Portrait photo of myself on a top roof in Gijón, Spain

Dr. Frédéric Fyon

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Hello !

Welcome to my professional website, where I will tell you a bit about me and my research.

Presently a Postdoctoral researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London under the supervison of Prof. Francisco Úbeda , I am a population genetics theoretician. I have been interested in all sorts of genetic oddities, with transversal themes including sexual reproduction, sex chromosomes, recombination and selfish genetic processes. You will find more details in the Research section. In a few words, I have mostly used mathematical analysis and computer simulations to formulate various novel theories.

Graduated in Life Sciences from the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris I obtained in 2012 a Master's Degree in Ecology, Biodiversity and Evolution from both ENS and Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (formerly Paris-VI). After a first year of post-graduate research, I moved to Montpellier, where I started in 2013 a PhD with Dr. Thomas Lenormand at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, completed in 2016. I then took a break from academics: I volunteered in a shelter against homelessness and for social inclusion in Montpellier, before proceeding to a 2-year travel through various American countries: Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Cuba. During this life-changing experience, I volunteered in various sustainable development projects around themes such as sustainable agriculture, self-sufficiency, self-determination of indigenous people, humanitarian relief. I eventually came back to Europe, and started a Postdoc with Prof. Francisco Úbeda in collaboration with Prof. Ingo Schlupp from the University of Oklahoma. If you'd like to know more, here is my detailed CV.

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My Research

My work focuses on understanding the role of natural selection in directing the evolution of a diversity of processes, especially those associated with reproduction.

This includes:

How natural selection shapes features of sexual reproduction?

How alternative modes of reproduction evolve by natural selection, and their genetic consequences.


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