Surname : Bertrand                                                                                        
Name : Benoît
PhD,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier, Université Montpellier II
Present Position : CIRAD – BIOS , Département Systèmes biologiques, UMR RPB Plant Resistance to Biotic Stress' .
Current Professional adress : CIRAD, UMR RPB, TA80/IRD, 34398 Montpellier, Cedex 5, France. Phone : (33)(0)4 67 41 72 73 , Fax : (33) (0)4 67 41 62 83,
Research areas:
·Quantitative Genetic
·Functional genomics
Current Topics
--Genetic regulation of the allotetraploid specie Coffea arabica .
-New F1 Hybrids: “Can the use of Heterosis in Arabica varieties help to switch from a full sunlight system to a shaded system in Latin America.
Heterosis and adaptation to climate change
 Impact of the Coffea  canephora introgression on beverage quality and resistance of Coffea Arabica.
Current Projects:
 Partnership public/private for the creation  of new coffee varieties in Mesoamerica
Other activities:
Corresponding member for the coffee chain value (CIRAD)
Recent Publications (2009-2010)

Joët T., Laffargue A., Descroix F., Doulbeau S., Bertrand B., De Kochko A., Dussert S. 2010. Influence of environmental factors, wet processing and their interactions on the biochemical composition of green Arabica coffee beans. Food chemistry, 118 (3) : 693-701.

Menendez-Yuffa A., Barry-Etienne D., Bertrand B., Georget F., Etienne H. 2010. A comparative analysis of the development and quality of nursery plants derived from somatic embryogenesis and from seedlings for large-scale propagation of coffee (Coffea arabica L.). Plant cell, tissue and organ culture, 102 (3) : 297-307.


Joët T., Laffargue A., Salmona J., Doulbeau S., Descroix F., Bertrand B., De Kochko A., Dussert S. 2009. Metabolic pathways in tropical dicotyledonous albuminous seeds : Coffea arabica as a case study. New phytologist, 182 : 146-162.

Lashermes P., Bertrand B., Etienne H. 2009. Breeding coffee (Coffea arabica) for sustainable production. In : Jain Shri Mohan (ed.), Priyadarshan P.M. (ed.). Breeding plantation tree crops : tropical species. New York : Springer [Etats-Unis], p. 525-543.

Posada H., Ferrand M., Davrieux F., Lashermes P., Bertrand B. 2009. Stability across environments of the coffee variety near infrared spectral signature. Heredity, 102 (2) : 113-119.

Villain L., Bertrand B., Lashermes P., Etienne H., Anthony F. 2009. Sources of resistance to root-knot nematodes in coffee : characterisation, genetic bases and perspectives : [Abstract] = Fontes de resistência a nematoides das galhas em café : caracterizaçao, bases genéticas e perspectivas. In : Second International Congress of Tropical Nematology, Maceio Alagos, Brazil, October 4-9, 2009. s.l. : s.n., p. 258. International Congress of Tropical Nematology. 2, 2009-10-04/2009-10-09, Maceio Alagoas, Brésil.

Villarreal D., Laffargue A., Posada H., Bertrand B., Lashermes P., Dussert S. 2009. Genotypic and environmental effects on coffee (Coffea arabica L.) bean fatty acid profile: Impact on variety and origin chemometric determination. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 57 (23) : 11321-11327.



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