Research

researchResearch in the LGDP is devoted to the study of genomes and their regulation with the aim of identifying genes which control plant development and adaptation to the environment. Work has concentrated in recent years on two model species, Arabidopsis thaliana and rice. Work in genomics began in the early 90s through participation in EST and genome sequencing in Arabidopsis. These data were subsequently exploited to identify genes in various processes, such as seed development, responses to plant hormones or regulation of fundamental mechanisms controlling growth.

The lab is still at the forefront of important scientific advances, for example through participation in the discovery and study of plant small RNAs.

This discovey had a major impact on our conception of biological mechanisms in all organisms.


The LGDP is organised in 7 teams, with independent team leaders :


  • STRESS-INDUCED POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPROGRAMMING OF PLANT GENE EXPRESSION
  • TRANSCRIPTIONAL GENE SILENCING AND RNA SILENCING IN PLANTS
  • FUNCTIONS OF REDOXINS IN PLANT DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS RESPONSE
  • THE NUCLEOLUS AND rRNA GENES
  • GENOME ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION
  • EPIGENETIC MECHANISMS AND CHROMATIN ARCHITECTURE
  • THEORETICAL BIOLOGY

 

These teams interact closely, all using molecular tools and techniques based on the genomes of the model plants, Arabidopsis thaliana and rice. One of the strengths of the LGDP is its collegial structure based on small groups with strong interactions and who pool the majority of their financial, methodological and technical means. The laboratory received an A+ classification from the AERES in 2010.

International recognition of the LGDP is shown by publications in high-profile biological reviews, as well as numerous collaborations with labs in Europe (United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Poland, …), Asia (Japan, Taiwan, …), United States and several Central and South American countries.

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News

Seminar Tuesday May 21rst, 11 am, salle de séminaires du LGDP, given by Julia MORALES, Laboratoire de Biologie Intégrative des Modèles Marins, UMR 8227 CNRS/Sorbonne Université, Station Biologique de Roscoff. Title : "Translational control after fertilization in sea urchin."

 

 

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