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LEFEBVRE Véronique


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Position - Research emphasis

Current Position: Leader of the RDS group; Senior Scientist; WP4 co-leader of the European G2P-SOL project (2016-2021)

Presentation: Véronique Lefebvre worked at INRA since 1990. She conducts research to decipher the genetic, molecular and functional bases of natural disease resistance in Solanaceae; its researches are now moving toward understanding evolutionary strength of plant-pest interactions to impact the sustainable management of resistance to Oomycetes in vegetable Solanaceae. Her efforts contributed to the study of diversity among Capsicum, to the establishment of genetic reference maps, to the identification and characterization of disease resistance QTLs, and to QTL cloning. She also taught plant genetics and plant disease resistance from 1995 to 2013.

Research emphasis: plant biology; Mendelian, quantitative, evolutionary and population genetics; genetic diversity; genomics; plant-pathogen molecular interactions; sustainable management of crop health; effectoromic; adaptative mechanisms.

Model: Solanaceae (Capsicum spp., Solanum spp.) and Oomycetes (Phytophthora spp.) 

Qualifications and work experience

2016-…                 WP4 co-leader of the European project H2020 G2P-SOL: Linking genetic resources, genomes and phenotypes of Solanaceous crops

2016-…                 Group leader "Sustainable Resistance in Solanaceae", INRA Avignon - Montfavet, UPR 1052 GAFL

2013-…                 Director of Research Unit 1052 GAFL, INRA Avignon – Montfavet

2011-2012           Deputy Director of Research Unit 1052 GAFL, with Dr. M. Causse, Director

2011-2013           Co-head of the Molecular Biology Regional platform of the Research Center INRA PACA, Avignon with Dr. M. Jacquemond

2010-2012           Group leader "Sustainable Resistance in Solanaceae", INRA Avignon - Montfavet, UPR 1052 GAFL

2005-2011           WP1 co-leader of the European project FP7 BIOEXPLOIT: Exploitation of natural plant biodiversity for the production of pesticide-free food

2004                      Senior Research Scientist « Directeur de Recherches 2ème classe », INRA

1998-2003           Co-head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory of the Research Center INRA Avignon with Dr. M. Jacquemond

1998                      Confirmed Research Scientist « Chargée de Recherches 1ère classe », INRA

1994                      Young Research Scientist « Chargée de Recherches 2ème classe », INRA

1993                      PhD of Paris XI-Orsay University (équivalent PhD) – Supervisors: Dr. A. Palloix, Dr. D. de Vienne, Dr. M. Rives). Lefebvre, V. 1993. Marquage moléculaire et analyse de résistances polygéniques : Interaction Piment (Capsicum annuum L.) - Phytophthora capsici Leon. PhD thesis of Paris XI - Orsay University: 182 p. Link 

1990                      Internship at the Laboratory of Pr. S. Tanksley, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,  USA

1990                      Graduate student « Attachée Scientifique Contractuelle », INRA

1989                      « Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies » in Genetic Resources, Plant Pre-breeding and Breeding, Paris XI - Orsay University / INA-PG (Master 2 equivalent)

1989                      Graduate of the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon for life-science engineering

1989                      Internship at Laboratoire de Biologie Moléculaire des Relations Plantes - Micro-organismes,  INRA/CNRS Toulouse.

1986-1987           Graduate in Applied Physiology for Plant Production, University of Angers, (Licence 3 + Master 1 equivalent)


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