Jean-Christophe Glaszmann

Jean Christophe Glaszmann is researcher at Cirad, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, in Montpellier.


Born in 1957, he entered Cirad in 1979 for preparing his PhD with INAPG.

Initially trained in plant breeding and ecological genetics, he conducted research on the assessment and use of genetic diversity in diverse crops such as rice, sugarcane, sorghum or banana. His major impacts were obtained with a deep revision of the classification of rice varieties that influenced all the breeding programs at IRRI and with the characterization of the sugarcane genome in comparison with other grasses, which opened the field of sugarcane genetics.

After five years at the International Rice Research Institute (1982-1987) he returned to Montpellier and occupied various responsibilities. He obtained his HDR in 1993.

He has been in the Board of Directors at Cirad in charge of the Biological Systems (Bios) Department (2007-2010) and lately director of AGAP, a major joint research unit ( in Montpellier, focussed on tropical and Mediterranean plant genetic improvement and crop adaptation (2010-2014). He also led the Sub-Programme on crop genetic diversity of the CGIAR Generation challenge programme from 2004 to 2010.

In 2008 he received the Top Award (Prix Jean Dufrenoy) of the French Academy of Agriculture.


Current position

He is now geneticist in AGAP in the DDSE team focussed on "Diversity Dynamics, Societies and Environments".

His current area of research is the use of phylogeographic approaches for assessing genetic diversity in crop germplasm in relation to human populations and crop adaptation.

He is also member of the Genebank Advisory Board member at the IPK Gatersleben Leibniz Institute and member of the Independent Steering Committee of the Roots, Tubers and Bananas CGIAR research programme.



Cirad, AGAP, TA A-108 / 03, Avenue Agropolis, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France 

Téléphone : +33 4 67 61 59 22      Télécopie : +33 4 67 61 56 05 email:


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Recent publications

Labeyrie V., Deu M., Barnaud A., Calatayud C., Buiron M., Wambugu P., Manel S., Glaszmann J.C., Leclerc C.. 2014. Influence of ethnolinguistic diversity on the sorghum genetic patterns in subsistence farming systems in Eastern Kenya . PLoS One, 9 (2) : e92178 (14 p.).

Ahmadi N., Bertrand B., Glaszmann J.C. (2013) Repenser l'amélioration des plantes / Rethinking plant breeding. In : Hainzelin (Ed), Cultiver la biodiversité pour transformer l'agriculture. Versailles : Ed. Quae, p. 99-146. (Synthèses) / Cultivating biodiversity to transform agriculture. Heidelberg : E. Springer [Allemagne], p. 91-140.

Gouy M., Rousselle Y., Bastianelli D., Lecomte P., Bonnal L., Roques D., Efile J.C., Rocher S., Daugrois J.H., Toubi L., Nabeneza S., Hervouet C., Telismart H., Denis M., Thong-Chane A., Glaszmann J.C., Hoarau J.Y., Nibouche S., Costet L.. 2013. Experimental assessment of the accuracy of genomic selection in sugarcane. Theoretical and applied genetics, 126 (10) : 2575-2586.

Billot C., Ramu P., Bouchet S., Chantereau J., Deu M., Gardes L., Noyer J.L., Rami J.F., Rivallan R., Li Y., Lu P., Wang T., Folkertsma R.T., Arnaud E., Upadhyaya H.D., Glaszmann J.C., Hash C.T.. 2013. Massive sorghum collection genotyped with SSR markers to enhance use of global genetic resources. PLoS One, 8 (4) : e59714 (16 p.).

Billot C., Rivallan R., Ndoye Sall M., Foncéka D., Deu M., Glaszmann J.C., Noyer J.L., Rami J.F., Risterucci A.M., Wincker P., Ramu P., Hash C.T.. 2012. A reference microsatellite kit to assess for genetic diversity of Sorghum bicolor (Poaceae). American journal of botany, 99 (6) : e245-e250.

Foncéka D., Tossim H.A., Rivallan R., Vignes H., Lacut E., De Bellis F., Faye I., Ndoye O., Leal-Bertioli S.C.M., Valls J.F.M., Bertioli D.J., Glaszmann J.C., Courtois B., Rami J.F.. 2012. Construction of chromosome segment substitution lines in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) using a wild synthetic and QTL mapping for plant morphology. PLoS One, 7 (11): e48642 (11 p.).

Foncéka D., Tossim H.A., Rivallan R., Vignes H., Faye I., Ndoye O., Moretzsohn M.C., Bertioli D.J., Glaszmann J.C., Courtois B., Rami J.F.. 2012. Fostered and left behind alleles in peanut : Interspecific QTL mapping reveals footprints of domestication and useful natural variation for breeding. BMC Plant Biology, 12 (26) : 16 p..

Bouchet S., Pot D., Deu M., Rami J.F., Billot C., Perrier X., Rivallan R., Gardes L., Xia L., Wenzl P., Kilian A., Glaszmann J.C.. 2012. Genetic structure, linkage disequilibrium and signature of selection in sorghum: lessons from physically anchored DArT markers PLoS One, 7 (3) : e33470 (14 p.).

Costet L., Le Cunff L., Royaert S., Raboin L.M., Hervouet C., Toubi L., Telismart H., Garsmeur O., Rousselle Y., Pauquet J., Nibouche S., Glaszmann J.C., Hoarau J.Y., D'Hont A.. 2012. Haplotype structure around Bru 1 reveals a narrow genetic basis for brown rust resistance in modern sugarcane cultivars. Theoretical and applied genetics, 125 (5) : 825-836.

Myint K.M., Courtois B., Risterucci A.M., Frouin J., Soe K., Thet K.M., Vanavichit A., Glaszmann J.C.. 2012. Specific patterns of genetic diversity among aromatic rice varieties in Myanmar.  Rice, 5 (20) : 13 p..

D'Hont A., Denoeud F., Aury J.M., Baurens F.C., Carreel F., Garsmeur O., Noël B., Bocs S., Droc G., Rouard M., Da Silva C., Jabbari K., Cardi C., Poulain J., Souquet M., Labadie K., Jourda C., Lengellé J., Rodier-Goud M., Alberti A., Bernard M., Correa M., Ayyampalayam S., Mckain M.R., Leebens-Mack J., Burgess D., Freeling M., Mbéguié-A-Mbéguié D., Chabannes M., Wicker T., Panaud O., Barbosa J., Hribova E., Heslop Harrison P., Habas R., Rivallan R., François P., Poiron C., Kilian A., Burthia D., Jenny C., Bakry F., Brown S., Guignon V., Kema G.H.J., Dita M.A., Waalwijk C., Joseph S., Dievart A., Jaillon O., Leclercq J., Argout X., Lyons E., Almeida A., Jeridi M., Dolezel J., Roux N., Risterucci A.M., Weissenbach J., Ruiz M., Glaszmann J.C., Quetier F., Yahiaoui N., Wincker P.. 2012. The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants. Nature, 488 (7410) : 213-217.

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