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Catherine Deborde (Dr)

Catherine Deborde
© Stéphane Rasoarahona, SUPTICE, U Rennes 1 - 2018
Research Engineer in NMR and metabolism


  • Education - Degrees :
    1989 DUT Chimie. IUT de Poitiers, France. Two-year university study in Chemistry.
    1993 Ingénieur Chimiste. European High Institute of Chemistry of Strasburg. (E.H.I.C.S), France. Three-year university study in Chemistry.
    1994 Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies. Physico-Chemistry and Quality of Bio-Products. One-year post-graduate research at the University of Nantes, France
    1998 PhD ENSAR, specialty Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology. École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Rennes, France
  • Career :
    1998 – 2003 : INRA Rennes, UR Laboratoire de Recherches de Technologie Laitière. Microbiology team.
    Research Engineer NMR and microbial metabolism
    Since 2003 : INRAE Nouvelle Aquitaine - Bordeaux, UMR Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie, Metabolism Team, et Bordeaux Metabolome Facility
    Research Engineer NMR and metabolism
    Technical leader of   Bordeaux Metabolome Facility (2007 – 2018)

CV online on the HAL-INRAE Portal :


Tél. 05 57 12 25 30 / 25 78


Complete liste of publications on the HAL-INRAE Portal

Selection of oral communications (* speaker)

Deborde C*, Jacob D, Fontaine J-X, Molinié R, Roch L, Clavé A, Gibon Y, Batsale M, Mesnard F, Moing A. An overview of NMR applications in metabolite profiling of small molecules for plant metabolism studies. 2nd International Plant Spectroscopy Conference (IPSC), Berlin, Germany, March 24-28, 2019. Invited Conference

Deborde C*, Jacob D, Roques S, Roch L, Clavé A, Batsale M, Moing A. (2019) NMR-based metabolomics at Bordeaux Metabolome Facility: 4 short stories. A Franco-Israeli Symposium in Magnetic Resonance. The David Lopatie Conference Centre, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, January 20-22, 2019. Invited Conference

Deborde C*, Madji Hounoum B, Maucourt M, Jacob D, Terrier F, Corraze G, Médale F, Fauconneau B, Moing A. NMR metabolomics: a useful tool in aquaculture feed development. 14th International Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Food Science, MRFood2018, Rennes, France, September 17-21, 2018. Selected Conference

Deborde C*, Madji Hounoum B, Jacob D, Maucourt M, Roques S, Terrier F, Corraze G, Médale F, Skiba-Cassy S, Moing A, Fauconneau B. NMR-based metabolomics workflow for quality and effect assessment of alternative plant-based diets in rainbow trout. 11èmes JS du Réseau Francophone de Métabolomique et Fluxomique, Liège, Belgium 23-25 May, 2018. Invited Conference.

MOOC metabolomics :

Selection of Publications


Pagés G, Deborde C, Lemaire-Chamley M, Moing A, Bonny J-M (2020) MRSI vs CEST MRI to understand tomato metabolism in ripening fruit: Is there a better contrast? Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry in press.

Dey A, Charrier B, Martineau E, Deborde C, Gandriau E, Moing A, Jacob D, Eshchenko, Schnell M, Melzi R, Kurzbach D, Ceillier M, Chappuis Q, Cousin S, Kempf J, Jannin S, Dumez J-B, Giraudeau P (2020) Hyperpolarized NMR Metabolomics at Natural 13C Abundance. Analytical Chemistry, 92: 14867-14871. DOI:10.1021/acs.analchem.0c03510

Deborde C, Fontaine J-X, Jacob D, Botana A, Nicaise V, Richard-Forget F, Lecomte S, Decourtil C, Hamade K, Mesnard F, Moing A, Molinié R (2019) Optimizing 1D 1H-NMR profiling of plant samples for high throughput analysis: extract preparation, standardization, automation and spectra processing. Metabolomics, 15:28, DOI: 10.1007/s11306-019-1488-3 – associated open data DOI:10.15454/ERCVZR

Deborde C, Moing A, Roch L, Jacob D, Rolin D, Giraudeau P (2017) Plant metabolism as studied by NMR spectroscopy. Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 102-103: 61-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.pnmrs.2017.05.001

Jacob D, Deborde C, Lefebvre M, Maucourt M, Moing A (2017) NMRProcFlow: a graphical and interactive tool dedicated to 1D spectra processing for NMR-based metabolomics. Metabolomics 13:36, DOI: 10.1007/s11306-017-1178-y

Bornet A, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Jacob D, Milani J, Vuichoud B, Ji X, Dumez J-N, Moing A, Bodenhausen G, Jannin S, Giraudeau P (2016) Highly Repeatable Dissolution Dynamic Nuclear Polarization for Heteronuclear NMR Metabolomics. Analytical chemistry 88:6179-6183. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b01094

Dumez J-N, Milani J, Vuichoud B, Bornet A, Lalande-Martin J, Tea I, Yon M, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Moing A, Frydman L, Bodenhausen G, Jannin S, Giraudeau P (2015) Hyperpolarized NMR of plant and cancer cell extracts at natural abundance. Analyst 140 :5860-5863. DOI : 10.1039/c5an01203a

Jézéquel T, Deborde C, Maucourt M, Zhendre V, Moing A, Giraudeau P (2015) Absolute quantification of metabolites in tomato fruit extracts by fast 2D NMR. Metabolomics 11:1131-1142. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-015-0780-0

Jacob D, Deborde C, Moing A (2013) An efficient spectra processing method for metabolite identification from 1H-NMR metabolomics data. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 405:5049-5061. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-013-6852-y

Allwood JW, de Vos CHR, Moing A, Deborde C, Erban A, Kopka J, Goodacre R, Hall R (2011) Chapter sixteen - Plant metabolomics and its potential for systems biology research: background concepts, technology and methodology. In D Jameson, M Verma, HV Westerhoff, eds, Part of volume Methods in Systems Biology. Methods in Enzymology, Vol 500. Academic Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp 299-336. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385118-5.00016-5


Salek R, Neumann S, Schober D, Hummel J, Billiau K, Kopka J, Correa E, Reijmers T, Rosato A, Tenori L, Turano P, Marin S, Deborde C, Jacob D, Rolin D, Dartigues B, Conesa P, Haug K, Rocca-Serra P, O’Hagan S, Hao J, Vliet Mv, Sysi-Aho M, Ludwig C, Bouwman J, Cascante M, Ebbels T, Griffin JL, Moing A, Nikolski M, Oresic M, Sansone SA, Viant MR, Goodacre R, Günther UL, Hankemeier T, Luchinat C, Walther D, Steinbeck C (2015) COordination of Standards in MetabOlomicS (COSMOS): facilitating integrated metabolomics data access. Metabolomics 11:1587-1597. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-015-0810-y

Plant Metabolomics

Bernillon S, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Chéreau S, Jacob D, Priymenko N, Laporte B, Coumoul X, Salles B, Rogowsky P, Richard-Forget F, Moing A (2018) Characterization of GMO or glyphosate effects on the composition of maize grain and maize-based diet for rat feeding. Metabolomics 14 :1-12. DOI : 10.1007/s11306-018-1329-9

Lamari N, Zhendre V, Urrutia M, Bernillon S, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Prodhomme D, Jacob D, Ballias P, Rolin D, Sellier H, Rabier D, Gibon Y, Giauffret C, Moing A. (2018) Metabotyping of 30 maize hybrids under early-sowing conditions reveals potential marker-metabolites for breeding. Metabolomics 14:132. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-018-1427-8

Deborde C, Jacob D (2014) Exploring plant primary metabolism with MeRy-B a metabolomic database and knowledge base dedicated to plant. In G Sriram, ed, Plant Metabolism: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, Humana Press, vol 1083, pp 3-16. DOI : 10.1007/978-1-62703-661-0_1

Fruit Metabolomics

Musseau C, Jorly J, Gadin S, Sørensen I, Deborde C, Bernillon S, Mauxion JP, Atienza I, Moing A, Lemaire-Chamley M, Rose JKC, Chevalier C, Rothan C, Fernandez-Lochu L, Gévaudant F (2020) The Tomato Guanylate-Binding Protein SlGBP1 Enables Fruit Tissue Differentiation by Maintaining Endopolyploid Cells in a Non-proliferative State. Plant cell. DOI: tpc.00245.2020

Roch L, Prigent S, Klose H, Capko CB, Beauvoit B, Deborde C, Fouillen L, van Delft P, Jacob D, Usadel B, Dai Z, Génard M, Vercambre G, Colombié S, Moing A, Gibon Y (2020) Biomass composition explains fruit relative growth rate and discriminates climacteric from non-climacteric species. Journal of Experimental Botany 71: 5823-5836. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eraa302

Lemaire-Chamley M, Mounet F, Deborde C, Maucourt M, Jacob J, Moing A (2019) NMR-Based Tissular and Developmental Metabolomics of Tomato Fruit. Metabolites 9:5, DOI:10.3390/metabo9050093

Botton A, Rasori A, Ziliotto F, Moing A, Maucourt M, Bernillon S, Deborde C, Petterle A, Varotto S, Bonghi C (2016). The peach HECATE3-like gene FLESHY plays a double role during fruit development. Plant Molecular Biology 91: 97-114. DOI: 10.1007/s11103-016-0445-z

Bénard C, Bernillon S, Biais B, Osorio S, Maucourt M, Ballias P, Deborde C, Colombié S, Cabasson C, Jacob D, Vercambre G, Gautier H, Rolin D, Génard M, Fernie AR, Gibon Y, Moing A (2015). Metabolomic profiling in tomato reveals diel compositional changes in fruit affected by source-sink relationships. Journal of Experimental Botany 66:3391-404. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erv151

Bernillon S, Biais B, Deborde C, Maucourt M, Cabasson C, Gibon Y, Hansen TH, Husted S, de Vos CH, Mumm R, Jonker H, Ward JL, Miller SJ, Baker JM, Burger J, Tadmor Y, Beale MH, Schjoerring JK, Schäffer AA, Rolin D, Hall RD, Moing A (2013) Metabolomic and elemental profiling of melon fruit quality as affected by genotype and environment. Metabolomics 9: 57-77. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-012-0429-1

Moing A, Aharoni A, Biais B, Rogachev I, Meir S, Brodsky L, Allwood JW, Erban A, Dunn WB, Kay L, de Koning S, de Vos CHR, Jonker H, Mumm R, Deborde C, Maucourt M, Bernillon S, Gibon Y, Hansen TH, Husted S, Goodacre R, Kopka J, Schjoerring JK, Rolin D, Hall R (2011) Extensive metabolic cross talk in melon fruit revealed by spatial and developmental combinatorial metabolomics. New Phytologist 190:683-696. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03626.x

Fish nutrition metabolomics

Roques S, Deborde C, Richard N, Marchand Y, Larroquet L, Prigent S, Skiba-Cassy S, Moing A, Fauconneau B (2020) Proton-NMR Metabolomics of Rainbow Trout Fed a Plant-Based Diet Supplemented with Graded Levels of a Protein-Rich Yeast Fraction Reveal Several Metabolic Processes Involved in Growth. Journal of Nutrition 150:2268-2277, DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa206

Roques S, Deborde C, Richard N, Sergent L, Kurz F, Skiba-Cassy S, Fauconneau B, Moing A (2018) Characterizing alternative feeds for rainbow trout (O. mykiss) by 1H NMR metabolomics. Metabolomics 14:155, DOI : 10.1007/s11306-018-1454-5 - associated open data DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1423124

Gatesoupe FJ, Fauconneau B, Deborde C, Madji Hounoum B, Jacob D, Moing A, Corraze G, Médale F (2018) Intestinal microbiota in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, fed diets with different levels of fish-based and plant ingredients: A correlative approach with some plasma metabolites. Aquaculture Nutrition 24:1563-1576. DOI : 10.1111/anu.12793 - associated open data DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1035257


Co-founder of the French Network of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (Réseau Français de Métabolomique et Fluxomique) in 2005.
Animation and scientific communication of the RFMF ( from 2005 to 2015.
Moderator of the '' mailing list since its creation.
Honorary member since 2018

« Activities in France » In « Metabolomics across the globe » Metabolomics 2013, 9 :258-264

Database and knowledge base on plant metabolomics: Metabolomics Repository Bordeaux MeRy-B

Jacob D, Deborde C (2012) MeRy-B: a plant metabolomics database and knowledgebase.

Member of International Society for Plant Spectroscopy (ISPS) since 2019.