Morgane Ourry

Morgane Ourry


My main research focus is the study of multiple organismal interactions, particularly between plant, insect and microorganisms and the underlying molecular mechanisms driving these interactions.

Current research

As a postdoctoral researcher, I am involved in the H2020 Excalibur project (, which aims to enhance the knowledge on soil biodiversity dynamics and its synergistic effects with prebiotic and probiotic approaches in horticulture, using a multi-actor approach.

My main tasks are to:

  • Carry out trials in strawberry integrated and organic fields to assess the effects of fungal inoculum on the plant growth, production and health, as well as on the soil biodiversity;
  • Develop markers to detect and quantify fungal inoculum in soil to assess its persistence in the field;
  • Study the molecular mechanisms driving the interaction between strawberry plants, spider mites and entomopathogenic fungi under control conditions.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Defense priming in cabbage (Brassica oleracea) by insect-pathogenic fungi

    Qing, Y., Ourry, Morgane, Burow, Meike, Meyling, Nicolai Vitt & Hauser, T. P., 2023, In: Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 17, p. 275-287

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Influential Insider: Wolbachia, an Intracellular Symbiont, Manipulates Bacterial Diversity in Its Insect Host

    Ourry, Morgane, Crosland, A., Lopez, V., Derocles, S. A. P., Mougel, C., Cortesero, A. & Poinsot, D., 2021, In: Microorganisms. 9, 6, 15 p., 1313.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Influence of Belowground Herbivory on the Dynamics of Root and Rhizosphere Microbial Communities

    Ourry, Morgane, Lebreton, L., Chaminade, V., Guillerm-Erckelboudt, A., Hervé, M., Linglin, J., Marnet, N., Ourry, A., Paty, C., Poinsot, D., Cortesero, A. & Mougel, C., 2018, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6, 91.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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