Laura Eme

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Submitted/In revision

Lax G*, Eglit Y*, Eme L, Bertrand E, Roger AJ, Simpson AGB. Hemimastigophora is a novel supra-kingdom-level lineage of Eukaryotes. Nature, minor revision.

Leger MM, Eme L, Stairs CW, Roger AJ. Demystifying eukaryote lateral gene transfer. Bioessays. Submitted (bies.201700242).

Stairs CW, Eme L, Cohen AM, Dellaire G, Shepherd JN, Fawcett JP, Roger AJ. Microbial eukaryotes have adapted to hypoxia by horizontal acquisitions of a gene involved in rhodoquinone biosynthesis. eLife. Submitted (12-12-2017-ISRA-eLife-34292). 

2017

[24] Spang A*, Eme L*, Saw J, Caceres EF, Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka K, Lombard J, Guy L, Ettema TJG. Asgard archaea are the closest prokaryotic relatives of eukaryotes. PLoS Genetics. Accepted. doi:pgen.1007080
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

[23] Eme L, Spang A, Lombard J, Stairs CW, Ettema TJG. Archaea and the origin of eukaryotes. Nature Reviews Microbiology 15, 711–723 (2017).

[22] E Gentekaki, BA Curtis, CW Stairs, V Klimeš, M Eliáš, D Salas, EK Herman, L Eme, MC Arias, B Henrissat, F Hilliou, MJ Klute, H Suga, S Malik, AW Pightling, M Kolisko, RA Rachubinski, A Schlacht, DM Soanes, AD Tsaousis, JM Archibald, SG Ball, JB Dacks, CG Clark, M van der Giezen, AJ Roger. Extreme genome diversity in the hyper-prevalent parasitic eukaryote Blastocystis. PLos biology 15 (9), e2003769.

[21] Eme L, Gentekaki E, Curtis B, Archibald JM, Roger AJ. Lateral gene transfer in the adaption of the anaerobic gut parasite Blastocystis. Current Biology 27 (6), 807-820.
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Dispatch: Moreira D., López-García P. Protist Evolution: Stealing Genes to Gut It Out. Current Biology, Volume 27, Issue 6, 20 March 2017, Pages R223-R225.

[20] López-García P, Eme L, D Moreira. Symbiosis in eukaryotic evolution. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2017

[19] Leger MM, Kolisko M, Kamikawa R, Stairs CW, Kume K, Čepicka I, Silberman JF, Andersson JO, Xu F, Yabuki A, Eme L, Zhang Q, Takishita K, Inagaki Y, Simpson AGB, Hashimoto T, Roger AJ. Organelles that illuminate the origins of Trichomonas hydrogenosomes and Giardia mitosomes.  Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 (2017): 0092.

2016

[18] Eme L, Doolittle WF. Microbial evolution: xenology (apparently) trumps paralogy. Current Biology. 2016 Nov 21;26(22):R1181-3.

[17] 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 how they all come together. J Cell Sci. 2016 Oct 15;129(20):3695-703.

[16] Leger MM, Eme L, Hug LA, Roger AJ. Novel mitochondrion-related organelles in the microaerophilic jakobid Stygiella incarcerata. Molecular biology and evolution. 2016 Jun 8:msw103.

[15] Cenci U, Moog D, Curtis BA, Tanifuji G, Eme L, Lukeš J, Archibald JM. Heme pathway evolution in kinetoplastid protists. BMC evolutionary biology. 2016 May 18;16(1):109.

[14] Karnkowska A, Vacek V, Zubáčová Z, Treitli SC, Petrželková R, Eme L, Novák L, Žárský V, Barlow LD, Herman EK, Soukal P. A eukaryote without a mitochondrial organelle. Current Biology. 2016 May 23;26(10):1274-84.
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2015

[13] Groussin M, Boussau B, Szöllősi G, 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. 2015 Nov 4:msv249.

[12] Eme L, Doolittle WF. Archaea. Current Biology. 2015 Oct 5;25(19):R851-5.

[11] Eme L, Doolittle WF. Microbial Diversity: A Bonanza of Phyla. Current Biology. 2015 Mar 16;25(6):R227-30.

[10] Torruella G, de Mendoza A, Grau-Bove X, Anto M, Chaplin MA, del Campo J, Eme L, Pérez-Cordón G, Whipps CM, Nichols KM, Paley R. Phylogenomics reveals convergent evolution of lifestyles in close relatives of animals and fungi. Current Biology. 2015 Sep 21;25(18):2404-10.

[9] Gawryluk RM*, 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. 2015 Oct 31;91:12-6.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

[8] 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 mitochondria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015 Aug 18;112(33):10239-46.

2014

[7] Eme L, Sharpe SC, Brown MW, Roger AJ.On the age of eukaryotes: evaluating evidence from fossils and molecular clocks. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology. 2014 Aug 1;6(8):a016139.

[6] 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. 2014 Jun 2;24(11):1176-86.

[5] Tsaousis AD*, Gentekaki E*, Eme L*, Gaston D, Roger AJ. Evolution of the Cytosolic Iron-Sulfur Cluster Assembly Machinery in Blastocystis Species and Other Microbial Eukaryotes. Eukaryotic cell. 2014 Jan 1;13(1):143-53.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

2013

[4] 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 Thaumarchaeota Research in microbiology. 2013 Jun 30;164(5):425-38.

2011

[3] 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(1):265.

[2] 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 Sep 1;191(4):1108-18.

2009

[1] 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. 2009 Apr 7;4(4):e5021.

Book chapters

Sharpe SC*, Eme L*, Brown MW, Roger AJ. Timing the origins of multicellular eukaryotes through phylogenomics and relaxed molecular clock analyses. In Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellular Life 2015 (pp. 3-29). Springer Netherlands.
*These authors equally contributed to the manuscript.

Outreach

Eme L, Ettema TJG. The symbiosis that change the world. Microbiology today. August 2017.

Oral communications

2017 – Invited speaker. Gordon Research Conference Archaea (Waterville, US). Archaea and the origin of eukaryotes.

2017 – ICOP (International Congress of Protistology) (Prague, Czech republic). Archaea and the origin of eukaryotes.

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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