Elodie Rey

Research Scientists

Research Scientist



Research Interests

Elodie Rey's purpose is to contribute to crop improvement and global food security by building genomics knowledge and resources that helps fasten the domestication and breeding of old and novel crops to make them more resilient and better adapted to adverse environmental climate conditions. Her research is currently focused on quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), 'the mother grain of Incas', a model plant for drought, frost, and salt tolerance. 

Selected Publications

  • Transcriptome reprogramming due to the introduction of a barley telosome into bread wheat affects more barley genes than wheat, Rey, E., Abrouk, M., Keeble‐Gagnère, G., Karafiátová, M., Vrána, J., Balzergue, S., Soubigou‐Taconnat, L., Brunaud, V., Martin‐Magniette, M., Endo, T. R., Bartoš, J., Appels, R. and Doležel, J., Plant Biotechnol J., 2018.
  • Genomics of Wild Relatives and Alien Introgressions, Rey, E., Molnár, I., and Doležel, J. In Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics, M. Molnár-Láng, C. Ceoloni, and J. Doležel, eds. (Cham: Springer International Publishing), 2015, pp. 347–381.
  • Exploiting the Repetitive Fraction of the Wheat Genome for High-Throughput Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Discovery and Genotyping, Cubizolles, N., Rey, E., Choulet, F., Rimbert, H., Laugier, C., Balfourier, F., Bordes, J., Poncet, C., Jack, P., James, C., et al., Plant Genome, 2016, 9.
  • Orthology Guided Transcriptome Assembly of Italian Ryegrass and Meadow Fescue for Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Discovery, Stoces, S., Ruttink, T., Bartos, J., Studer, B., Yates, S., Zwierzykowski, Z., Abrouk, M., Roldan-Ruiz, I., Ksiazczyk, T., Rey, E., Dolezel, J., and Kopecky, D., The Plant Genome, 2016, 9.
  • The in-silico identification and characterization of a bread wheat/Triticum militinae introgression line, Abrouk, M., Balcarkova, B., Simkova, H., Kominkova, E., Martis, M.M., Jakobson, I., Timofejeva, L., Rey, E., Vrana, J., Kilian, A., Jarve, K., Dolezel, J., and Valarik, M., Plant Biotechnol J., 2016.


  • PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology, Fakulty of Science of the University Palacký & Center of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2018
  • MSc, Plant Biotechnologies, Department of Bioengineering, University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 2011

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia 


  • EMBO short-term fellowship (Award ASTF 485 – 2015) awarded to support three-month research stay (Nov. 2015 – Feb. 2016) at School of bioscience of the University of Melbourne (AU)

Research Interests Keywords

crops genomics transcriptomics polyploidy domestication stress resilience