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Sardos, Julie

Julie Sardos, Genetic Resources Associate Scientist at Bioversity International

Genetic Resources Scientist

Julie Sardos, a French national, joined Bioversity International in 2012 as associate scientist responsible for the genotyping activities of the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC). Currently, she is also in charge of banana collecting expeditions and works as a scientist on the dynamic conservation of banana genetic resources within the Effective Genetic Resources Conservation and Use Initiative.

Julie has almost 15 years of experience conducting multi-disciplinary research linked to the conservation of tropical clonal crops. Since her PhD project, obtained in 2008 at Montpellier SupAgro, the French National Institute of Higher Education in Tropical Sciences, her approach combines ethnobotany, genotyping and genomics to better understand the evolutionary forces driving the evolution of clonal crops diversity. By working at different scales, from the local with communities in diversity hotspots to global with the ITC, she works at ensuring the long-term conservation of clonal crops genetic resources. Julie also has a record of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and she was involved in the organization of different international symposium. Since 2015 she is co-chair of the Diversity Thematic Group of MusaNet and has led banana collecting missions to Oceania, notably Papua New Guinea.



MSc in Biology of populations and Ecosystems, Université de Poitiers, France

MSc in Management of Tropical Agrosystems, Université Paris XII-Val de Marne, France

PhD in Agricultural Sciences and Plants Genetics, Montpellier SupAGro, France

Publication highlights:

Sardos, J., Christelová, P., Čížková, J. et al. Collection of new diversity of wild and cultivated bananas (Musa spp.) in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2018) 65: 2267.

Sardos J., M. Rouard, Y. Hueber, A. Cenci, et al. 2016. A Genome-Wide Association Study on the Seedless Phenotype in Banana (Musa spp.) Reveals the Potential of a Selected Panel to Detect Candidate Genes in a Vegetatively Propagated Crop. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0154448. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154448

Sardos J., X. Perrier, J. Dolezel, et al. 2016. DArT whole genome profiling provides insights on the evolution and taxonomy of edible Banana (Musa spp.). Annals of Botany 118(7). doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw170