The Jiménez-Gómez group (or Plant Adaptive Genomics and Genetics group) uses bioinformatics, molecular biology and genetics in Arabidopsis and tomato to identify and characterise genes important for plant adaptation and domestication.
Our lab is part of the Institute Jean Pierre Bourgin in Versailles, France. IJPB is one of the largest plant science research centers in Europe, and a part of a joint research unit under the supervision of INRA, AgroParisTech and CNRS.
- Müller et al. Mutations in EID1 and LNK2 caused light-conditional clock deceleration during tomato domestication. PNAS. 2018 [link]
- S Soyk et al. Variation in the flowering gene SELF PRUNING 5G promotes day-neutrality and early yield in tomato. Nature Genetics. 2017 [link]
- Müller et al. Domestication selected for deceleration of the circadian clock in cultivated tomato. Nature Genetics. 2016. [link]
December 2018 - Level up!
The group leader, José M Jiménez-Gómez has been promoted to DR2, as a recognition from INRA to his maturity in research and research management.
Octobre 2018 - ANR PRCI grant succeeded.
June 2018 - Commentary published about our article
Thanks to Santiago Mora-García and Marcelo J. Yanovsky for writing about our latest paper in a "Commentary " article in PNAS: "A large deletion within the clock gene LNK2 contributed to the spread of tomato cultivation from Central America to Europe".
May 2018 - Our new paper on tomato circadian rhythms
"Mutations in EID1 and LNK2 caused light-conditional clock deceleration during tomato domestication". Read it in PNAS.
Sept 2017 - ANR grant awarded!
In collaboration with the lab of Vincent Colot at ENS! We will be working together on deciphering the role of transposable elements in tomato evolution.
Dec 2016 - Again! We made it to Nature Genetics
Great collaboration with the Lippman Lab at CSHL! These guys rule! Variation in the flowering gene SELF PRUNING 5G promotes day-neutrality and early yield in tomato.
Nov 2015 - Our paper in Nature Genetics
Domestication selected for deceleration of the circadian clock in cultivated tomato.