Pierre Boudry

  • Head of research unit @ IFREMER, LEMAR, Brest
  • Editor-in-chief of Aquatic Living Resources
  • Pierre.Boudry@ifremer.fr


A biologist within Ifremer since 1994, Dr. Pierre Boudry develops research on genetics and genomics of marine molluscs exploited by fisheries or aquaculture. He focuses on population genetics (diversity, differentiation, local adaptation) and genetic improvement (domestication, selection) of bivalves. He published more than 130 scientific papers and was designated as the most productive author in a recent bibliometric analysis of oyster research worldwide for the period 1991-2014. In addition, he is since 2011 head of an Ifremer research group dedicated to the physiology of marine fish and shellfish and, since 2012, associate director of LEMAR, a large joint laboratory (CNRS/Brest University/IRD/Ifremer) devoted to marine environmental sciences. Editor-in-chief of the journal Aquatic Living Resources, he has represented France in the ICES working group on the application of genetics in fisheries and mariculture since 1998.

Current projects

Recent publications

Vendrami David L. J., De Noia Michele, Telesca Luca, Handal William, Charrier Gregory, Boudry Pierre, Eberhart-Phillips Luke, Hoffman Joseph I. (2019). RAD sequencing sheds new light on the genetic structure and local adaptation of European scallops and resolves their demographic histories . Scientific Reports , 9(1), 7455 (13p.).

Pouvreau Stephane  Vendrami David L. J., Houston Ross D., Gharbi Karim, Telesca Luca, Gutierrez Alejandro P., Gurney-Smith Helen, Hasegawa Natsuki, Boudry Pierre, Hoffman Joseph I. (2019). Detailed insights into pan-European population structure and inbreeding in wild and hatchery Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) revealed by genome-wide SNP data . Evolutionary Applications , 12(3), 519-534.

Bayne B., D’Auriac M. Angles, Backeljau T., Beninger P., Boudry Pierre, Carnegie R., Davis J., Guo X., Hedgecock D., Krause M., Langdon C., Lapegue Sylvie, Manahan D., Mann R., Powell E., Shumway S. (2019). A scientific name for Pacific oysters . Aquaculture , 499, 373-373.

Foulon Valentin, Boudry Pierre, Artigaud Sebastien, Guérard Fabienne, Hellio Claire (2019). In Silico Analysis of Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Transcriptome over Developmental Stages Reveals Candidate Genes for Larval Settlement . International Journal Of Molecular Sciences , 20(1), 197 (16p.).

Roussel Sabine, Bisch T, Lachambre S, Boudry Pierre, Gervois Jl, Lambert Christophe, Huchette S, Day R (2019). Anti-predator response of Haliotis tuberculata is modified after only one generation of domestication . Aquaculture Environment Interactions , 11, 129-142.

De Lorgeril Julien, Lucasson Aude, Petton Bruno, Toulza Eve, Montagnani Caroline, Clerissi Camille, Vidal-Dupiol Jeremie, Chaparro Cristian, Galinier Richard, Escoubas Jean Michel, Haffner Philippe, Degremont Lionel, Charriere Guillaume, Lafont Maxime, Delort Abigail, Vergnes Agnes, Chiarello Marlene, Faury Nicole, Rubio Tristan, Leroy Marc, Perignon Adeline, Regler Denis, Morga Benjamin, Alunno-Bruscia Marianne, Boudry Pierre, Le Roux Frederique, Destoumieux-Garzon Delphine, Gueguen Yannick, Mitta Guillaume (2018).Immune-suppression by OsHV-1 viral infection causes fatal bacteraemia in Pacific oysters . Nature Communications , 9(4215), 14p. 

Foulon Valentin, Artigaud Sebastien, Buscaglia Manon, Bernay Benoit, Fabioux Caroline, Petton Bruno, Elies Philippe, Boukerma Kada, Hellio Claire, Guerard Fabienne, Boudry Pierre (2018). Proteinaceous secretion of bioadhesive produced during crawling and settlement of Crassostrea gigas larvae . Scientific Reports , 8(1), 15298 (14p.).

Chauvaud Pierre, Boudry Pierre, Grall Jacques, Charrier Gregory, Huchette Sylvain, Roussel Sabine (2018). Ranching and stock-enhancement of abalone in France . Colloque « L’ormeau européen : biologie & développement durable de la filière » / Workshop on « European abalone: biology and sustainable aquaculture ». 20 et 21 septembre 2018, Aber Wrac’h .

Roussel Sabine, Lachambre Sébastien, Bisch Thomas, Gervois Jean-Lou, Boudry Pierre, Lambert Christophe, Huchette Sylvain, Day Rob (2018). Domestication of abalone : what consequences for Haliotis tuberculata behaviour, physiology and growth after one generation of selection . Colloque « L’ormeau européen : biologie & développement durable de la filière » / Workshop on « European abalone: biology and sustainable aquaculture ». 20 et 21 septembre 2018, Aber Wrac’h.