Elodie Rey

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow




Research Interests

My 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. My research currently focus 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. (2018). Plant Biotechnol J. 
  • Genomics of Wild Relatives and Alien Introgressions. Rey, E., Molnár, I., and Doležel, J. (2015). In Alien Introgression in Wheat: Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, and Genomics, M. Molnár-Láng, C. Ceoloni, and J. Doležel, eds. (Cham: Springer International Publishing), 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. (2016). Plant Genome 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. (2016). The plant genome 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. (2016). Plant Biotechnol J. 


  • Apr. 2013 – Jul. 2018 - Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology  Fakulty of Science of the University Palacký of Olomouc (CZ) & Center of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics of the Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc (CZ)
  • 2006 – 2011 - Master Degree in Plant Biotechnologies  Department of Bioengineering, University Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse (FR) 

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, 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) 

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Mark Tester's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Crops Genomics Transcriptomic polyploidy Domestication stress resillience