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Mahaut de Vareilles

Adviser, Scientific Project Manager; Research Advisor
  • E-mailMahaut.Vareilles@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 37 08
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 70
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 BERGEN

Research Advisor and Project Manager (2018- )

As research advisor, my task is to support the researchers at the Geophysical Institute and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in attracting external funding, both from Norwegian and international sources. This includes keeping up to date on relevant funding opportunities, giving courses in proposal writing and providing advice on individual applications. As project manager, I am mainly in charge of the daily administration of the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit, which receives funding by the Trond Mohn Foundation (https://bcpu.w.uib.no/). I also assist in other projects on a punctual basis (detailed description of types of tasks below).

Scientific Project Manager (2014 - 2018 )

Daily management of nationally (NFR) and internationally (EU, Nordforsk) funded scientific research projects. This includes:

- managing collaboration and communication within the consortia, among the partners and the different project decision and steering bodies;
- coordinating arbitration of any cultural diversity and IPR issues;
- supervising the progress and completion of each partner’s tasks in order to achieve the project objectives in the most efficient way, on time, and with high quality deliverables and foreground (including proof-reading of delivered material and report-writing);
- co-administrating the financial contribution regarding its allocation between partners and project activities, in accordance with the contract agreements and any necessary adaptive measure occuring during the project lifetime (coordination and strategy);
- managing external cooperation (with scientific researchers, stakeholders, policy makers, ) so as to make best use of project funds and enhance scientific quality and output;
- public outreach for the projects and setting-up and maintenance of websites;
- reporting to, and providing an interface with, the funding agencies;
- organising and managing, in a international setting, researcher exchanges, workshops, project meetings, scientific conferences, ...

More recent experience includes:
identifying relevant funding sources and assisting in proposal preparation process, including proof-reading of proposals and drafting budgets.

• de Vareilles, M.. Project management of collaborative research projects: From grant application to implementation (focus on coordinating EU H2020 RIA)”. Invited talk to NARMA Spring Conference 2019, 5-6th March 2019 Lillestrøm

• de Vareilles M, Conceição LEC, Gόmez-Requeni P, Kousoulaki K, Rodrigues PR, Richard N, Fladmark KE, Cordeiro O, Silva TS, Rønnestad I (2011) Growth and skeletal muscle proteome of juvenile zebrafish are affected by low dietary lysine. 2nd International Symposium Genomics in Aquaculture, 14th-17th September 2011, Heraklion, Crete. (oral)

• Richard N, Cordeiro OD, Silva TS, de Vareilles M, Costas B, Aragao C, Wulff T, Rodrigues PM, Conceição LEC (2011) How does an increased availability in dietary indispensable amino acids affect liver proteome expression of Senegalese sole exposed to handling stress. 2nd International Symposium Genomics in Aquaculture, 14th-17th September, Heraklion, Crete. (oral)

• de Vareilles M, Conceição LEC, Gόmez-Requeni P, Kousoulaki K, Rodrigues PM*, Richard N, Fladmark KE, Cordeiro O, Silva TS, Rønnestad (2011) The muscle proteome of growing zebrafish is affected by dietary lysine. 12th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, 1st-5th August, Beijing, China. (poster)

• Cavaco SF, Viegas CB, Cordeiro OD, de Vareilles M, Silva TS, Palma PF, Simes DC (2011) Identification and characterization of GRP in articular cartilage and synovial fluid using a proteomic-based approach. 3rd Joint Meeting of the European Calcified Tissue Society and the International Bone and Mineral Society, 7-11th May, Athens, Greece. (poster)

• Cordeiro OD, Silva TS, Alves RN, Costas B, Wulff T, Richard N, de Vareilles M, Conceição LEC, Rodrigues PM (2010) Changes in the liver proteome of Senegalese sole in response to repeated handling stress: the unfolded protein response. 4th EuPA Meeting/6th ProCura Meeting, 23rd-27th October, Estoril, Portugal. (poster)

• de Vareilles M, Gόmez-Requeni P, Kousoulaki K, Richard N, Cordeiro O, Silva TS, Rodrigues PM, Conceição LEC, Rønnestad I (2010) Growth and muscle proteome response to a dietary lysine unbalance in zebrafish juveniles. Aquaculture Europe, 5th-8th October, Porto, Portugal. (poster)

• Richard N, Cordeiro OD, Silva TS, de Vareilles M, Alves RN, Costas B, Wulff T, Rodrigues PM, Conceição LEC (2010) Effects of amino acid supplementation on liver proteome of Senegalese sole juveniles exposed to handling stress. Aquaculture Europe 2010, 5th-8th October, Porto, Portugal. (poster)

• Conceição LEC, Cordeiro OD, Alves RN, Silva TS, Richard N, de Vareilles M, Rodrigues PM (2010) Proteome expression as a tool to identify stress indicators in farmed fish. 9th International congress on the Biology of Fish, 5th-9th July, Barcelona, Spain. (oral)

• de Vareilles M, Gomèz-Requeni P, Kousoulaki K, Cordeiro O, Silva TS, Richard N, Conceição LEC, Rodrigues PM, Rønnestad I (2010) Growth and muscle proteome response to fish protein hydrolysates in the diet of zebrafish. XIV International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, 31st May-4th June, Qingdao, China. (poster)

• Richard N, de Vareilles M, Gavaia PJ, Silva TS, Cordeiro OD, Yufera M, Rodrigues PM, Conceiçã LEC (2010) Inclusion of protein hydrolysates in the diet of white seabream (Diplodus sargus) larvae: impacts on skeleton quality and larvae proteome expression. XIV International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, 31st May-4th June, Qingdao, China. (best poster award)

• de Vareilles M (2009) Dietary nitrogen utilisation and protein expression in fish. Presented at the Seminário Mar e Ambiente, 8th May, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal. (poster)

  • Spring 2019 and Spring 2020: Proposal writing class for researchers targetting the Researcher Project call (Scientific Renewal, Young Talents and Mobility) by the Norwegian Research Council (https://www.forskningsradet.no/). Lectured on “Chapter 2: Impacts”, provided guidance and proof-reading for "Relevance to the Call" attachments, and provided individual assistance from start to finish, including mock evaluations, for applicants. 
  • January 2020: Masters GEOF301 class: "Writing a sales pitch - Presenting your own idea". Co-lectured with Friederike Hoffmann. 
  • December 2019: Half-day UiB OPP* session on proposal writing courses, co-lecture with Friederike Hoffmann. * UiB Opp is a series of courses for competence development for research support.
  • November 2019: CHESS research school 2-day "Proposal Writing Course". Co-lectured with Friederike Hoffmann and NAdine Gorris.
  • July 2011 - 3-days course on "From 2DE to protein identification by mass spectrometry", hosted by CCMAR, University of Algarve, Portugal. 3-days proteomics course covering theory and hands-on practice of gel-based approach to proteomics, from sample preparation to database analysis. Courses that I co-lectured: Hands-on practice – Image acquisition of gels and Protein Spot picking; Databases on Proteomics.
  • Private tuition to A Level students for preparation for Biology and Physics exams (Cambridge International AS), March-June 2005, Portugal (tuition in English for international students)
  • 2012. Impact of dietary protein hydrolysates on skeleton quality and proteome in Diplodus sargus larvae. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 477-487.
  • 2012. Dietary lysine imbalance affects muscle proteome in zebrafish (Danio rerio): a comparative 2D-DIGE study. Marine Biotechnology. 643-654.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Mahaut de Vareilles (2013) Dietary Nitrogen Utilisation and Protein Expression in Fish. Universidade do Algarve. Thesis for a doctoral degree (PhD) in Nutrition in Aquaculture within Earth, Marine and Environment Sciences. Supervised by Dr. Luis E. Conceição (Sparos LDA), Prof. Ivar Rønnestad (University of Bergen) and Prof. Pedro LM Rodrigues (University of Algarve). https://sapientia.ualg.pt/bitstream/10400.1/6682/1/PhD%20THESIS%20de%20V...

Cordeiro OD, Silva TS, Alves RN, Costas B, Wulff T, Richard N, de Vareilles M, Conceição LE, Rodrigues PM. (2012) Changes in liver proteome expression of Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) in response to repeated handling stress. Marine Biotechnology 14(6): 714-29. DOI: 10.1007/s10126-012-9437-4

Inês Guerreiro, Mahaut de Vareilles, Pedro Pousão-Ferreira, Vera Rodrigues, Maria Teresa Dinis, Laura Ribeiro (2010) Effect of age-at-weaning on digestive capacity of white seabream (Diplodus sargus). Aquaculture 300 (1–4): 194–205. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.11.019

Ricardo N. Alves, Odete Cordeiro, Tomé S. Silva, Nadège Richard, Mahaut de Vareilles, Giovanna Marino, Patrizia Di Marco, Pedro M. Rodrigues, Luís E.C. Conceição (2010) Metabolic molecular indicators of chronic stress in gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) using comparative proteomics. Aquaculture 299 (1-4): 57-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.11.014

Mahaut de Vareilles (2008) Studies on the surface distribution of Dinoflagelate Cysts in the Guadiana River for paleoclimatic purposes. University of Algarve. Masters dissertation in Marine Biology and Fisheries. Supervised by Prof. Thomas Boski (University of Algarve), Dr. Cristina Veiga-Pires (University of Algarve) and Dr. Anne de Vernal (UQÀM, Canada)

  • TMS project Bjerknes CPU - Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit. https://bcpu.w.uib.no/ Project manager.
  • EU H2020 project TRIATLAS - SOUTH AND TROPICAL ATLANTIC CLIMATE-BASED MARINE ECOSYSTEM PREDICTION FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT. https://triatlas.w.uib.no/ Scientific and administrative project manager, mainly during proposal and grant preparation phase.


  • EU FP7 project PREFACE - Enhancing prediction of Tropical Atlantic climate and its impacts. www.preface-project.eu Scientific and Administrative Project Manager
  • NordForsk project GREENICE - Impacts of sea-ice and snow cover changes on climate, green growth and society. www.greenice.no Scientific and Administrative Project Manager
  • NFR (NorKlima) project EPOCASA - Enhancing seasonal-to-decadal prediction of climate for the North Atlantic sector and Arctic. www.epocasa.no Scientific and Administrative Project Manager