DR Alexandre Fournier-Level

DR Alexandre Fournier-Level


  • Adaptation to Environmental Stress
  • Genome-Wide Association



  • My research focuses on understanding how variations in the environment modulates the expression of genetic variation and its impact on genetic diversity. I focus on natural populations sourced from extreme climates both in model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and the model insect Drosophila melanogster to experiementally test their response to environmental stress such as temperature and light for plants and insecticide exposure for insects. I have worked in four countries over three continents and studied three different organisms, trying to broaden the scope of my research. My current research programs involved cutting edge bioinformatics tools for the analysis of next generation genomics data but always grounding these in a real-life experimental setup.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Montpellier 2009
  • MSc, University of Montpellier 2006
  • BSc, Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture d'Angers 2004


Available for supervision

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Supervision Statement

  • I'll be happy to supervise project in the field of population evolutionary genetics. My research focuses on understanding how environmental variation modulates the expression of genetic variation in plants and insects. I use computational method and next generation genomics to address these questions, but always grounding the hypotheses in an experimental context.