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My research aims at understanding the process of natural selection by which a species adapts to its environment, and in particular the repercussions of this adaptation at the genomic level. My model is the insecticide resistance in mosquitoes: I seek to understand 1) the genetic basis of this adaptation, including the role of gene copy number variations, 2) the fitness consequences of these adaptive mutations, and 3) the dynamics of this adaptation in natural populations. The main techniques are molecular biology and genomics, population cage experiments and computer modelling.
I am a Professor in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Montpellier, and I mainly teach undergraduate courses (Biology of organisms, Evolutionary ecology, Histories of science, etc.).
– Deputy director of the Biology-Ecology teaching department (BE), Faculty of Sciences
– Council member of the OSU OREME
– Junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)