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).


– 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.

– 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.

– 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034089.

– 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.

– 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080431.

– 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. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.04.021.

– 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098198.

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.

Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S. (2015) Complete chloroplast genome sequence of Castanopsis concinna (Fagaceae), a threatened species from Hong-Kong and southern China. Mitochondrial DNA. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1110800.

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.plgene.2016.08.002.

– Jiang G.F.*, Hinsinger D.D.*, Strijk J.S.. (2016) Comparison of intraspecific, interspecific and intergeneric chloroplast diversity in Cycads. Scientific reports, 6, 31473.

– Cvetkovic 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 . DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1275837.

Hinsinger D.D., Strijk J.S. (2017) The chloroplast genome sequence of Michelia alba (Magnoliaceae), an ornamental tropical tree species. Mitochondrial DNA 2(1): 9-10. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1275850.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– Liang X.J., Hinsinger D.D., Elias, R.B., Strijk J.S. The plastome sequence of Laurus azorica (Seub.) Franco, an endemic tree species of the Azores islands. Mitochondrial DNA part B.