Antoine Kremer, Co-Director of the COTE Laboratory of Excellence, receives Honoris Causa from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Antoine Kremer, Co-Director of the COTE Laboratory of Excellence, receives Honoris Causa from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

On April 22, 2016 Antoine Kremer received a Honoris Causa Doctorate from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, presented by the university president, Carlos Conde. This honor comes in tribute to his scientific research on the genetic diversity of oaks, initiated in the 1980s. 

Research Director at Biogeco (Biodiversity, Genes & Communities joint-research unit of Inra - University of Bordeaux) and Co-Director of the COTE Cluster of Excellence, Antoine Kremer is a pioneer in Europe-wide research on the genetic diversity of oaks. He has written over 180 articles about his work on genetic approaches to populations, quantitative genetics, and evolutionary biology.


His work was rewarded by the 2006 Marcus Wallenberg prize, regarded as the "Nobel prize of the forest industry" and by the 2011 INRA Agricultural Research Award for scientific excellence. He was also awarded with an ERC Advanced Grant in 2013 to conduct research on trees' response to climate change.  

Since 2011 this forestry engineer and doctor of quantitative genetics has coordinated both the Evoltree network, which works on understanding forest ecosystem response to environmental changes, and the COTE Cluster of Excellence, a research cluster dedicated to coastal and continental ecosystem evolution, adaptation and governance.  

Watch the video of the ceremony here.

Find out more about Antoine Kremer here.





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