SELOSSE Marc-André

Marc-André SELOSSE is a professor at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, a visiting professor at the Universities of Gdansk (Poland) and Viçosa (Brazil) and a member of the Académie d'Agriculture. His research at the Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB, UMR 7205) focuses on the ecology and evolution of associations with mutual benefits (symbioses). Within ISYEB, the Interactions et évolution végétale et fongique Team (INEVEF), led by Marc-André Selosse, is interested in the diversity and evolutionary history of terrestrial plants (Embryophytes) and fungi (Eumycètes) in relation to their interactions with their environment. INEVEF focuses in particular on the study of mycorrhizae, a nutrient symbiosis that has appeared many times in evolution, between the roots of plants and soil fungi. Mycologist and botanist, Marc-Andre Sélosse works in particular on the mycorrhizal symbioses that unite fungi from the soil to the roots of plants. He is interested in the specific and genetic diversity of the fungi involved, and in the evolution of these symbioses (especially in orchids). He teaches in various university courses and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and contributes to various SVT teacher training courses. President of the Société Botanique de France, he is the editor of three international scientific journals (Symbiosis, The New Phytologist and ABG - BotanyLetters). He has published nearly a hundred research articles and as many popularization articles, all freely downloadable online.

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