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Pathobiome 2018

Fabrice Roux

CNRS research director Leader of the “Ecological genomics of adaptation in plant communities” group

Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes, Castanet-Tolosan, France

Fabrice Roux obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 on the prevention and management of herbicide resistance using Arabidopsis thaliana as an experimental model (under the supervision of Xavier Reboud, INRA Dijon). After his Ph.D., he spent one year as a junior lecturer in the laboratory of Genetics and Evolution of Plant Populations (GEPP, University of Lille 1) and worked on the evolution of early flowering in plants. He then spent a too short period (only one year) in the laboratory of Joy Bergelson (University of Chicago), where he became interested in identifying the genetic basis of quantitative resistance in the pathosystem A. thaliana-Pseudomonas viridiflava. Recruited as a CNRS researcher in 2006 at the GEPP (University of Lille 1), he developed his own research theme on the ecological genomics of adaptation in A. thaliana. The research of Fabrice mainly focused on (i) the identification of the genetic basis of complex adaptive traits with the aim to replace A. thaliana in an ecologically realistic context, and (ii) the study of adaptation at different spatial and temporal scales. Since July 2013, Fabrice joined the LIPM after obtaining a junior starting grant from the Labex TULIP (Toulouse). He is currently developing a project on ecological interactions of organism – organism interactions. He is particularly interested in identifying the genetic basis underlying coevolution in plant - pathogen and plant – plant interacting systems.