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Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory

Published on 19 October 2016


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Institut de Biosciences et Biotechnologies de Grenoble
17, avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble cedex 9
Phone: +33 4 38 78 96 66
Fax: +33 4 38 78 50 91


Norbert Rolland
Deputy Director:
Laurent Blanchoin


The Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory studies the dynamics of the plant cell. This research, conducted at both the molecular and cellular levels, is then placed in the context of the whole plant during its development and subjected to changing environmental conditions. They aim​ at a better understanding of cellular mechanisms, e.g. metabolic pathways or processes of cell division and morphogenesis.

Research areas

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Regulation of the proteome dynamics, biogenesis and physiology of the chloroplast.
Biogenesis, dynamics and homeostasis of membrane lipids.
Integrated structural biology and plant development.
​Plants, stress & metals.

Physics of the cytoskeleton.
Floral regulators.
Expression of the plastid genome.
Light-Photosynthesis and Metabolism.


Protein, integrated structural biology, modeling, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, transgenesis, synthetic biology, bio-fuels, lipids, green chemistry, flower development, stress, metals, radionuclides, bioremediation, toxicology, environmental acclimation, cytoskeleton, cell compartmentalization, membrane, chloroplast, photosynthesis, plastid biogenesis, apicoplast, regulation of gene expression, cell differentiation, metabolism, vitamin, enzyme, plant cell, plant, algae.


Université Grenoble Alpes submits its application to the IDEX Project

The ambition shared by the partners of the project – the universities Joseph Fourier, Pierre Mendès France and Stendhal; the grandes écoles Grenoble INP, Sciences Po Grenoble and ENSAG; the national research organisms CNRS, CEA, Inserm, Inria, Irstea; and the university hospital CHU Grenoble – is focused on creating a single world-class university: the future new University Grenoble Alpes. This new model of university will reinforce our capacity to attract leading scholars and students, develop ground-breaking research and competitive curricula. UGA will be a fully integrated institution. [more]

Université Grenoble Alpes : "1 out of 5" 

One person out of five living in Grenoble works in research, innovation or higher education…
The PCV laboratory supports the IDEX.

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