Françoise LAMY

Françoise Lamy

Position: Lecturer

Team: Plant diversity and evolution

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique et Évolution – IDEEV
Bureau 2309 Bât. 680 – 12, route 128
91190 Gif Sur Yvette

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 67 28


Email: francoise.lamy (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My research focuses mainly on the evolution of cultivated plants and the dynamics of biodiversity. The developed projects integrate different levels of study: from the genome to the population level.

Currently, I participate in the project PlantEvol, on the biodiversity of plants in the sub-Antarctic islands, coordinated by F. Hennion of the University of Rennes. This project is funded by IPEV for field missions to the Kerguelen Islands. We are interested in the biodiversity of endemic plants of the Kerguelen Islands in changing environments.

Personally, I am particularly focalizing on Lyallia kerguelensis, which is only present on the island of Kerguelen. It is a cushion plant, on which little information is available.

A bank of microsatellite sequences at Lyallia was developped, thanks to funding obtained from the ZATA. About 50 pairs of primers have been tested for the validation of microsatellite markers in this species. 14 microsatellite markers are available for the genetic study of Lyallia.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Responsable de la Licence Sciences de la Vie (UVSQ). J’interviens dans :
UE « Analyse des génomes et programmation python » : niveau L2 SV, SVT et Informatique (UVSQ).
UE « Bio-Informatique » : en Licence pro Biotechnologies (Paris-Sud & UVSQ).
UE « Biologie moléculaire » : niveau L2 SV (UVSQ).
Socle génétique-génomique : niveau M1 BS (UVSQ).
UE « Méthodologies de travail universitaire » : portail Chimie-Biologie et Biologie-Informatique (L1).

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Career path

ATER Paris VI 1991 et 1992
Professeur contractuel UVSQ : 1993
MC UVSQ depuis 1994.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Mihoub I., Robert T., Ghashghaie J., Vilatersana R., Lamy F., Benmrid R., Lamothe-Sibold M. & Aid F. 2017 – Phylogenetic position of two endemic Carthamus species in Algeria and their potential as sources of genes for water use efficiency improvement of safflower. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 55: 34-43. FI

Labeyrie V., Deu M., Dussert Y., Rono B., Lamy F., Marangu C., Kiambi D., Calatayud C., d’Eeckenbrugge GC., Robert T. & Leclerc C. 2016 – Past and present dynamics of sorghum and pearl millet diversity in Mount Kenya region. Evolutionary Applications 9: 1241-1257. FI

Luxereau A.  LG, Abad A.,  Maï-Ousmane A.,  Snirc A.,  Lamy F., Dussert Y. ,  Raimond C.,  Garine E., Robert T. ,. 2014 – La diversité des échanges de plantes : regards interdisciplinaires. In Les échanges et la communication dans le bassin du Lac Tchad. Universita degli studi di Napoli « L’Orientale ». Eds. S. Baldi et G. Maurin. Napoli. FI

Lakis G., Navascues M., Rekima S., Simon M., Remigereau M -S., Leveugle M., Takvorian N., Lamy F., Depaulis F. & Robert T. 2012 – Evolution of neutral and flowering genes along pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) domestication. PLoS One 7, FI 3.73.

Robert, T., Khalfallah, N., Martel, E., Lamy, F., Poncet, V., Allinne, C., Remigereau, MS., Rekima, S., Leveugle, M., Lakis, G., Siljak-Yakovlev, S. & Sarr, A. 2011 – Pennisetum. In : C. Kole (ed.), Wild Crop Relatives – Genomic and Breeding Resources, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp 217-255.