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Isabelle Benoit Gelber, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biology

Isabelle Benoit Gelber, PhD
Office: L-GE 230-17 
Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics,
7141 Sherbrooke W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5677


PhD  Aix-Marseille University


I. Benoit-Gelber*, T. Gruntjes, A. Vinck, J.G. van Veluw, H.A.B. Wösten, S. Boeren, J.J.M. Vervoort, R.P. de Vries (2017). Mixed colonies of Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus oryzae cooperatively degrading wheat bran. Fungal Genetics and Biology.

RP. de Vries, R. Riley et al. (2017). Comparative genomics reveals high biological diversity and specific adaptations in the industrially and medically important fungal genus Aspergillus. Genome Biology.

A. Patyshakuliyeva, M. Arentshorst, IE. Allijn, AF. Ram, RP. de Vries,I. Benoit-Gelber*. (2016). Improving cellulase production by Aspergillus niger using adaptive evolution. Biotechnology Letters.

N. Valette, I. Benoit-Gelber, MD. Falco, A. Wiebenga, RP. de Vries, E. Gelhaye, M. Morel-Rouhier. (2016). Secretion of small proteins is species-specific within Aspergillus species. Microbiology and Biotechnology.

I. Benoit*, M. Zhou, A. Vivas Duarte, DJ. Downes, RB. Todd, W. Kloezen, H. Post, AJR. Heck, AMF. Altelaar, RP. de Vries. (2015).Spatial differentiation of gene expression in Aspergillus niger colony grown for sugar beet pulp utilization. Scientific Reports.

Y. Jiang, A. Vivas Duarte, J. van den Brink, A. Wiebenga, G. Zou, C.Wang, RP. de Vries, Z. Zhou, I. Benoit*. (2015). Enhancing saccharification of wheat straw by mixing enzymes from genetically modified Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus niger. Biotechnology Letters.

I. Benoit, H. Culleton, M. Zhou, M. DiFalco et al. (2015). Closely related fungi employ diverse enzymatic strategies to degrade plant biomass. Biotechnology for biofuels.

I. Benoit*, MH. van den Esker, A. Patyshakuliyeva, M. Zhou, J. Dijksterhuis, OP. Kuipers, RP. de Vries, Á. T. Kovács. (2014). Attachment of Bacillus subtilis to the hyphae of Aspergillus niger results in mutually altered metabolism and defense mechanisms. Environmental Microbiology.

I. Benoit, A. Wiebenga, RP. de Vries. (2014). Production of lignocellulose-related hydrolases by filamentous fungi. Trends Comp BiochemPhysiol. 17: 93-99.

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