• MIVEGEC, CNRS, Montpellier, France
  • Evolutionary Applications, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Epidemiology, Life History, Phenotypic Plasticity
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SUMMARY OF ACADEMIC INTERESTS: My research concerns the evolution of mosquito-Plasmodium interactions. I work on the physiological, immunological and behavioural alterations that take place in mosquitoes when they are infected by Plasmodium, the consequences of the evolution of insecticide and drug resistance on the interaction, and the potential interference between Plasmodium and bacterial endosymbionts such as Wolbachia.

CURRENT POSITION: • CNRS Montpellier, Tenured Researcher (DR2)

PREVIOUS RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS: • Visiting scholar, Dept Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University (2015) • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain (2003-2006) • Laboratoire de Génétique et Evolution des Maladies Infectieuses, Montpellier, France (2003) • ICAPB, University of Edinburgh, UK (1999-2002) • Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte, Tours, France (1997-1999) • University of Jyväskylä, Finland (1996) • Centre for Population Biology, Silwood Park, UK (1994-1995) • PhD Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK (1994)

SCIENTIFIC SERVICE • Member of the CNRS Scientific Board, Section 29: "Ecology and Evolutionary Biology" (2016-2021) • Associate Editor "Evolution" (2017-2019) • Member of the NESCent Scientific Advisory Board (2011-2014) • Editorial Board Member (Reviewing Editor) "Journal of Evolutionary Biology" (2009-2013)

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Addicted? Reduced host resistance in populations with defensive symbionts
Martinez J, Cogni R, Cao C, Smith S, Illingworth CJR & Jiggins FM

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Hooked on Wolbachia

This very nice paper by Martinez et al. [1] provides further evidence, if further evidence was needed, of the extent to which heritable microorganisms run the evolutionary show.
Wolbachia is an ubiquitous endosymbiont of arthropods who has been recently shown to protect its hosts against viral infections. Here, Martinez et al. are able to show that this multifaceted heritable symbiont weakens selective pressures induced by viruses on host immune genes. In a series of very elegant experim...


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