Fanny Hartmann

Position: Lecturer

Team: Evolutionary genetics and ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Bureau 2323 Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 72 82


Email : fanny.hartmann (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My main research interest consists in studying evolutionary processes and genetic mechanisms underlying adaptation, genome evolution and diversity. I use fungi as study system.

My current research projects consist in investigating the evolution of fungal mating-type chromosomes, that show large non-recombining regions in some species and are great models to study new hypothesis for the evolution of sex chromosomes and recombination suppression in general. I am also interested in the genetic basis of host specialization, local adaptation and population divergence in fungi, focusing in particular in the role of chromosomal rearrangements in these processes.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


L1, L2 & L3 : Algorithmics (Python programming) – Bioinformatics – Botany – Ecology – Evolutionary Biology – Population Genetics

Master :Evolutionary Biology – Population Genomics

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Publications (selected list)

Vittorelli N., Snirc A., Levert E., Gautier V., Lalanne C., De Filippo E., Rodriguez de la Vega R. C., Gladieux P., Guillou S., Zhang Y., Tejomurthula S., Grigoriev I.V., Debuchy R., Silar P., Giraud T., Hartmann F.E.. Stepwise recombination suppression around the mating-type locus in the fungus Schizothecium tetrasporum (Ascomycota, Sordariales). BioRxiv 2022 doi:10.1101/2022.07.20.500756

Hartmann F.E. 2022. Using structural variants to understand the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of fungal plant pathogens. New Phytol. 234:43–49.

Hartmann F.E., Ament-Velásquez S.L., Vogan A.A., Gautier V., Le Prieur S., Berramdane M., Snirc A., Johannesson H., Grognet P., Malagnac F., Silar P., Giraud T. 2021. Size variation of the non-recombining region on the mating-type chromosomes in the fungal Podospora anserina species complex. Molecular Biology and Evolution. msab040, 

Hartmann F.E., Duhamel M., Carpentier F., Hood M.E., Foulongne-Oriol M., Silar P., Malagnac F., Grognet P., Giraud T. 2021. Recombination suppression and evolutionary strata around mating-type loci in fungi: documenting patterns and understanding evolutionary and proximate causes. New Phytologist Tansley review 229(5) 2470-2491

Hartmann F.E., Croll D. 2017. Distinct trajectories of massive recent gene gains and losses in populations of a microbial eukaryotic pathogen. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34:11. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx208

Hartmann F.E., Sánchez-Vallet A., McDonald B.A., Croll D. 2017. A fungal wheat pathogen evolved host specialization by extensive chromosomal rearrangements. The ISME Journal. 11:1189–1204. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.196