Fanny Hartmann

Position: Post-doc

Team: Evolutionary genetics and ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 360, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex

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


Email : fanny.hartmann (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Genetique et Ecologie Evolutives team. My main research interest consists in using genomics tools to learn more on the evolutionary processes and genomic mechanisms underlying adaptation and diversity of plant pathogenic fungi.

My current projects investigate the genetic basis of coevolution, local adaptation and population divergence in the anther-smut fungi that are parasites of wild plant in natural ecosystems. I am in particular interested in the role of chromosomal rearrangements and the evolution of non-recombining regions, such as sex chromosomes, in these processes.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Hartmann F.E., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Brandenburg J.T., Carpentier F., Giraud T. 2018. Gene presence-absence polymorphism in castrating anther-smut fungi: recent gene gains and phylogeographic structure. Genome Biology and Evolution, 5:1298–1314. doi:10.1093/gbe/evy089

Branco S., Carpentier F., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Badouin H., Snirc A., Le Prieur S., Coelho M.A., de Vienne D.M., Hartmann F.E., Begerow D., Hood M.E., Giraud T. 2018. Multiple convergent supergene evolution events in mating-type chromosomes. Nature Communications. 9:2000. doi : 10.1038/s41467-018-04380-9.

Hartmann F.E., McDonald B.A., Croll D. 2018. Genome-wide evidence for divergent selection among populations of a major agricultural pathogen. Molecular Ecology. 1–17. doi :10.1111/mec.14711

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