Julien Pompon

Julien Pompon 

Post-doctoral Researcher

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2007 – 2010 : PhD in Biology, University of New Brunswick, Canada. Thesis title: “Performance influenced by host-plant selection and feeding behaviour in potato-colonizing aphids”, conducted in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, Canada.

2002 – 2003 : Masters in Science in Plant Protection, University Paris-Sud XI, France. Thesis title: “The kdr pyrethroid resistance mechanism in African populations of Helicoverpa armigera”, conducted in CIRAD, Montpellier, France.

1999 – 2001 : Bachelor in Science in Chemistry and Biology of Plants, University of Ile de la Reunion, France. Thesis title: “The effect of the habitat on the bioactive components of some medicinal plants of Mauritius”, conducted at the University of Mauritius, Mauritius.

in the lab between 2010 and 2014



13. A New Role of the Mosquito Complement-like Cascade in Male Fertility in Anopheles gambiaePompon J., Levashina E.A., 2015 – PLoS Biol. 13(9):e1002255. pubmed


12. Evidence of natural Wolbachia infections in field populations of Anopheles gambiaeBaldini F.*, Segata N.*, Pompon J.*, Marcenac P., Shaw W.R., Dabire R.K., Diabate A., Levashina E.A. & Catteruccia F., 2014 – Nature Communications 5:3985 pubmed


11. AP-1/Fos-TGase2 axis mediates wounding-induced Plasmodium falciparum killing in Anopheles gambiaeNsango SE, Pompon J, Xie T, Rademacher A, Fraiture M, Thoma M, Awono-Ambene PH, Moyou RS, Morlais I, Levashina EA., 2013 – J Biol Chem. [Epub ahead of print] pubmed


10. Nsango, S.E., Abate, L., Thoma, M., Pompon, J., Fraiture, M., Rademacher, A., Berry. A, Awono-Ambene, P.H., Levashina, E. A., & Morlais, I. (2012) Genetic clonality of Plasmodium falciparum affects the outcome of infection in Anopheles gambiae. International Journal for Parasitology, 42, 589-595.

9. Pelletier, Y. Horgan, F.G., & Pompon, J. (2012) Potato resistance against insect herbivores: Resources and opportunities. In Insect pests of potato: Biology and Management (eds. Alyokhin, A., Vincent, C., & Giordanengo, P.), 439-461.

8. Pompon, J. & Pelletier, Y. (2012) Changes in aphid feeding behaviour as a function of insect age and plant resistance level. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 102, 550-557.


7. Pompon, J., Quiring, D., Goyer, C., Giordanengo, P. & Pelletier, Y. (2011) A phloem-sap feeder mixes phloem and xylem sap to regulate osmotic pressure. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57, 1317-1322.

6. Pompon, J., Liu, X.-Q. & Pelletier Y. (2011) Resistance level to an aphid potato pest varies between genotypes from the same Solanum accession. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104, 1075-1079.

5. Pelletier, Y., Horgan, F.G., and Pompon, J. (2011). Potato resistance to insects (Review). In Plant science and biotechnology in North America: Focus on Canada 2, K. Al-Mughrabi, ed. (London, UK, Global Science Books), pp. 37-52.


4. Pompon, J., Quiring, D., Giordanengo, P. & Pelletier, Y. (2010) Role of host plant selection in resistance of wild Solanum species to Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) and Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 137, 73-85.

3. Pompon, J., Quiring, D., Giordanengo, P. & Pelletier, Y. (2010) Characterization of Solanum chomatophilum (Bitter) resistance to Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas) and Myzus persicae (Sulzer). Crop Protection, 29, 891-897.

2. Pompon, J., Quiring, D., Giordanengo, P. & Pelletier, Y. (2010). Role of xylem consumption on osmoregulation in Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Thomas). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56, 610-615.

1. Pelletier, Y., Pompon, J., Dexter, P. & Quiring, D. (2010) Biological Performance of Myzus persicae and Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Homoptera: Aphididae) on Seven Wild Solanum Species. Annals of applied biology, 156, 329-336.