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Group leader Amandine Cornille - Young ATIP / AVENIR team

Welcome to Amandine Cornille team at the Génétique Quantitative and Evolution lab,
Université Paris Saclay!

Amandine Cornille is currently group leader of a young ATIP / AVENIR team created in January 2019 at the Genetic Quantitative and Evolution (France) working on plant and insect population and evolutionary genomics, in particular on the ecological genomics of apple-aphid interaction.

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Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon
Ferme du Moulon
F-91190 Gif-sur-Yvette
e-mail : amandine.cornille[at], amandine.cornille[at]
Phone: + 33 1 69 33 23 52
Google Scholar profile - Research Gate - ORCID
Twitter : @CornilleAmand



We work on the evolutionary forces underlying the adaptation of populations and the emergence of new species, using population genetics and genomics approaches combined with field experiments. We study both short and long evolutionary timescales (domestication and wild species divergence, respectively) to investigate the ecological factors and genomic processes underlying adaptation.

In particular, we focus on plant biotic interactions, which are fundamental to our understanding of biodiversity and adaptation; research over the past decades has indeed clearly demonstrated that interactions between species are major drivers of adaptive evolution. We focus on the adaptive genomics of apple-aphid interactions in the context of domestication to understand the impact of apple domestication on the adaptation of a major apple aphid pest Dysaphis plantaginea (the rosy apple aphid), to its apple hosts in Eurasia, the cultivated (Malus domestica) and wild apples (Malus sylvestris, Malus sieversii and Malus orientalis). Recently, we have also started to focus on the aphid-endosymbiotic bacteria interaction. We are also building an orchard of wild apples at Univ. Paris Saclay for scientific, mediation and conservation purposes [link to the DEEV website SOON!].

Keywords: adaptation, introgressions, gene flow, conservation, agroforestery, breeding, ecology, domestication, weed, coevolution, pest evolution, endosymbiotic bacteria, citizen science.

See the progress of the project on @CornilAmand (twitter) and here.