Evolution, Ecologie et Paléontologie
( Evo-Eco-Paléo )

Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 8198

Céline Poux

Celine Poux


Equipe Evo-Eco

Thème : Génome et Reproduction

Unité Evo-Eco-Paléo (EEP) - UMR 8198
CNRS / Université de Lille - Sciences et Technologies
Batiment SN2, bureau 107 BIS
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq - FRANCE
Tel : 33 (0)3-20-43-45-89


Mail : Celine.Poux@univ-lille.fr


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Research Interests:




  • From the cell to the organism in its ecosystem.



Short CV:

2011-present: Associate Professor at the Evo-Eco-Paleo Laboratory in Lille.
2011:        Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellow (Intra-European Fellowship, IEF) at the laboratory of Genetic and Evolution of Vegetal Populations (now Evo-Eco-Paleo) at Lille University (France). Title: Evaluation of the genetic response to climatic changes: the demographic history of the cottoid fish flock from Baikal. 
2010 - 2011: 

Postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory of Genetic and Evolution of Vegetal Populations (now Evo-Eco-Paleo) at Lille University (France). Title: Study of allelic radiation at the locus of self-incompatibility as a witness to the history of genomic rearrangements within the plant family of Brassicaceae.

2007 - 2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the Vertebrates Departmentat of the Belgium Royal Institute for Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium) . Title: Molecular archives of climatic history (MOLARCH) : exploring patterns of genomic differenciation in endemic species radiations of ancien lakes.
2011 - 2012: Postdoctoral researcher of the Belgian American Educational Foundation in the Department of Paleobiology of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (DC, USA)
2002 - 2006: PhD in Natural Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). Title: Capturing the rate of gene evolution and the timescale of the mammalian evolutionary history.










  • Touzet P., Villain S., Buret L., Holl A.-C., Poux C. & Cuguen J. (2018) Chloroplastic and nuclear diversity of wild beets at a large geographical scale: toward an evolutionary history of the Beta section. Ecol. Evol. 8: 2890–2900.
  • Poux C., Gothland M., Holl A.-C., Spilmont N. & Arnaud J.-F. (2015) Highly polymorphic microsatellite markers in two sibling species, the invasive shore crabs Hemigrapsus sanguineus and Hemigrapsus takanoi (Decapoda, Varunidae). Conservation Genet. Resour. 7:569-572.
  • Gkika D., Lemonnier L., Shapovalov G., Gordienko D., Poux C., Bernardini M., Bokhobza A., Bidaux G., Degerny C., Verreman K., Guarmit B., Benahmed M., de Launoit Y., Viana F., Bindels R.J., Fiorio Pla A. & Prevarskaya N. (2015) TRP Channel-Associated Factors Are a Novel Protein Family That Regulates TRPM8 Trafficking and Activity. J. Cell. Biol. 208: 89-107.
  • Durand E., Méheust R., Soucaze M., Goubet P.M., Gallina S., Poux C., Fobis-Loisy I., Guillon E., Gaude T., Sarazin A., Figeac M., Prat E., Marande W., Bergès H., Vekemans X., Billiard S. & Castric V. (2014) Dominance hierarchy arising from the evolution of a complex small RNA regulatory network. Science 346:1200-1205.
  • Schön I., Poux C., Verheyen E. & Martens K. (2014) High cryptic diversity and persistent lineage segregation in endemic Romecytheridea (Crustacea, Ostracoda)
from the ancient Lake Tanganyika (East Africa). Hydrobiologia 739 :119-131.
  • Vekemans X., Poux C., Goubet P. & Castric V. (2014). The evolution of selfing from outcrossing ancestors in Brassicaceae: what have we learned from variation at the S-locus? J. Evol. Biol. 27: 1372-1385.
  • Leducq J.-B., Siniarsky C., Gosset C. C., Godé C., Poiret M., Blondel C., Hautekèete N.-C., Piquot Y., Poux C., Valentin B., Billiard S. & Vekemans X. (2013) Intriguing small-scale spatial distribution of chloropastic and nuclear diversity in the endangered plant Biscutella neustriaca (Brassicaceae). Cons. Genet. 14: 65-77.
  • Crottini A., Madsen O., Poux C., Strauß A., Vieites D. R. & Vences M. (2012) Vertebrate time-tree elucidates the biogeographic pattern of a major biotic change around the K–T boundary in Madagascar. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 5358-5363.
  • Winkler G., Souissi S., Poux C. & Castric V. (2011) Genetic heterogeneity among Eurytemora affinis populations in Western Europe. Mar. Biol. 158: 1841-1856.
  • Poux C. (2009) Afrosoricida In The Timetree of Life. S. B. Hedges and S. Kumar, Eds. (Oxford University Press, New York).
  • Poux C., Ole Madsen, Julian Glos, Wilfried W. de Jong & Miguel Vences. (2008) Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Malagasy tenrecs: influence of data partitioning and taxon sampling on dating analyses. BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 102.
  • Poux C., Chevret P., Huchon D., de Jong W.W. & Douzery E.J.P. (2006) Arrival and diversification of caviomorph rodents and platyrrhine primates in South America. Syst. Biol. 55: 228-244.
  • Poux C., Madsen O., Marquard E., Vieites D.R., de Jong W.W. & Vences M. (2005). Asynchronous colonization of Madagascar by the four endemic clades of primates, tenrecs, carnivores, and rodents as inferred from nuclear genes. Syst. Biol. 54:719-730.
  • Poux C. & Douzery E.J.P. (2004) Primate phylogeny, evolutionary rate variations, and divergence dates: a contribution from the nuclear gene IRBP. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 124: 1-16.
  • Facon B., Pointier J.-P., Glaubrecht M., Poux C., Jarne P. & David P. (2003) A molecular phylogeography approach to biological invasions of the New World by parthenogenetic Thiarid snails. Mol. Ecol. 12: 3027-3039.
  • de Jong W.W., van Dijk M.A.M., Poux C., van Rheede T., Kappe G. & Madsen O. (2003) Indels in protein-coding sequences of Euarchontoglires constrain the rooting of the Eutherian tree. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 28: 328-340.
  • Poux C., van Rheede T., Madsen, O. & de Jong W.W. (2002). Sequence gaps join mice and men: phylogenetic evidence from deletions in two proteins. Mol. Biol. Evol. 19: 2035-2037.