H ColinetDr. Hervé Colinet

Universite de Rennes 1

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Hervé Colinet was recruited in 2013 as a first class permanent researcher within CNRS (France). He has recognised expertise in ecology, entomology, and particularly in insect stress physiology. He is particularly skilled in fundamental and applied aspects of insect thermal biology, and has contributed many basic insights into thermal tolerance mechanisms, largely through transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic studies. Hervé has had postdoctoral research experience in several major laboratories around the world. He has also been involved in research on polar insects. His collection of papers probing the responses of insects to environmental stress provides not only insight into the mechanisms used by arthropods to respond to abiotic challenges, but his work also provides clues that can be used for applied work. In 2015, he was awarded a young researcher grant from Rennes Metropole to establish a fully equipped thermal lab. He is currently PI of an international program (ANR-FWF) focused on the invasive fly Drosophila suzukii. Hervé is also part of editorial board of The Canadian Entomologist. In addition to his research, Hervé is teaching at the University of Rennes as a contractual lecturer (60 h/year), and he currently has two PhD students under his supervision.


Key Publications


Colinet H, Sinclair BJ, Vernon P, and Renault D (2015) Insects in fluctuating thermal environments. Annual Review of Entomology, 60: 123-140. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ento-010814-021017

Colinet H and Hoffmann A (2012) Comparing phenotypic effects and molecular correlates of developmental, gradual and rapid cold acclimation responses in Drosophila melanogaster. Functional Ecology, 26: 84–93. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01898.x

Colinet H, Larvor V, Laparie M, and Renault D (2012) Exploring the plastic response to cold acclimation through metabolomics. Functional Ecology. 26: 711–722. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.01985.x

Teets NM, Peyton JT, Colinet H, Renault D, Kelley JL, Kawarasaki Y, Lee Jr RE, and Denlinger DL (2012) Gene expression changes governing extreme dehydration tolerance in an Antarctic insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109: 20744-20749. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1218661109

Colinet H, Overgaard J, Com E, Sørensen JG (2013) Proteomic profiling of thermal acclimation in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43: 352-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibmb.2013.01.006