Research teams

Adaptive Genetics and Genomics

AGG 2 members

February 2019 - Paper on FRI natural variation published

This is the preprint from June 2019. Read it all formatted in The Plant Journal.

June 2019 - Lab's first preprint uploaded

We have uploaded our first preprint to BioRxiv and we are loving it! Titled: "Functional Analysis of FRIGIDA Using Naturally Occurring Variation in Arabidopsis thaliana".  See a short summary about the paper in twitter; or read the complete manuscript  here

Mars 2019 - New member

Big welcome to Thomas Sapir, who enters the team as an Assistant Ingenieur. He will be working hard to map QTLs for tomato flowering time. 

December 2018 - Level up!

The group leader, José M Jiménez-Gómez has been promoted to DR2, as a recognition from INRA to his maturity in research and research management. 

Octobre 2018 - ANR PRCI grant succeeded.

This is a collaborative project with Dr. Schneeberger at MPIPZ. We will have funds to host a bioinformatician that will be looking at tomato evolution. Apply here if you are interested.

June 2018 - Commentary published about our article

Thanks to Santiago Mora-García and Marcelo J. Yanovsky for writing about our latest paper in a "Commentary " article in PNAS: "A large deletion within the clock gene LNK2 contributed to the spread of tomato cultivation from Central America to Europe".

May 2018 - Our new paper on circadian rhythms in tomato

"Mutations in EID1 and LNK2 caused light-conditional clock deceleration during tomato domestication" was published in PNAS. Read it in PNAS.

Sept 2017 - ANR grant awarded!

In collaboration with the lab of Vincent Colot at ENS! We will be working together on deciphering the role of transposable elements in tomato evolution.

May 2017 - New postdoc in the lab

Welcome to Dorothee Wozny!!!. She is our new ANR postdoc, that just finished her PhD Thesis in the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research working on QTL for seed longevity in Barley. 

April 2017 - Tomato trichomes

Great collaboration with Alain Tisser, who performed an in depth analysis on how tomato trichomes produce such an incredible variation in secondary metabolites: Read it here...

April 2017 - Stress tolerance in the "resurrection species"

One of nature's wonders explained by a group of international collaborators coordinated by The Seed lab in Wageningen University. We are proud to be part of: A footprint of desiccation tolerance in the genome of Xerophyta viscosa

Dec 2016 - Again! We made it to Nature Genetics

Great collaboration with the Lipmann lab at CSHL! These guys rule! Variation in the flowering gene SELF PRUNING 5G promotes day-neutrality and early yield in tomato 

April 2016 -"Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" ... check!

Jose has obtained his "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches". This means we are allowed to have PhD students. Apply when you are ready!!!

Feb 2016 - Spotlight article on our paper

Thanks to Ekaterina Shor and Rachel Green for this nice article in Trends in Plant Science: The Impact of Domestication on the Circadian Clock

Jan 2016 - Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics closed

After 12 years in the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Maarten Koornneef retires from his position as director of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics on the 31 January 2016

All the best to this brilliant researcher, ideal boss and wonderful person.

Jan 2016 - News and Views on our paper

Thanks to Steve Kay and Marie Remigereau for writing a nice summary of our paper in Nature Genetics: Cultivated tomato clock runs slow. And to Jun Lyu for writing a Research Highlight in Nature Plants: Tomato domestication: Slowing down the clock 

Nov 2015 - Our paper in Nature Genetics

Domestication selected for deceleration of the circadian clock in cultivated tomato

Oct 2015 - ANR grant awarded!

This is a good start for the lab. Our project, called STRESSNET, is featured in the SPS newsletter

Summer 2014 - We have moved to the Institute Jean Pierre Bourgin

Here we continue with our research and exploit new topics. Check out more about our


Adaptive Genetics and Genomics