Dr AUDREY DUSSUTOUR

38 years old,  Birth: 31/12/1977

Nationality: french


- CNRS Researcher  (Toulouse, FRANCE)

- Head of the team IVEP (UMR 5169 CRCA)

- Associate Editor: Journal of Animal Ecology, Scientific Reports, Swarm Intelligence
.

- Member of the National Committee for Scientific Research, Section 26 :  Brain, Cognition and Behaviour  (2012-2021)

- Member of the National Committee for Scientific Research, interdisciplinary commission :  CID 51: Modelling and analysis of data in biological systems: computational , mathematical and physical approaches. (2012-2016)

- Honorary Research Affiliate : School of Biological Sciences
(2009-2012) (Sydney, AUSTRALIA)

- Invited Professor : Free University of Brussels (2011-2012) (Brussels, BELGIUM)



AWARDS:

Aldolphe Wetrems award 2011 of the Belgian Royal Academy. This price, created in 1926, is granted every year to a European scientist rewarding a recent significant discovery or invention in physics, mathematics or natural sciences.

SFECA PRIZE
2009 : Recipient of the young investigator award of the French Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour
(SFECA).
 The award was given at the 
31st International Ethological Conference held in Rennes, France in August 2009  and followed by a talk on Ants Nutrition.
 
JEB PRIZE 2008: Outstanding Paper Prize from the
Journal of Experimental Biology. This international prize is awarded by the journal's editors to a  scientist for their contribution to an exceptional research paper.
   
LE Monde PRIZE 2007:  Lauréate du Prix Le Monde de la Recherche 2007
 
SFECA Young Researcher Prize 2002 Awarded the "Young Researcher Prize" for an oral presentation at the annual congress of the Société Française pour l'Etude du Comportement Animal (April 2002)


GRANTS:

ANR  2012-2015 : Ant nutrition

FYSSEN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
2010: NUTRITIONAL DYNAMICS: FROM UNICELLULAR TO INDIVIDUALS TO COLONIES

ARC GRANT  2009-2011: 
Adaptiveness of Self-organized Collective Decision Making


FELLOWSHIPS:

USYD POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2006-2009 Post doctoral position at the University of Sydney Financed by a fellowship from The University of Sydney (04/2006- 04/2009)

SINGER POLIGNAC
POST-DOCTORALFELLOWSHIP 2006 Post doctoral position at the University of Concordia (CANADA) financed by a fellow ship from the fundation Singer Polignac (01/2005- 03/2006)

FYSSEN POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2005 Post doctoral position at the University of Concordia (CANADA) financed by a fellow ship from the fundation Fyssen (01/2005- 12/2005)

PhD financed by a grant from the French Ministry of Research and Education (2001-2004)

Collaboration France-Belgium financed by a grant from the French Ministry of Research and Education (2002-2004)

ISBE Congress financed by a grant from the National Comity of Biological Sciences. (2004)


TEACHING:


Teaching in  Master neurosciences, Animal cognition and Animal behavior (2009-2016)

Teaching assistant ship in Entomology at the University of Sydney (2006-2009)

Teaching assistantship in Neurosciences, Animal behaviour and Evolution (2001-2004)


EDUCATION:

Post-doc

2006-2009 Post doctoral Position at the University of Sydney (Australia)

Research supervised by Pr Steve Simspon (Behavior and Physiology research Lab) and Dr Madeleine Beekman (Behavior and Genetics of Social Insect Lab)

Subject : Collective decision in ants. (From individual nutrition to collective decision)


2005-2006 Post doctoral Position at Concordia University (Canada)

Research supervised by Dr Emma Despland

Subject : Collective decision in Social caterpillars


PhD 2001-2004

Ph. D. in Animal Behaviour (with honor) realized in collaboration with two laboratories:

  - Centre for Research in Animal Cognition University Paul Sabatier Toulouse, France (Ph. D. supervisor Pr Vincent Fourcassié)

  - Centre for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium (Ph. D. supervisor Pr Jean-Louis Deneubourg)

  Subject: Spatio teamporal organization of collective displacement in ants


MASTER


2001 Master’s in Neurosciences and Ethology with honor.

Research supervised by Pr Jean-Louis Deneubourg Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium)

Subject: traffic congestion on recruitment trails in the ant Lasius niger.



2000
Master’s in Ecology with honor.

Research supervised by Pr Raymond Campan (June to September 2000). Laboratoire d'Ethologie et Cognition Animale, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France)

Subject: Shape discrimination and generalisation in Apis mellifera.



Bachelor of Science
1998

Licence "Biologie des Populations et des Ecosystèmes" equivalent to an American bachelor of science. Speciality: (Animal biology) with honors


Baccalauréat 1995

French equivalent to the higher leaving certificate : baccalaureate S (maths, biology and physics) with honors