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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

Mathilde DUPONT-NIVET, Senior Scientist

© Mathilde Dupont-Nivet
Research fields : Fish breeding programs especially Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) but also seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)

INRA UMR 1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative
Domaine de Vilvert, Equipe GENAQUA, Bat 231, 78352 Jouy en Josas
Email: Mathilde.Dupont-Nivet(at)

Twitter : @mathildednFish

Research Team : Aquaculture Genetics : GENAQUA

CV :

  • 2013 : habitlitation à diriger des recherches, University of Rennes
  • 1997 : PhD from ENSA at Rennes
  • 1993 : Agronomic Engineer from ENSA at Rennes and DEA of Biology and Agronomy from the University of Rennes

Current activities :

Leader of the team Genetics in Aquaculture (GenAqua)

Scientific mediation : Co-leading of the GABI group 'scientific mediation & communication : videos, web documents, animations for children, animations portes ouvertes, social networks.

Coordinator of the Agreenfish project funded by ANR (french national agency for research) : dietary shifts in aquaculture : caracterize and promote (2014-2018)

Research Fields :

Genetic architecture of traits : adaptation to plant-based diets, feed efficiency, adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, environment sensitivity

Epigenetics and genetic variability of epigenetics - Variance Genetics - Genomic selection


© INRA – Mathilde Dupont-Nivet

Recent publications

Zhu T., Corraze G., Plagnes-Juan E., Quillet E., Dupont-Nivet M., Skiba-Cassy S., 2018. Regulation of genes related to cholesterol metabolism in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed a plant-based diet. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol., 314:R58-R70. doi:10.1152/ajpregu.00179.2017.

Callet T., Médale F., Larroquet L., Surget A., Aguirre P., Kerneis T., Labbé L., Quillet E., Geurden I., Skiba-Cassy S., Dupont-Nivet M., 2017. Successful selection of Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on their ability to grow with a diet completely devoid of fishmeal and fish oil, and correlated changes in nutritional traits. Plos One, 12 (10). DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0186705

Lallias D., Quillet E., Bégout M.L., Aupérin B., Khaw H.L., Millot S., Valotaire C., Kerneis T., Labbé L., Prunet P., Dupont-Nivet M., 2017. Genetic variability of environmental sensitivity revealed by phenotypic variation in body weight and (its) correlations to physiological and behavioral traits. Plos One 12 (12). Doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0189943

Fraslin C., Dupont-Nivet M., Haffray P., Bestin A., Vandeputte M., 2018. How to genetically increase fillet yield in fish : new insights from simulations based on field data. Aquaculture, 486: 175-183

Guinand, B., Vandeputte, M., Dupont-Nivet, M., Vergnet, A., Haffray, P., Chavanne, H., Chatain, B (2017). Metapopulation patterns of additive and nonadditive genetic variance in the sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Ecology and evolution, 7 (8), 2777-2790. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.2832

Balasubramanian, M. N., Panserat, S., Dupont-Nivet, M., Quillet, E., Montfort, J., Le Cam, A., Médale, F., Kaushik, S. J., Geurden, I. (2016). Molecular pathways associated with the nutritional programming of plant-based diet acceptance in rainbow trout following an early feeding exposure. BMC Genomics, 17 (1), 1-20. DOI : 10.1186/s12864-016-2804-1

Sadoul, B., Foucard, A., Valotaire, C., Labbé, L., Goardon, L., Le Calvez, J.-M., Médale, F., Quillet, E., Dupont-Nivet, M., Geurden, I., Prunet, P., Colson, V. (2016). Adaptive capacities from survival to stress responses of two isogenic lines of rainbow trout fed a plant-based diet. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-11. DOI : 10.1038/srep35957

Vandeputte, M., Porte, J., Auperin, B., Dupont-Nivet, M., Vergnet, A., Valotaire, C., Claireaux, G., Prunet, P., Chatain, B. (2016). Quantitative genetic variation for post-stress cortisol and swimming performance in growth-selected and control populations of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). Aquaculture, 455, 1-7. DOI : 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2016.01.003

Veron, V., Panserat, S., Le Boucher, R., Labbé, L., Quillet, E., Dupont-Nivet, M., Médale, F. (2016). Long-term feeding a plant-based diet devoid of marine ingredients strongly affects certain key metabolic enzymes in the rainbow trout liver. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 42 (2), 771-785. DOI : 10.1007/s10695-015-0174-2

Lazzarotto, V., Corraze, G., Leprevost, A., Quillet, E., Dupont-Nivet, M., Médale, F. (2015). Three-year breding cycle of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed a plant-based diet, totally free of marine resources : consequences for reproduction, fatty acid composition and progeny survival. Plos One, 10 (2), 17 p. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0117609