Publications

 Peer-reviewed journals

2016 – Dacks JB, Field MC, Buick R, Eme L, Gribaldo S, Roger AJ, Brochier-Armanet C, Devos DP. The changing view of eukaryogenesis: Fossils, cells, lineages and fusions. Journal of Cell Science. In press.

2016 – Leger MM, Eme L, Hug LA, and Roger AJ. Novel mitochondrion-related organelles in the microaerophilic jakobid Stygiella incarcerata. Mol Biol Evol. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw103

2016 – Cenci U, Moog D, Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Eme L, Lukes J, Archibald JM. Heme pathway evolution in kinetoplastid protists. BMC Evol Biol. doi:10.1186/s12862-016-0664-6

2016 – Karnkowska K, Vacek V, Zubáčová Z, Treitli S, Petrželková R, Eme L, Novák N, Žárský V, Barlow L, Herman H, Soukal P, Hroudová M, Doležal P, Stairs C, Roger AJ, Elias M, Dacks J, Vlček C, Hampl V. A eukaryote without a mitochondrial organelle. Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.053.
Media coverage : [ScienceMag]   [The Scientist]  [PNAS]  [Scientific American]  [LA Times]   [Washington Post]   [NPR]   [Daily Mail]   [CBC]  [IFL Science] [Phys.org]  [HNGN]

2015 – Groussin M, Boussau B, Szöllosi GJ, Eme L, Gouy M, Brochier-Armanet C, Daubin V. Gene acquisitions from bacteria at the origins of major archaeal clades are vastly overestimated. Molecular biology and evolution, msv249.

2015 –  Eme L, Doolittle WF. Archaea. Current Biology 25 (19), R851-R855. Special issue « History of Life on Earth ».

2015 –  Eme L, Doolittle WF. Microbial Diversity: A Bonanza of Phyla. Current Biology 25 (6), R227–R230.

2015 – Torruella G, de Mendoza A, Grau-Bové X, Antó M, Chaplin MA, del Campo J, Eme L, Pérez-Cordón G, Whipps CM, Nichols KM, Paley R, Roger AJ, Sitjà-Bobadilla A, Donachie S, Ruiz-Trillo I. Phylogenomics reveals convergent evolution of lifestyles in close relatives of animals and fungi. Current Biology, 10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.053.

2015 –  Gawryluk R*, Eme L*, Roger AJ. Gene fusion, fission, lateral transfer, and loss: not-so-rare events in the evolution of eukaryotic ATP citrate lyase. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

2015 – Leger MM, Petrů M, Žárský V, Eme L, Vlček Č, Harding T, Lang BF, Eliáš M, Doležal P, Roger AJ. An ancestral bacterial division system is widespread in eukaryotic mitochondriaPNAS 2015, 1421392112.

2014 –  Eme L, Sharpe SC, Brown MW, Roger AJ. On the age of eukaryotes: evaluating evidence from fossils and molecular clocks. “Origin and evolution of eukaryotes”, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 6(8), a016139.

2014 – Stairs CW, Eme L, Brown MW, Mutsaers C, Susko E, Dellaire G, Soanes DM, van der Giezen M, Roger AJ. A SUF Fe-S cluster biogenesis system in the mitochondrion-related organelles of the anaerobic protist Pygsuia. Current Biology 24 (11), 1176-1186.

2013 – Tsaousis AD*, Gentekaki E*, Eme L*, Gaston D, & Roger AJ (2014). Evolution of the Cytosolic Iron-Sulfur Cluster Assembly Machinery in Blastocystis Species and Other Microbial Eukaryotes. Eukaryotic cell13(1), 143-153.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

2013 – Eme L,  Reigstad LJ, Spang A, Lanzén A, Weinmaier T, Rattei T, Schleper C, Brochier-Armanet C. Metagenomics of Kamchatkan hot spring filaments reveals two new major (hyper)thermophilic lineages related to ThaumarchaeotaResearch in Microbiologoy (2013), doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2013.02.006.

2011 – Eme L, Trilles A, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C. The phylogenomic analysis of the Anaphase Promoting Complex and its targets points to complex and modern-like control of the cell cycle in the last common ancestor of eukaryotes BMC Evolutionary Biology. 2011 Sep 23;11:265. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-265.

2011 – Boileau C, Eme L, Brochier-Armanet C, Janicki A, Zhang CC, Latifi A. A eukaryotic-like sulfiredoxin important for peroxiredoxin reduction and oxidative stress response in the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120. New Phytologist. 2011 Jun 8. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03774.x. Epub 2011 Jun 8.

2009 – Eme L, Moreira D, Talla E, Brochier-Armanet C. A Complex Cell Division Machinery was Present in the Last Common Ancestor of Eukaryotes. PLoS ONE 4(4): e5021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005021.

Submitted/In revision

Dacks JB, Field MC, Buick R, Eme L, Gribaldo S, Roger AJ, Brochier-Armanet C and Devos DP. Bridging the divide: major advances and emerging consensus for the origins of eukaryotes. Journal of Cell Science. In revision.

Book chapters

2015 –  Sharpe SC*, Eme L*, Brown MW, Roger AJ. Timing the origins of multicellular eukaryotes through phylogenomics and relaxed molecular clock analyses. Evolutionary transitions to multicellular life: Principles and mechanisms. Inaki Ruiz-Trillo and Aurora M. Nedelcu (Eds). Springer, 2015. 3-29.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

Oral communications

2016 – Invited speaker. ASM 2016 – Growing the Tree of Life symposium (Boston, USA). Rooting the Tree of Eukaryotes.

2015 – Invited speaker. Company of Biologists Workshop « Eukaryo-/Archaeogenesis: Where Do We Stand? »Pinpointing the root of extant eukaryotic diversity: advances, challenges and consequences.

2014 – ISOP/ISEP meeting 2014 (Banff, Canada). Eme L, Sharpe SC, Brown MW and Roger AJ. On the age of eukaryotes: evaluating evidence from fossils and molecular clocks.

2014 – Invited speaker. Microbe Evolution 2014 (Tsukuba, Japan). The role of Lateral Gene Transfer in adaptation of protists to new environments.

2013 – ICOP conference (Vancouver, Canada). Eme L, Gentekaki E, Curtis B, Archiblad JA, Roger AJ. Phylogenomic analyses of Blastocystis sp . subtype 1 reveals an important role for lateral gene transfer in adaptation to parasitism of the human gut. 

2013 – SMBE Satellite Eukaryotic-omics (Davis, US). Eme L, Gentekaki E, Curtis B, Archiblad JA, Roger AJ. Phylogenomic analyses of Blastocystis sp . subtype 1 reveals an important role for lateral gene transfer in adaptation to parasitism of the human gut. 

2012 – PROTIST conference (Oslo, Norway). Eme L, Roger AJ. Pinpointing the root of extant eukaryotic diversity

2011 – ALPHY meeting (Bioinformatics et evolutionary genomics) (Lyon, France).
Eme L, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C. The phylogenomic analysis of the ACP/C and its targets points to a complex and modern-like control of the cell cycle in LECA.

2009 – Invited speakerInternational Meeting « Archaea and the universal tree of life » (Fondation des Treilles, France). Eme L, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C. Phylogenomics of eukaryotic systems: tracing back the nature of the last eukaryotic common ancestor

2009 – ALPHY meeting (Montpellier, France). Eme L, Moreira D, Talla E., Brochier-Armanet C. A complex cell division machinery in the last common ancestor of eukaryotes

Poster presentations

2015 – ECOP (European Congress of Protistology) (Seville, Spain). Eme L, Stairs CW, Karnkowska A, Hampl V, Roger AJ. Lateral Gene Transfer is an overlooked mechanism in the adaptation of microbial eukaryotes to new environments.

2015 – SMBE (Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution) (Vienna, Austria). Eme L, Stairs CW, Karnkowska A, Hampl V, Roger AJ. Lateral Gene Transfer is an overlooked mechanism in the adaptation of microbial eukaryotes to new environments.

2010 – SMBE (Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution) (Lyon, France). Eme L, Moreira D, Talla E., Brochier-Armanet C. Tracing back the nature of cell division in the Last Common Ancestor of Eukaryotes.

2009 – EMBO 2009 conference Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms. (San Feliu de Guixols, Spain). Eme L, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C Phylogenomic study of cytokinesis in Eukaryotes
Eukaryotic Cell Journal Outstanding Young Investigator Award.

2009 – Graduate School Meeting (Marseilles, France).
Eme L, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C A complex cell division machinery in the last common ancestor of eukaryotes. Best Poster Award.

2007 – JOBIM conference (Marseille, France). Eme L, Moreira D, Brochier-Armanet C Origin and evolution of the eukaryotic midbody: A phylogenomic approach

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