Jimenez-gomez lab

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Institute Jean Pierre Bourgin
INRA - Versailles
Route de Saint Cyr
78026 Versailles Cedex
Tel: +33 1 30 83 33 16
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The Jiménez-Gómez group (or Plant Adaptive Genomics and Genetics group) combines bioinformatics, molecular biology and classic genetic analyses to identify and characterize genes important for plant natural variation and domestication. Our main working models are Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Read more...

Our lab is part of the Institute Jean Pierre Bourgin in Versailles, France. IJPB is one of the largest plant science research centers in Europe, and a part of a joint research unit under the supervision of INRA and AgroParisTech. We have been very happily integrated into the Variation group that includes the labs of Olivier Loudet and Nicolas Bouché in addition to our lab. Until its closure in 2015, our group was part of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.

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José M Jiménez-Gómez

Lei Zhang

Dorothee Wozny

Pauline Rouillard

Former members...





PhD position

In tomato circadian rhythms

Master position

In tomato genetics

Master position

For a computational biologist



Sept 2017 - ANR grant awarded!

In collaboration with the lab of Vincent Colot at ENS! We will be working together on deciphering the role of transposable elements in tomato evolution.

May 2017 - New postdoc in the lab

Welcome to Dorothee Wozny!!!. She is our new ANR postdoc, that just finished her PhD Thesis in the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research working on QTL for seed longevity in Barley.

April 2017 - Tomato trichomes

Great collaboration with Alain Tisser, who performed an in depth analysis on how tomato trichomes produce such an incredible variation in secondary metabolites: Read it here...

April 2017 - Stress tolerance in the "resurrection species"

One of nature's wonders explained by a group of international collaborators coordinated by The Seed lab at Wageningen. We are proud to be part of: A footprint of desiccation tolerance in the genome of Xerophyta viscosa

Dec 2016 - Again! We made it to Nature Genetics

Great collaboration with the Lippman Lab at CSHL! These guys rule! Variation in the flowering gene SELF PRUNING 5G promotes day-neutrality and early yield in tomato

April 2016 -"Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" ... check!

Jose has obtained his "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches". This means we are allowed to have PhD students. Apply when you are ready!!!

Jan 2016 - News and Views on our paper

Thanks to Steve Kay and Marie Remigereau for writing a nice summary of our paper in Nature Genetics: Cultivated tomato clock runs slow And to Jun Lyu for writing a Research Highlight in Nature Plants: Tomato domestication: Slowing down the clock

Nov 2015 - Our paper in Nature Genetics

Domestication selected for deceleration of the circadian clock in cultivated tomato

Oct 2015 - ANR grant awarded!

This is a good start for the lab. Our project, called STRESSNET, is featured in the SPS newsletter