) in their environmental context.