Dr. Felana Andrianjakarivony


Laboratoire Ampère
Ecole Centrale de Lyon Université de Lyon
36 avenue Guy de Collongue 69134 Ecully cedex


Research Interests

My main research interest is in microbial ecology. During my Ph.D., I worked on marine microbial ecology, specifically on the description of viral communities using molecular and metagenomic approaches. Currently, I am working on the ecology of soil viruses, and more specifically on the development of virus-mediated biological inhibition of nitrification to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from cultivated soils.

Curriculum Vitae

  • March 2023 – current : Postdoc, Ecole centrale de Lyon


  • 2018-2022: Aix-Marseille University – Faculty of Medicine, PhD in Infectious diseases and microbial ecology

  • 2017-2018: University of La Reunion – Faculty UFR Santé: Metabolic Diseases, Epidemiology and Virology-infectiology, Master in health-biology

  • 2015-2017: University of Antananarivo – Faculty of Sciences: Industrial microbiology, Microbial ecology and Bioinformatics, Master in biotechnology-microbiology

  • 2012-2015: University of Antananarivo – Faculty of Sciences, Bachelor in biochemistry and molecular biology


David Danko et al. and the International MetaSUB Consortium. A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance. Cells 2021 /DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.002

Chase E.E., Monteil-Bouchard S., Gobet A., Andrianjakarivony F.H., Desnues C., Blanc G. A high-rate algal pond hosting a dynamic community of RNA viruses. Viruses 2021/DOI: 10.3390/v13112163

Andrianjakarivony F.H., Desnues C., Cecchi P., Bettarel Y. Viral life strategies in a heavily anthropized tropical lagoon. FEMS Microbiology Letters 2022/DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnac091

Andrianjakarivony F.H., Bettarel Y., Armougom F., Desnues C. Phage-host prediction using computational tool coupled with 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Viruses 2022/DOI: 10.3390/v2066402

Andrianjakarivony F.H., Bettarel Y., Desnues C.  Searching for a reliable viral indicator of faecal pollution in aquatic environments. Journal of Microbiology 2023.

Andrianjakarivony F.H., Bettarel Y., Cecchi P., Bouchard S., Chase E.E., Kouakou K., Desnues C. Decoding the virome of an urban lagoon to track pathogens and indicators of faecal contamination. Environmental microbiology 2023.

Andrianjakarivony Felana, Damiens David, Lucie Marquereau, Benjamin Gaudillat, Nausicaa Habchi-Hanriot, Louis clement Gouagna.  Could Sterile Aedes albopictus Male Releases Interfere with Aedes aegypti Population in Reunion Island? Insect 2022 /DOI:10.3390/insects13020146.