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Dr Pierre-Yves Dupont PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Fungal Genomics

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64-6-356 9099 X 85715
    Location: C2.15, Science Tower C
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011)

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Team Research Medal 2015. “Decoding the molecular basis of fungal-plant interactions”. Rosie Bradshaw, Murray Cox, Pierre-Yves Dupont, Carla Eaton, Austen Ganley and Barry Scott (Massey Bioprotection Research Team) - Massey University (2015)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Computational biology, genomics, comparative genomics, phylogeny, fungal endophytes

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000): Evolutionary Biology (060300): Host-Parasite Interactions (060307):
Information And Computing Sciences (080000):
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis (060309): Plant Biology (060700): Plant Pathology (060704)

Research Outputs

Journal

Clayton, W., Eaton, CJ., Dupont, PY., Gillanders, T., Cameron, N., Saikia, S., . . . Scott, DB. (2017). Analysis of simple sequence repeat (SSR) structure and sequence within Epichloë endophyte genomes reveals impacts on gene structure and insights into ancestral hybridisation events. PLoS ONE. 12(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.
Ozturk, IK., Chettri, P., Dupont, PY., Barnes, I., McDougal, RL., Moore, GG., . . . Bradshaw, RE. (2017). Evolution of polyketide synthesis in a Dothideomycete forest pathogen. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 106, 42-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dupont, P.
Dupont, PY., & Cox, MP. (2017). Genomic data quality impacts automated detection of lateral gene transfer in fungi. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 7(4), 1301-1314
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P.
Schmid, J., Day, R., Zhang, N., Dupont, PY., Cox, MP., Schardl, CL., . . . Zhou, Y. (2017). Host tissue environment directs activities of an Epichloë Endophyte, while it induces systemic hormone and defense responses in its native perennial ryegrass host. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 30(2), 138-149
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Schmid, J., Zhang, N.
Dupont, PY., Eaton, CJ., Wargent, JJ., Fechtner, S., Solomon, P., Schmid, J., . . . Cox, MP. (2015). Fungal endophyte infection of ryegrass reprograms host metabolism and alters development. New Phytologist. 208(4), 1227-1240
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Schmid, J., Scott, D., Wargent, J.
Duchemin, W., Dupont, PY., Campbell, MA., Ganley, ARD., & Cox, MP. (2015). HyLiTE: Accurate and flexible analysis of gene expression in hybrid and allopolyploid species. BMC Bioinformatics. 16(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P.
Eaton, CJ., Dupont, PY., Solomon, P., Clayton, W., Scott, B., & Cox, MP. (2015). A core gene set describes the molecular basis of Mutualism and Antagonism in Epichloë spp. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 28(3), 218-231
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.
Schardl, CL., Young, CA., Moore, N., Krom, N., Dupont, PY., Pan, J., . . . Farman, ML. (2014). Genomes of plant-associated clavicipitaceae. Advances in Botanical Research. 70, 291-327
[Journal article]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P.
Dupont, P-Y., Guttin, A., Issartel, J-P., & Stepien, G. (2012). Computational identification of transcriptionally co-regulated genes, validation with the four ANT isoform genes. BMC Genomics. 13, 482-482 Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/13/482/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Dupont, P.
Dupont, P-Y., & Stepien, G. (2011). Computational analysis of the transcriptional regulation of the adenine nucleotide translocator isoform 4 gene and its role in spermatozoid glycolytic metabolism.. Gene. 487, 38-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Dupont, P.
Ventimila, N., Dupont, P-Y., Laguerre, M., & Dessolin, J. (2010). Description and assessment of a model for GSK-3beta database virtual screening.. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry. 25, 152-157 Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20170337
[Journal article]Authored by: Dupont, P.

Conference

Bradley, E., Dupont, P-Y., Bradshaw, R., Ram, A., Green, K., Scott, B., . . . Eaton, C. (2017). The role of BoiA, a Boi1-like protein, in fungal-plant symbiosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Ram, A., Scott, D.
Candy, A., Ram, A., Dupont, P., Scott, DB., & Eaton, C. (2017). Lipid biosensors: a novel tool for investigating the composition of fungal membranes. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Ram, A., Scott, D.
Dupont, P., Guo, Y., & Bradshaw, RE. (2017, February). Time to fight back: Harnessing molecular determinants of virulence and adaptation in kauri dieback pathogens. Presented at 2017 Healthy Trees Healthy Future Symposium. Scion Rotorua.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dupont, P.
Bradley, E., Dupont, P-Y., Bradshaw, R., Ram, A., Scott, B., Eaton, C., . . . Scott, DB. (2016). The role of BoiA, a Boi1-like protein, in fungal-plant symbiosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference 2016. Christchurch
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Ram, A., Scott, D.
Chujo, T., Lukito, Y., Eaton, C., Dupont, P-Y., Johnson, L., Cox, M., . . . Scott, DB. (2016). Heterochromatin protein I regulates alkaloid biosynthesis and the mutualistic symbiotic interaction between Epichloë festucae and its host Lolium perenne. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG13), Paris-La Villette
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.
Guo, Y., Dupont, PY., McDougal, RL., Mesarich, CH., Dijkwel, P., & Bradshaw, RE. (2016, November). Harnessing molecular determinants of virulence and adaptation in the kauri dieback pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida.. Presented at NZMS and NZSBMB Joint Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P., Dupont, P., Mesarich, C.
Dupont, P., Eaton, CJ., Wargent, J., Fechtner, S., Solomon, P., Schmid, J., . . . Cox, MP.(2015, March). Insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying grass-endophyte symbiosis. .
[Conference]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Schmid, J., Scott, D., Wargent, J.
Eaton, CJ., Dupont, PY., Cox, M., Tanaka, A., & Scott, DB. (2013, November). Friends don't eat friends: loss of endophyte mutualism triggers activation of host degradation. Presented at 19th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference (APPS 2013). University of Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C.
Dupont, P., Eaton, CJ., Wargent, J., Fechtner, S., Solomon, P., Schmid, J., . . . Cox, MP. (2015, March). Insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying grass-endophyte symbiosis. Presented at Plant-fungal interaction symposium
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Schmid, J., Scott, D., Wargent, J.
Ozturk, IK., Dupont, PY., McDougal, RL., Cox, MP., Eaton, CJ., & Bradshaw, RE. (2015, September). Secondary metabolome of the forest pathogen Dothistroma septosporum. Presented at Dothistroma septosporum. Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference 2015
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C.Contributed to by: Dupont, P.
Scott, DB., Chujo, T., Lukito, Y., Dupont, PY., Eaton, CJ., & Cox, MP. (2015, September). Heterochromatic marks play an important role in regulating the symbiotic interaction between Epichloë festucae and Lolium perenne and symbiosis-specific secondary metabolite gene expression. Presented at 9th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses and 1st International Symposium on Plant Microbiomes. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.Contributed to by: Dupont, P.
Dupont, PY., Eaton, C., Wargent, J., Fechtner, S., Solomon, P., Schmid, J., . . . Cox, M. (2015). Endophyte infection of ryegrass alters metabolism development and response to stress. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th Fungal Genetics Conference. California, United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Schmid, J., Scott, D., Wargent, J.
Ozturk, IK., McDougal, R., Dupont, PY., Cox, MP., Eaton, CJ., & Bradshaw, RE. (2014). Secondary metabolome of the forest pathogen Dothistroma septosporum. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZMS/NZSBMB 2014 conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C.Contributed to by: Dupont, P.
Eaton, CJ., Dupont, PY., Solomon, P., Clayton, W., Scott, B., & Cox, MP. (2014). A core gene set underpins the shift from mutualistm to antagonism in multiple Epichloë symbiotic mutants.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 24th Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.
Dupont, P., Eaton, CJ., Wargent, JJ., Fechtner, S., Solomon, P., Schmid, J., . . . Cox, MP. (2014, August). Endophyte infection of ryegrass alters metabolism, development and response to stress. Presented at Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting (Plant and Main meetings)
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Schmid, J., Scott, D., Wargent, J.
Schmid, J., Day, R., Zhang, N., Cox, M., Dupont, P-Y., & Truglio, M. (2014, August). Tissue-specific interactions between the transcriptomes of the fungal endophyte Neotyphodium lolii and its perennial ryegrass host. Presented at The 10th International Mycological Congress (IMC10). Bangkok, Thailand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Schmid, J.
Eaton, C., Dupont, P-Y., Cox, M., Tanaka, A., & Scott, B. (2013, November). Friends don't eat friends: loss of endophyte mutualism triggers activation of host degradation. Presented at 9th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference (APPS 2013). University of Auckland, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.
Eaton, C., Dupont, P-Y., Cox, M., Child, P., & Scott, B. (2013, November). Exploring the molecular basis of symbiosis through next generation RNA sequencing. Presented at 19th Australasian Plant Pathology Conference Workshop on “Illuminating genomics of plant pathogens – what to do with your genome sequence”. University of Auckland, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Eaton, C., Scott, D.

Other

Schmid, J., Zhou, Y., Truglio, M., Cox, M., Dupont, PY., Zhang, N., . . . Day, R. (2015, November). Interplay of Epichloë fectucae var. lolii and its host Lolium perenne as assessed by tissue-specific transcriptome analysis.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cox, M., Dupont, P., Schmid, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • French
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Aslinur Ozturk - PhD
    The Roles of Calcium Signalling and the cell Wall Integrity (CWI) Pathway on Intercalary Growth of Epichloë festucae
  • Simren Brar - PhD
    Molecular host pathogen interactions of aerial Phyophthora species of forest systems

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