Chargé(e) de recherche CNRS

Chargé de recherche au CNRS

My main interest is in the field of evolutionary genetics, which I have been studying using theoretical approaches. My current projects deal with the evolution of genetic systems: the evolution of sexual versus asexual reproduction, the evolution of mating systems (selfing versus outcrossing) and the evolution of life cycles. I am also interested in the evolution of social interactions, evolution in spatially structured populations and evolutionary transitions to higher levels of organisation.


Brief CV

  • 2006 - present: chargé de recherche CNRS, Station Biologique de Roscoff
  • 2004 - 2006: EMBO post-doctoral fellow, University of Edinburgh (N. Barton's lab)
  • 2000 - 2004: PhD at the University of Montpellier (advisors: F. Rousset, Y. Michalakis)
  • 1998 - 2000: research associate, University of Arizona (R. Michod's lab)
  • 1997 - 1998: Msc Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Paris



Recent publications:

  • Stetsenko R., Roze D. (2022). The evolution of recombination in self-fertilizing organisms.Genetics, vol.222(1) (DOI: 10.1093/genetics/iyac114)
  • Lenormand T & Roze D. Y recombination arrest and degeneration in the absence of sexual dimorphism. Science, 375(6581): 663-666 (DOI:
  • Roze D. (2021) A simple expression for the strength of selection on recombination generated by interference among mutations. PNAS, 118(19) (e2022805118),(DOI:
  • Fouqueau L. & Roze D. (2021) The evolution of sex along an environmental gradient. Evolution, 75(6):1334-1347. (DOI: