Antoine Stier
PhD

Areas of expertise
Ecophysiology; Ageing; Metabolism; Birds

Biography














I conducted my PhD in Ecophysiology at the 

















University of Strasbourg



(2010-2013), working on the relationships between mitochondrial function, oxidative stress and animal life histories. 












As a side-project of my PhD, I demonstrated that avian
red blood cells possess functional mitochondria (Stier et al. 2013 Front. Zool.). Building
on this finding, I developed collaborations with the French Polar Institute
(2013-14) and the University of Aberdeen to use avian red blood cells to
study mitochondrial function in non-model and wild animals. I then moved to the University of Angers for a Research and Teaching position (2014-2015), where I was in charge of teaching Animal
Biology and Ecology. I developed a research project linking environmental
constraints to accelerated ageing in a reptile species.












I was then able to secure a Marie Curie fellowship (2016-17) to work as a Research Fellow at
the University of Glasgow on the impact of pre-natal environmental
conditions on ageing rate, using Japanese quail as a model species.

















I moved to the University
of Turku
in 2018 where I work as a TCSM Research Fellow (2018-2021). I am investigating the importance
of early-life hormonal exposure (stress and thyroid hormones) in determining
mitochondrial function and telomere dynamics during development and later in
life, using wild birds (king penguin and passerine
species).









Research

My research is at the
crossroad between physiology, ecology and gerontology. I am broadly interested
in the physiological mechanisms contributing to the ageing process and their
implication in shaping organism’s phenotype from the conception to the death. My
research focus on the contribution of mitochondrial function, oxidative stress,
stress hormones and telomere dynamics as proximate mechanisms shaping health,
ageing and life histories. I use mainly bird species as models, both in
captivity and in their natural environment



Teaching





















2019: Supervision of Coline Marciau (Pre-PhD funding, University of Turku)





2019: Supervision of two MSc
student projects
(University of Turku,
Finland)



  2017-2020: PhD co-supervision of Tiia
Kärkkäinen
(University of Turku)

2018: Co-supervision
of two BSc student projects
(University of Turku,
Finland)

2017: Guest
lecture in Animal Physiology
(3rd BSc
year, University of Glasgow, UK)

2016: Supervision
of two MSc and one BSc student projects
(University of Glasgow, UK)

2015: Courses
in Zoology, Ecology and Behavioural Ecology and
(100 contact hours: 1st BSc year, 2nd BSc
year, 1st MSc year, University of Angers, France)          

2015: Supervision
of two MSc student projects
(University of
Angers, France)

2015: Supervision
of one PhD chapter
(Universities of
Angers and Toulon, France)

2014: Courses
in Zoology and Applied Ecology
(90 contact hours:
1st BSc & MSc years, University of Angers)

2013: Practical
course of Ecology and Lecture in Biodiversity
(30 contact hours: 2nd BSc year, 2nd MSc
year, University of Strasbourg, France)

2012: Courses
in Zoology and Behavioural Ecology
(60 contact hours:
1st BSc & MSc years, University of Strasbourg, France)

2012: Supervision
of three MSc student projects
(University of
Strasbourg, France)

2011: Courses
in Behavioural Ecology
(40 contact hours:
1st and 2nd MSc years, University of Strasbourg)

2011: Supervision
of two MSc student projects
(University of Strasbourg,
France)



2010: Courses
in Zoology and Ethology
(60 contact hours: 1st and 2nd
BSc years, University of Strasbourg)







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