Agathe Ballu

Position: Lecturer
Detailed position: Lecturer at AgroParisTech in phytopathology and crop protection

Team: Evolutionary genetics and ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Université Paris Saclay
Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette



Email: agathe.ballu (at) ; agathe.ballu @;

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

I am interested in the adaptation of phytopathogenic fungi to biotic and/or abiotic components of their environment. Within the team, our goal is to identify genes and mechanisms involved in this adaptation using population genetics and genomics approaches. I am currently studying 3 species of the Microbotryum genus (a model for host specialization and co-evolution studies in fungi), focusing on their evolutionary convergence towards virulence on the same host species.