Christine DILLMANN

Christine DILLMANN

 last updated 04/01/2023 -   +33 (0)1 69 33 23 48
 Biology and Adaptation, Systems in Evolution
 Université Paris-Saclay, Faculté des Sciences, Professor
 publications - orcid 


  • Professor at Université Paris-Saclay
  • Head of BASE team (2001-2019)
  • Head of the lab Quantitative Genetics & Evolution - Le Moulon (2019-)

Research interests

I am interested in understanding the causes of phenotypic variation within populations, and the (co)evolution of genetic polymorphism and phenotypic variation.


Research and University management

  • Member of the Council of the Biology department, Faculté des Sciences, Université Paris-Sud (2012-2016).
  • Member of the research council of Université Paris-Sud (2016-2019).
  • Actively involved in the evaluation of research: CCSU, Université Paris-Sud ; CSS GVA (researchers) and CEI (engineers) INRA.


  • Coton C., Dillmann C. , de Vienne D.. (2023) Evolution of enzyme levels in metabolic pathways: A theoretical approach. Part 2. Journal of Theoretical Biology, (558) 111354
  • Desbiez-Piat A., Ressayre A., Marchadier E., Noly A., Remoue C., Vitte C., Belcram H., Bourgais A., Galic N., Guilloux ML., Tenaillon MI., Dillmann C. . (2023) Pervasive GxE interactions shape adaptive trajectories and the exploration of the phenotypic space in artificial selection experiments. Genetics, (in press) 2023.01.13.523786
  • Desbiez-Piat A., Ressayre A., Marchadier E., Noly A., Bourgais A., Galic N., Le Guilloux M., Tenaillon MI., Dillmann C. . (2023) The coupling between mutations effects and environment guides the exploration of phenotypic space as evidenced in artificial selection experiments. (Crossref),
  • Coton C., Talbot G., Le Louarn M., Dillmann C. , de Vienne D.. (2022) Evolution of enzyme levels in metabolic pathways: A theoretical approach. Part 1. Journal of Theoretical Biology, (538) 111015
  • Plancade S., Marchadier E., Huet S., Ressayre A., Noûs C., Dillmann C. . (2021) A new hypothesis-testing model for phyllochron based on a stochastic process - application to analysis of genetic and environment effects in maize. (Crossref),
  • David O., Le Rouzic A., Dillmann C. . (2021) Optimization of sampling designs for pedigrees and association studies. Biometrics,
  • Desbiez-Piat A., Le Rouzic A., Tenaillon MI., Dillmann C. . (2021) Interplay between extreme drift and selection intensities favors the fixation of beneficial mutations in selfing maize populations. Genetics, 2 (219)
  • Petrizzelli MS., de Vienne D., Nidelet T., Noûs C., Dillmann C. , Kaleta C.. (2021) Data integration uncovers the metabolic bases of phenotypic variation in yeast. PLoS Comput Biol, 7 (17) e1009157
  • Sanané I., Legrand J., Dillmann C. , Marion-Poll F.. (2021) High-Throughput Feeding Bioassay for Lepidoptera Larvae. J Chem Ecol, 7 (47) 642-652
  • Sanane I., Legrand J., Dillmann C. , Marion-Poll F.. (2020) A semi-automated design for high-throughput Lepidoptera larvae feeding bioassays. bioRxiv, 2020.08.02.232256
  • Sanane I., 20 octobre 2020, Composantes de la dynamique de l’interaction entre le maïs et les insectes lépidoptères foreurs de tige, PhD thesis, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Petrizzelli M., de Vienne D., Dillmann C. . (2019) Decoupling the Variances of Heterosis and Inbreeding Effects Is Evidenced in Yeast's Life-History and Proteomic Traits. Genetics, 2 (211) 741-756
  • Petrizzelli M., 8 juillet 2019, Mathematical modelling and integration of complex biological data: analysis of the heterosis phenomenon in yeas, PhD Thesis, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Albert B., Ressayre A., Dillmann C. , Carlson AL., Swanson RJ., Gouyon PH., Dobritsa AA.. (2018) Effect of aperture number on pollen germination, survival and reproductive success in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann. Bot., 4 (121) 733-740
  • Collot D., Nidelet T., Ramsayer J., Martin OC., Meleard S., Dillmann C. , Sicard D., Legrand J.. (2018) Feedback between environment and traits under selection in a seasonal environment: consequences for experimental evolution. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 1876 (285)
  • Fiévet JB., Nidelet T., Dillmann C. , de Vienne D.. (2018) Heterosis Is a Systemic Property Emerging From Non-linear Genotype-Phenotype Relationships: Evidence From in Vitro Genetics and Computer Simulations. Front. Genet., (9)
  • Tenaillon MI., Sedikki K., Mollion M., Guilloux ML., Marchadier E., Ressayre A., Dillmann C. . (2018) Transcriptomic response to divergent selection for flowering time in maize reveals convergence and key players of the underlying gene regulatory network. bioRxiv, 461947
  • Sabarly V., Aubron C., Glodt J., Balliau T., Langella O., Chevret D., Rigal O., Bourgais A., Picard B., de Vienne D., Denamur E., Bouvet O., Dillmann C. . (2016) Interactions between genotype and environment drive the metabolic phenotype within Escherichia coli isolates. Environmental microbiology, 1 (18) 100-17