Research articles


Gompel N. The Aderidae Csíki, 1909 (Coleoptera) from USA and Canada. Coleopterists Society Monographs. Patricia Vaurie Series, in press

Hinson KR and Gompel N. New State Record for Mectemycor strangulatus Majer (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Mauroniscidae) from Arizona, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin, in press

Kliesch H and Gompel N. Erstnachweise von Gompelia ruficollis (Rossi, 1792) aus Deutschland [Coleoptera, Aderidae], Entomologische Zeitschrift, in press

Bachem K, Li X, Ceolin S, Mühling B, Hörl D, Hartz H, Leonhardt H, Arnoult L, Weber S, Matarlo B, Prud’homme B and Gompel N. Regulatory evolution tuning pigmentation intensity quantitatively in Drosophila. Science Advances, 10(4):eadl2616. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.adl2616 [link]


Gompel N and Telnov D. On the taxonomic status of the tenebrionoid genera Falsopedilus Pic, 1924 and Hintonosia Báguena Corella, 1948 (Coleoptera: Mycteridae) with descriptions of new species. Zootaxa, 5318 (3): 421–431.

Hinson KR and Gompel N (2023) Collection methods and an additional host fungus for the rarely collected Sphaerosoma globosum (Sturm) (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea: Alexiidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 77(2): 272–275.

Álvarez-Ocaña R, Shahandeh MP, Ray V, Auer TO, Gompel N and Benton R. Odor-gated oviposition behavior in an ecological specialist. Nature Communications, 26;14(1):3041. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-38722-z.

Frapa P, Coulon J, Gompel N, Horellou A, Queney P and Rose O (2023). Quelques espèces de Coléoptères nouvelles ou peu connues pour le département des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France) (Coleoptera Dytiscidae, Carabidae, Hydrophilidae, Staphylinidae, Scarabaeidae, Latridiidae, Anthicidae, Aderidae, Chrysomelidae, Anthribidae et Curculionidae). L’Entomologiste, 79(1): 45–55.

Ling L, Mühling B, Jaenichen R and Gompel N* (2023) Increased chromatin accessibility promotes the evolution of a transcriptional silencer in Drosophila. Science Advances, 17;9(7):eade6529. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.ade6529. Epub 2023 Feb 17 (*corresponding author) [link]

Rice GR, David JR, Gompel N, Yassin A, Rebeiz M (2023) Resolving between novelty and homology in the rapidly evolving phallus of Drosophila. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B, 340(2):182-196. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.23113 [link]


Gompel N, Frapa P and Jiroux E (2022), Redécouverte en France de Cnopus minor (Baudi, 1877 (Coleoptera, Aderidae). Le Coléopteriste, 25(3): 152–153.

Gompel N (2022) The genus Syzeton Blackburn, 1891 (Coleoptera, Aderidae) in the United States of America, Zootaxa, 5162 (3): 243–267.

McQueen EW, Afkhami M, Atallah J, Belote JM, Gompel N, Heifetz Y, Kamimura Y, Kornhauser SC, Masly JP, O’Grady P, Peláez J, Rebeiz M, Rice G, Sánchez-Herrero E, Santos Nunes MD, Santos Rampasso A, Schnakenberg SL, Siegal ML, Takahashi A, Tanaka KM, Turetzek N, Zelinger E, Courtier-Orgogozo V, Toda MJ, Wolfner MF, Yassin A (2022) A standardized nomenclature and atlas of the female terminalia of Drosophila melanogasterFly (Austin). Dec;16(1):128-151. doi: 10.1080/19336934.2022.2058309. PMID: 35575031; PMCID: PMC9116418

Qi Z, Jung C, Bandilla P, Ludwig C, Heron M, Kiesel AS, Museridze M, Philippou-Massier J, Nikolov M, Renna A, Schnepf M, Unnerstall U, Ceolin S, Mühling B, Gompel N, Soeding J and Ulrike Gaul (2022) Large-scale analysis of Drosophila core promoter function using synthetic promoters, Molecular Systems Biology,18(2):e9816 (doi: 10.15252/msb.20209816)


Gompel N (2021) New Mixaderus species from the Mascarene Islands (Coleoptera: Aderidae), Zootaxa, 4969 (1): 166–174 [link]

Telnov D & Gompel N (2021) Review of Aderidae Csiki, 1909 (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Cabo Verde,  Zootaxa, 4963 (2): 365–374 [link]


Le Poul Y, Xin Y, Ling L, Mühling B, Jaenichen R, Hörl D, Bunk D, Harz H, Leonhardt H, Wang Y, Osipova E, Museridze M, Dharmadhikari D, Murphy E, Rohs R, Preibisch S, Prud’homme B* and Gompel N* (2020) Regulatory encoding of quantitative variation in spatial activity of a Drosophila enhancer, Science Advances, 6(49):eabe2955. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe2955 (*corresponding authors) [link]

Ceolin S, Hanf M, Bożek M , Storti AE, Gompel N, Unnerstall U, Jung C, and Gaul U (2020) A sensitive mNeonGreen reporter system to measure transcriptional dynamics in Drosophila development, Communications Biology3(1):663. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01375-5 [link]

Xin Y, Le Poul Y, Ling L, Museridze M, Mühling M, Jaenichen R, Osipova E, Gompel N* (2020) Ancestral and derived transcriptional enhancers share regulatory sequence and a pleiotropic site affecting chromatin accessibility, PNAS10:202004003. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2004003117 (*corresponding author) [link]

Paris M, Boyer R, Jaenichen R, Wolf J, Karageorgi M, Green J, Cagnon M, Parinello H, Estoup A, Gautier M, Gompel N* and Prud’homme B* (2020) Near-chromosome level genome assembly of the fruit pest Drosophila suzukii using long-read sequencing, Scientific Reports, 10:11227.(*corresponding authors) [link]

Bräcker LB, Gong X, Schmid C, Dawid C, Ulrich D, Phung T, Leonhard A, Ainsworth J, Olbricht K*, Parniske M* and Gompel N* (2020) A strawberry accession with elevated methyl anthranilate fruit concentration is naturally resistant to the pest fly Drosophila suzukii, PLoS ONE, 15(6): e0234040. (*corresponding authors) [link]

Gompel N (2020) Synopsis of the Asian species in the genus Zarcosia Collado & Alonso-Zarazaga, 1996 with new combinations and descriptions of fourteen new species. Zootaxa, 4838 (2): 151–178.  [link]


Green JE, Cavey E, Médina Caturegli E, Aigouy B, Gompel N and Prud’homme B (2019) Evolution of ovipositor length in Drosophila suzukii is driven by enhanced cell size expansion and anisotropic tissue reorganization, Current Biology, 29: 1–8. DOI: [link]

Bräcker LB, Schmid CA, Bolini VA, Holz CA, Prud’homme B, Sirota A and Gompel N* (2019) Quantitative and discrete evolutionary changes in the egg-laying behavior of single Drosophila females, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13:118. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00118 (*corresponding author) [link]

Bozek M , Cortini R , Storti AE , Unnerstall U, Gaul U and Gompel N* (2019) ATAC-seq reveals regional differences in enhancer accessibility during the establishment of spatial coordinates in the Drosophila blastoderm. Genome Research, 29(5):771-783 (*corresponding author) [link]


Hinaux H, Bachem K, Battistara M, Rossi M, Xin Y, Jaenichen R, Le Poul Y, Arnoult L, Kobler JM, Grunwald Kadow IC, Rodermund L, Prud’homme B and Gompel N* (2018) Revisiting the developmental and cellular role of the pigmentation gene yellow in Drosophila using a tagged allele. Developmental Biology, 438(2):111-123 (*corresponding author) [link] [cover]

Hussain A, Pooryasin A, Zhang M, Loschek LF, La Fortezza M, Friedrich AB, Blais CM, Üçpunar HK, Yépez YA, Lehmann M, Gompel N, Gagneur J Sigrist SJ and Grunwald Kadow IC (2018) Inhibition of oxidative stress in cholinergic projection neurons fully rescues aging-associated olfactory circuit degeneration in Drosophila. eLife, 7:e32018 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.32018. [link]

Gompel N. & Kopp A (2018). Drosophila (Sophophora) carrolli n. sp., a new species from Brunei, closely related to Drosophila (Sophophora) rhopaloa Bock & Wheeler, 1972 (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Zootaxa, 4434, 502–509.   [link]


Karageorgi M, Bräcker L, Lebreton S, Minervino C, Cavey M, Siju KP, Grunwald Kadow IC, Gompel N* and Prud’homme* (2017) Evolution of multiple sensory systems drives novel egg-laying behavior in the fruit pest Drosophila suzukii. Current Biology, 27(6):847-853 (*corresponding authors) [link]

Gompel N (2017) A review of North American Elonus species, with description of E. gruberi n. sp. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae). Zootaxa ,4338: 533–545. [pdf]  [link]


Gong X, Bräcker L, Bölke N, Plata C, Zeitlmayr S, Metzler D, Olbricht K*, Gompel N* and Parniske M* (2016). Identification of strawberry accessions with reduced emergence rates of the pest Drosophila suzukii. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7:1880 (*corresponding authors) [link]

Hussain A, Zhang M, Üçpunar H, Svenson T, Quillery E, Gompel N, Ignell R and Grunwald Kadow IC (2016) Ionotropic chemosensory receptors mediate the taste and smell of polyamines. PLOS Biology, p. e1002454 [link]


Cande J, Morita T, Stern DL, Prud’homme B* and Gompel N* (2014) Looking under the lamp post: neither fruitless nor doublesex contribute to the evolution of male courtship in Drosophila. Cell Reports, 8(2), 363–370 (*corresponding authors) [link]

Gompel N. Aderidae: pp 561-562,  in Tronquet M. (ed.) 2014: Catalogue des Coléoptères de France, Perpignan, Revue de l’Association Roussillonnaise d’Entomologie,  vol. XXIII (Suppl.), 1052 p.


Arnoult L, Su KFY, Manoel D, Minervino C, Magriña J, Gompel N*, Prud’homme B* (2013) Emergence and diversification of fly pigmentation through evolution of a gene regulatory module. Science, 339: 1423-1426 [link]


Cande J, Andolfatto P, Prud’homme B*, Stern D*, and Gompel N* (2012) Evolution of multiple additive loci caused divergence between Drosophila yakuba and D. santomea in wing rowing during male courtship. PLOS ONE, 7(8): e43888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043888 (*corresponding authors) [link]

Gompel N. (2012) The genus Mixaderus Collado & Alonso-Zarazaga, 1996 in Madagascar and the Mascareignes archipelago, with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Aderidae). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (S.E.A.), 50: 77-88. [pdf]


Prud’homme B*, Minervino C, Hocine M, Cande JD, Aouane A, Dufour HD, Kassner VA and Gompel N* (2011) Body plan innovation in treehoppers through the evolution of an extra wing-like appendage. Nature, 473:83-6 (*corresponding authors)


Gompel N, Perez C and Bensusan K (2010) On the Aderidae of Gibraltar, with notes on the systematics of the genera Otolelus Klinger, 2000 and Cobososia Collado & Alonso Zarazaga, 1996 (Coleoptera). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (S.E.A.), 46: 527−531. [pdf]


Gompel N, Piry S, Desnouhes L, Tan Ham L, Yavercovski N, Gauthier P, Le Clainche N and Grillas P (2009) Cressa cretica L. (Convolvulaceae), host-plant of the weevil Sharpia rubida (Rosenhauer, 1856) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Erirrhininae). Biocosme mésogéen, 26 (3): 111-123 [pdf]


Williams TM, Selegue JE, Werner T, Gompel N, Kopp A Carroll SB (2008) The regulation and evolution of a genetic switch controlling sexually dimorphic traits in Drosophila. Cell, 134: 610-23


Prud’homme B*, Gompel N*, Rokas A, Kassner VA, Williams TM, Yeh SD, True JR and Carroll SB (2006) Repeated morphological evolution through cis-regulatory changes in a pleiotropic gene. Nature 440: 1050-3 (*= co-first authors)


Gompel N*, Prud’homme B*, Wittkopp PJ, Kassner VA and Carroll SB (2005) Chance caught on the wing: cis-regulatory evolution and the origin of pigment patterns in Drosophila. Nature 433: 481-7 (*= co-first authors)


Gompel N and Carroll SB (2003) Genetic mechanisms and constraints governing the evolution of correlated traits in drosophilid flies. Nature 424: 931-5

Gompel N and Baraud E (2003) Erratum. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n. s.), 39(1): 95. [pdf]


Piry S. and Gompel N. (2002) Présence en France de Neoderelomus piriformis (Hoffmann, 1938) sur le palmier Phoenix canariensis Hort. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Derelomini). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 107(5): 529-534. [pdf]

Gompel N and Baraud E (2002) Les Aderidae de la Faune de France (Coleoptera). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n. s.), 38(3): 211-238. [pdf]

Gompel N (2002) Ph. D. Thesis dissertation summary. Cybium, Bulletin de la Société Française d’Ichtyologie. 26: 58.

Sapède D*, Gompel N*, Dambly-Chaudière C. and Ghysen A. (2002) Cell migration in the post-embryonic development of the fish lateral line. Development, 129: 605-615. (*= co-first authors)


Gompel N, Cubedo N, Thisse C, Thisse B, Dambly-Chaudière C and Ghysen A (2001) Pattern formation in the lateral line of zebrafish. Mechanisms of Development, 105: 69-77.

Gompel N, Dambly-Chaudière C and Ghysen A (2001) Neuronal differences prefigure somatotopy in the zebrafish lateral line. Development, 128: 387-393.

before 2001

Tamisier J-P, Gompel N and Geniez P (2000) Une nouvelle localité pour Pagodulina pagodula (Des Moulins, 1830) [Mollusca, Gastropoda, Orculidae]. Bulletin de la Société linnéenne de Bordeaux, 28(3): 149-151. [pdf]

Gompel N and Ruzicka J (2000) Première citation en France de Apocatops monguzzii Giachino & Vaillati, 1987 (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Cholevinae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 105 (2): 175-176. [pdf]

Piry S, Gompel N and Allemand R (1999) Acclimatation dans le sud de la France d’Otiorhynchus (Dorymerus) armatus Boheman, 1843 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 104(5): 455-457. [pdf]

Gompel N, Soldati F and Soldati L (1999) Description de la femelle de Litoborus (Paralitoborus) escalerai Antoine, 1930 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 104 (1): 35-37. [pdf]

Gompel N (1998) Thylodrias contractus Motshulsky, 1839, une acquisition pour la faune de France (Coleoptera, Dermestidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 103(4): 349-353 [pdf]

Jacq B, Horn F, Janody F, Gompel N, Serralbo O, Mohr E, Leroy C, Bellon B, Fasano L, Laurenti P and Röder L (1997) GIF-DB, a WWW database on gene interactions involved in Drosophila melanogaster development. Nucleic Acids Research, 25 (1): 67-71.

Review articles

Bożek M and Gompel N (2020) Developmental transcriptional enhancers, a subtle interplay between accessibility and activity, BioEssays, 42(4) [link]

Cury KM, Prud’homme B and Gompel N (2019) A short guide to insect oviposition: when, where and how to lay an egg, Journal of Neurogenetics, DOI: 10.1080/01677063.2019.1586898 [link]

Cande J, Prud’homme B*, and Gompel N* (2012) Smells like evolution: the role of chemoreceptor evolution in behavioral change. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 23(1):152-8. (*corresponding authors)

Gompel N and Prud’homme B (2009) The causes of repeated genetic evolution. Developmental Biology, 332: 36-47

Prud’homme B, Gompel N and Carroll SB (2007). Emerging principles of regulatory evolution. PNAS 104: 6105-12


Grunwald Kadow IC and Gompel N (2020) Sensory evolution: Making sense of the noni scent, Current Biology, 30(12): R712-R715

Prud’homme B and Gompel N (2019). Evolution: Remodelling animal body plans, gene by gene. Current Biology 29, R623–R625

Prud’homme B and Gompel N (2018). A bird’s inner stripes. Science 361: 1202–1203

Gompel N and Prud’homme B (2018) Neurobiology: How the head governs the heart of fly species. Nature, 559: 485–487

Prud’homme B & Gompel N (2012). Evolution: return of the ant supersoldiers. Current biology : CB, 22(5), R165–7

Prud’homme B and Gompel N (2011) Behavioural neuroscience: Fruity aphrodisiacs. Nature, 478:190-1

Prud’homme B and Gompel N (2010) Evolutionary biology: Genomic hourglass. Nature, 468:768-769

Gompel N and Prud’homme B (2009) Behavioural neurobiology: Chemical love. Nature, 461:887-8


Chyb S & Gompel N (2013). Atlas of Drosophila morphology. Wild-type and classical mutants. Academic Press

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