Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution SEE TEAM PUBLICATIONS: coming soon

Evolutionary genetics and ecology

GEE conducts research in genetics, genomics, ecology and evolution. We are interested in fungal, plant and bird ecology, in species interactions (in particular plant-parasite interactions) and in the evolutionary genomics of adaptation.

We want to understand how species and populations adapt to their environment and we want to identify the underlying genes and processes. Our biological models include plant pathogenic fungi, domesticated fungi involved in making cheese and dry-cured meat, apple trees, Arabidopsis and its enemies, as well as birds and their associated microbes.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution TEAM LEADER: Juergen Kroymann

PERMANENT STAFF
Antoine Branca, Tatiana Giraud, Anders Møller, Jeanne Ropars, Jacqui Shykoff, Alodie Snirc

DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
Besma Bouznif, Thibault Caron, Fantin Carpentier, Marine Duhamel, Seïf-eddine Nàadja, Malika Ouassou, Bastien Bennetot

TEMPORARY MEMBERS (POST-DOCS OR technical staff)
Jade Bruxaux, Fanny Hartmann, Yun Kwak, Stephanie Le Prieur, Ricardo Rodriguez de la Vega

Research areas:

Domestication of fungi involved in making cheese and dry-cured meat
Genomics of adaptation in plant pathogenic fungi
Evolution of sex and mating-type chromosomes
Domestication of apple trees
Multiple infections and evolution of virulence in plant pathogenic fungi
Host specialization and speciation in fungi
Function and evolution of plant defense systems
Evolution of parasite counteradaptations against plant defenses
Bird ecology
Bird-microbe interactions