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Anissa LOUNES – HADJ SAHRAOUI is a professor at the University of the Littoral Opal Coast in France. She was born in Algeria in 1967. She received her PhD from the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine in Biotechnology and Food Science at the National School of Agronomy and Food Industries in Nancy (France). In 1998, she was appointed lecturer/researcher at the University of the Littoral Opal Coast. In 2006, she supported her entitlement to Lead Research (HDR) and was promoted Professor in 2015. She has been in charge of a research team “Interaction plant-fungi and remediation” since 2018. She conducts her research activities in the laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Interactions on the Living at Calais within the general context of the Environment and Sustainable Development. She focuses on the potential use of mycorrhizae (symbiosis between fungi and the roots of most plants) in phytoremediation of historically contaminated soils and in the protection of plants against stress induced by various pollutants and plant pathogens. Her works, referred to both basic and applied, are led from the laboratory scale to field. She investigates the mechanisms involved in phytomanagement and in biocontrol by using cytological, biochemical and molecular approaches. She also studies the impact of pollutants on beneficial soil microbiota and develops ecotoxicity tests (lipid, enzymatic and genotoxic biomarkers). She supervised more than fifteen PhD theses. She is the author of sixty scientific publications in international journals.

Bibliometric information's (ISI Web of Knowledge - February 2019)

  • Scientific production :
    • 58 international peer-reviewed articles (ACL)
    • 4 book chapters
    • 6 publications in French-speaking peer-reviewed journals
    • 1 technical guide
    • 11 congress proceedings
    • 176 papers presented at national and international scientific conferences (75 oral presentations including 6 invited conferences and 101 posters) and several popularisation conferences for the general public, press conferences, TV shows, interviews, etc.
  • Bibliometric indices :
    • Index h: 22
    • Citations: 1464
    • Thesis department: 16 PhD theses (including 12 defended and 4 ongoing)

Significant Publications

  • H. MEGLOULI, A. LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI, M. MAGNIN-ROBERT, B. TISSERANT, M. HIJRI, J. FONTAINE. Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum sources influence bacterial, archaeal, and fungal communities’ structures of historically dioxin/furan-contaminated soil but not the pollutant dissipation rate. Mycorrhiza 28 (2018) 635-650.
  • I. EL-ALAM, A. VERDIN, J. FONTAINE, R. CHAHINE, H. MAKHLOUF, A. LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI. Ecotoxicity evaluation and human risk assessment of an agricultural polluted soil. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2018, 190:738.
  • LABIDI S., FIRMIN S., VERDIN A., BIDAR G., LARUELLE F., DOUAY F., SHIRALI P., FONTAINE J., LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2017) Nature of fly ash amendments differently influences oxidative stress alleviation in four forest tree species and metal trace element phytostabilization in aged contaminated soil: A long-term field experiment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 138 : 190 – 198.
  • G. Mustafa, N.G. Khong, B. Tisserant, B. Randoux, J. Fontaine, M. Magnin-Robert, PH. Reignault, A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui (2017) Defense mechanisms associated with mycorrhiza-induced resistance in wheat against 1 powdery mildew. Funct. Plant Biol., 44 (4), 443-454.
  • LENOIR I., FONTAINE J., TISSERANT B., LARUELLE F., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2017) Beneficial contribution of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, Rhizophagus irregularis, in the protection of Medicago truncatula roots against benzo[a]pyrene toxicity. Mycorrhiza, 27 : 465-476.
  • I. LENOIR , J. FONTAINE, A. LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI (2016) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal responses to abiotic stresses : a review, Phytochemistry, 123, 4–15.
  • I. LENOIR, A. LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI, F. LARUELLE, Y. DALPE, J. FONTAINE (2016) Arbuscular mycorrhizal wheat inoculation promotes alkane and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon biodegradation: microcosm experiment on aged-contaminated soil. Environ. Pollut., 213, 549-560.
  • I. LENOIR, A. LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI, J. FONTAINE (2016) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal-assisted phytoremediation of persistent organic pollutant-contaminated soils, Eur. J. Soil Sci., 67 (5), 624-640.
  • G. Mustafa, B. Randoux, B. Tisserant, J. Fontaine, M. Magnin-Robert, A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui, PH. Reignault (2016) Phosphorus supply, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species, and plant genotype impact on the protective efficacy of mycorrhizal inoculation against wheat powdery mildew. Mycorrhiza, 26, 685-697.
  • S.FIRMIN, S. LABIDI, J. FONTAINE, F. LARUELLE, B.TISSERANT, F. NSANGANWIMANA, B. POURRUT, Y. DALPÉ, A. GRANDMOUGIN, F. DOUAY, P. SHIRALI, A.VERDIN, A. LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI (2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculation protects Miscanthus × giganteus against trace element toxicity in a highly metal-contaminated site. Science of The Total Environment. 527 : 91 – 99.
  • LABIDI S., FONTAINE J., LARUELLE F., TISSERANT B., DALPE Y., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., DOUAY F., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A (2015). Fly ash-aided phytostabilisation of highly trace element polluted topsoils improves the telluric fungal biomass: A long-term field experiment. Applied Soil Ecology, 85, 69-75.
  • LABIDI S, BEN JEDDI F, TISSERANT B, YOUSFI M, SANAA M, DALPÉ Y, LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI A (2015) Field application of mycorrhizal bio-inoculants affects the mineral uptake of a forage legume (Hedysarum coronarium L.) on a highly calcareous soil. Mycorrhiza 25 (4) : 297-309.
  • CALONNE M., FONTAINE J., TISSERANT B., DUPRE DE BOULOIS H., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., DECLERCK S., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2014). Polyaromatic hydrocarbons impair phosphorus transport by the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis. Chemosphere 104: 97-104.
  • CALONNE M., FONTAINE J., DEBIANE D., LARUELLE F., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2014). The arbuscular mycorrhizal Rhizophagus irregularis activates storage lipid biosynthesis to cope with the benzo[a]pyrene oxidative stress. Phytochemistry 97: 30-37.
  • CALONNE M., FONTAINE J., DEBIANE D., LARUELLE F., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2014). Impact of anthracene on the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus lipid metabolism. Botany 92 : 173-178.
  • DEBIANE D., CALONNE M., FONTAINE J., LARUELLE F., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2012) Benzo[a]pyrene induced lipid changes  in the monoxenic arbuscular mycorrhizal chicory roots. Journal of Hazardous Materials 209-210: 18-26.
  • CALONNE C., LOUNES-HADJ SAHRAOUI A., CAMPAGNAC E., DEBIANE D., LARUELLE F., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., FONTAINE J. (2011). Propiconazole inhibits the sterol 14-demethylase in Glomus irregulare like in phytopathogenic fungi. Chemosphere 87: 376-383.
  • DEBIANE D., CALONNE M., FONTAINE J., LARUELLE F., GRANDMOUGIN-FERJANI A., LOUNÈS-HADJ SAHRAOUI A. (2011) Lipid content disturbance in the vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal, Glomus irregulare grown in monoxenic conditions under PAHs pollution. Fungal Biology 115 : 782-792.
  • Debiane D., Garçon G., Verdin A, Fontaine J., Durand R., Grandmougin-Ferjani a., Shirali p., Lounes-Hadj SAHRAOUI A. (2009) Mycorrhization alleviates benzo[a]pyrene-induced oxidative stress in an in vitro chicory root model. Phytochemistry 70 : 1421-1427.
  • Debiane D., Garçon G., Verdin A, Fontaine J., Durand R., Grandmougin-Ferjani a., Shirali p., Lounes-Hadj SAHRAOUI A. (2008) In vitro evaluation of the genotoxic and oxidative stress potentials of antrhracene on mycorrhizal chicory roots. Environmental and Experimental Botany 64: 120-127.
  • A. Verdin, A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui, J. Fontaine, A. Grandmougin-Ferjani, R. Durand (2006) Effects of polyaromatic hydrocarbons on development of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and contribution of this symbiotic association to pollutant degradation. Mycorrhiza 16:397-405.
  • A. Verdin, A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui, R. Durand (2004) Degradation of benzo[a]pyrene by mitosporic fungi and extracellular oxidative enzymes. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 53 (2): 65-70.