Dr. Jean Christophe Glaszmann
Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
Jean-Christophe Glaszmann is researcher at Cirad, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, in Montpellier.
Initially trained in plant breeding and ecological genetics, he conducted research on the assessment and use of genetic diversity in diverse crops such as rice, sugarcane, sorghum or banana.
He has been director of AGAP, a major joint research unit in Montpellier, focussed on tropical and Mediterranean plant genetic improvement and adaptation (2010-2014). Before that he was Scientific Director at Cirad (2007-2010) and led the Sub-Programme on crop genetic diversity of the CGIAR Generation challenge programme from 2004 to 2010.
He is member of the Scientific Advisory Board member at the IPK Gatersleben Leibniz Institute.
His current area of research is the use of phylogeographic approaches for assessing genetic diversity in crop germplasm. He is also leading CultiVar, an Agropolis initiative for linking research across continents through training and capacity building in plant breeding.