Associate Searcher/Professor at the INRA/AgroParisTech joint Animal Genetics and Integrative Biology Unit, currently in secondment to FAO.
Fields of research
- Characterization of genetic variability within domestic animals based on a diversity of contexts (developed and developing countries, wild versus domestic populations) and species (cattle, chicken, dog, horse, sheep).
- Management and conservation of animal genetic resources based on breeders surveys, meta-analysis, and population simulation.
- 2008 PhD in Animal Genetics, AgroParisTech, Ecole Doctorale Abies. Advisors: Prof. Etienne Verrier, Dr. Xavier Rognon, Genetic diversity and breed management in dogs
- 2004 Agronomy Engineer, Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon
Leroy G., Phocas F., Hedan B., Verrier E., Rognon X. (2015) Inbreeding depression in livestock species : review and meta-analysis, Vet J, 203(1): 75-78.
Leroy G. (2014) Inbreeding depression in livestock species : review and meta-analysis, Anim genet, 189: 177-182.
Leroy G., Mary-Huard T., Verrier E., Danvy S., Charvolin E. et al. (2013)
Methods to estimate effective population size using pedigree data: Examples in dog, sheep, cattle and horse. Genet Sel Evol 45(1): 1.
Pirault P., Danvy S., Verrier E., Leroy G. (2013) Genetic structure and gene flows within horses: a genealogical study at the french population scale. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61544.
Leroy G., Vernet E., Pautet M.B., Rognon X. (2013) An insight into population structure and gene flow within purebred cats. J Anim Breed Genet, DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12043
Leroy G., Rognon X. (2012) Assessing the impact of breeding strategies on inherited disorders and genetic diversity in dogs. Vet J, 194(3) 343-348.
Leroy G., Kayang, B.B., Youssao I.A.K., Yapi-Gnaore C.V., Osei-Amponsah R., Loukou N.E., Fotsa J.C., Benabdeljelil K., Bed’hom B., Tixier-Boichard M., Rognon X. (2012) Gene diversity, agroecological structure and introgression patterns among village chicken populations across north, west and central Africa. BMC Genet, 13, 34.
Leroy G., Danchin-Burge C., Palhière I., Baumung R., Fritz S., Meriaux J.C. & Gautier M. (2012) An ABC estimate of pedigree error rate: application in dog, sheep and cattle breeds. Anim Genet, 43, 309-314.
Danchin-Burge C., Leroy G., Brochard M., Moureaux S. & Verrier E. (2012) Evolution of the genetic variability of eight French dairy cattle breeds assessed by pedigree analysis. J Anim Breed Genet, 129(3), 206-217.
Leroy G. (2011) Genetic diversity, inbreeding and breeding practices in dogs: Results from pedigree analyses. Vet J, 189, 177-182.
Leroy G., Danchin-Burge C., Verrier E. (2011) Impact of the use of cryobank samples in a selected cattle breed : a simulation study. Genet Sel Evol, 43, 36.
Leroy G., Baumung R. (2011) Mating practices and the dissemination of genetic disorders in domestic animals, based on the example of dog breeding, Anim Genet 42, 66-74.