Damien D. Hinsinger






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Research interests and expertise

My main research interest is to understand how the biodiversity we observe today has evolved. Is disjunct biogeography due to neutral (geological or climatic events) or to selective pressures (divergent selection)? What is the time-scale of diversification for a group of species, like a genus? Did climatic variation during the Cenozoic and quaternary glaciations influence species in a specific area more strongly than in other areas?

Because these questions could be applied to many groups, I study several tree’s families, but also other organisms. I use methods ranging from phylogenetics to population genetics, with several types of markers (AFLP, nuclear DNA, cpDNA, genetic data, plastomes, full genomes), combined with geological and other biological data to infer and date phylogeographic scenarios.

Currently, I am more specifically interested in the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data, as these provide very powerful tools to answer evolutionary questions, such as fine-scale speciation patterns or complex reticulate evolution.


September 2018 : BGCI and FFI Workshop on Tropical Fagaceae Identification, Conservation and IUCN Red List Training. Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Laos.

Invited speaker, Guangxi University (GXU), Nanning, China:
Nov 2017: Evolution, Phylogenetics and Genomics, an introduction
Nov 2016: Evolution, Phylogenetics and Genomics, an introduction
Dec 2016: Phylogenetics reconstruction and traits evolution

Invited speaker, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France:
Oct 2014: Experimental design in genomic studies – a practical approach

Teaching and Research Assistantship, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin:
Jan-May 2011: Ecology
Jan-May 2011: Biodiversity and Phylogeny
Jan-May 2011: Botany
Sept-Dec 2010: General Biology

Teaching and Research Assistantship, Université Paris-Sud 11:
Jan-May 2010: Computing for Biology
Sept-Dec. 2009: Genomic Sequences Analysis

Field activities

*coming soon*


French (mother tongue); English (fluent).


– Liang X.J., Hinsinger D.D., Elias, R.B., Strijk J.S. (2019) The plastome sequence of Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco, an endemic tree species of the Azores islands. Mitochondrial DNA part B, 4(1), 363-365. PDF available HERE

– Lei J.-Y., Hinsinger D.D., Jiang, G.-F. (2018) Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of endangered Cycads Zamia fischeri Miq. Mitochondrial DNA: part B, 3(2), 1059-1061. PDF available HERE

– Yu T.H., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S. and Kim Shan Wee A. (2018) The first complete chloroplast genome of a major mangrove species Sonneratia alba Sm and its implications on conservation efforts. Mitochondrial DNA: part B, 3(2), 500-502. PDF available HERE

– Xu L.M., Hinsinger D.D. and Jiang G.F. (2018) The complete mitochondrial genome of the Basidiomycete fungus Pleurotus cornucopiae (Paulet) Rolland. Mitochondrial DNA: part B, 3(1), 73-75. PDF available HERE

– Xu L.M., Hinsinger D.D. and Jiang G.F. (2017) The complete mitochondrial genome of the Agrocybe aegerita, an edible mushroom. Mitochondrial DNA: part B, 2(2), 791-792. PDF available HERE

-Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S*. (2017). The chloroplast genome sequence of Michelia alba (Magnoliaceae), an ornamental tropical tree species. Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 2(1): 9-10. PDF available HERE

-Cvetković T., Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S*. (2017). The first complete chloroplast sequence of a major tropical timber tree in the Meranti family: Vatica odorata (Dipterocarpaceae). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 2(1), 52-53. PDF available HERE

-Jiang, G.-F., Hinsinger, D.D. Strijk, J.S. (2016). Comparison of intraspecific, interspecific and intergeneric chloroplast diversity in cycads. Scientific Reports, 6, 31473. PDF available HERE

-Hinsinger, D. D., Strijk, J. S*. (2016). Toward phylogenomics of Lauraceae: The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Litsea glutinosa (Lauraceae), an invasive tree species on Indian and Pacific Ocean islands. Plant Gene, 9, 71-79. PDF available HERE

-Hinsinger, D.D., Strijk, J.S*. (2015). Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Castanopsis concinna (Fagaceae), a threatened species from Hong Kong and southeastern China. Mitochondrial DNA, 28(1), 65-66. PDF available HERE

Hinsinger D.D., Debruyne R., Denys G., Menneson M., Utge J., Thomas M., Dettaï A. (2015) Fishing for barcodes in the Torrent: from COI to complete mitogenomes on NGS platforms. DNA barcodes, 3(1), 170-186. PDF available HERE

– Schoelinck C., Hinsinger, D.D., Dettai A., Couloux A., Justine J-L. (2014). A phylogenetic re-analysis of groupers with applications for Ciguatera fish poisoning. PLoS one, 9(8): e98198. PDF available HERE

– Hinsinger D.D., Gaudeul M., Couloux, A., Bousquet J., Frascaria-Lacoste N. (2014) The phylogeography of Eurasian Fraxinus species reveals ancient transcontinental reticulation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 77: 223-237. PDF available HERE

– Hinsinger D.D., Basak J., Gaudeul M., Cruaud, C., Bertolino P., Frascaria-Lacoste N., Bousquet J. (2013) The phylogeny and biogeographic history of ashes (Fraxinus, Oleaceae) highlight the roles of migration and vicariance in the diversification of temperate trees. PLoS one, 8(11): e80431. PDF available HERE

– Lautrédou A.-C., Hinsinger, D.D., Gallut C., Cheng, C., Cruaud C., Lecointre G., Dettai A. (2012). Phylogenetics footprints for Antarctic radiations: the example of Trematominae (Notothenioidei, Teleostei), Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution , 65(1): 87-101. PDF available HERE

– Arca M.*, Hinsinger D.D.*, Tillier A., Couloux, A., Frascaria-Lacoste N. (2012) Deciduous trees and the application of universal DNA barcodes: a case study on the circumpolar Fraxinus, PLoS one, 7(3): e34089. PDF available HERE

– Hinsinger D.D. & Justine, J-L. (2006) The “Pseudorhabdosynochus cupatus group” (Monogenea, Diplectanidae) in Epinephelus fasciatus, E. howlandi, E. rivulatus and E. merra (Perciformes: Serranidae) off New Caledonia, with descriptions of Pseudorhabdosynochus cyathus n. sp. and P. calathus n. sp., Systematic Parasitology, 64 (2): 69-90. PDF available HERE

– Hinsinger D.D. & Justine, J-L. (2006) Pseudorhabdosynochus venus n. sp. (Monogenea, Diplectanidae) from Epinephelus howlandi (Perciformes: Serranidae) off New Caledonia, Systematic Parasitology, 63 (2) : 153-158. PDF available HERE