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Light sensing, absorption, and derived metabolism in photosynthetic organisms

Welcome to the Light-Photosynthesis & Metabolism team

Published on 26 April 2017


Team leaders

 
   
Giovanni Finazzi
PhD, CNRS Research Director
 Dimitris Petroutsos
PhD, CNRS Researcher


Adress - Contact

Laboratoire Physiologie Cellulaire & Végétale
CEA-Grenoble
17 avenue des Martyrs
38 054 Grenoble cedex 09
France
Phone: 33(0)4 38 78 41 84

Secretary:
Sophie Mistri
Phone: 04 38 78 96 66
Fax: 04 38 78 50 91



Members of the team



Guillaume Allorent, 33 (0)4 38 78 66 63, Post Doc (HFSP)
Florence Courtois, 33 (0)4 38 78 35 26, Assistant Professor of University Grenoble Alpes
Gilles Curien, 33 (0)4 38 78 66 63, CNRS Researcher - Biography
Davide Dal Bo, 33 (0)4 38 78 35 26, PhD student
Giovanni Finazzi, 33 (0)4 38 78 41 84, CNRS Research Director - Biography
Cécile Giustini, 33 (0)4 38 78 35 26, INRA Assistant Engineer
Pauline Gloaguen, 33 (0)4 38 78 66 63, Post Doc (LabEx GRAL, ANR)
Erika Guglielmino, Apprenticeship student
Marcel Kuntz, 33 (0)4 38 78 41 84, CNRS Research Director
Michel Matringe, 33 (0)4 38 78 41 84, INRA Research Director
Dimitris Petroutsos, 33 (0)4 38 78 66 63, CNRS Researcher - Biography
Maria Aguila Ruiz Sola, 33 (0)4 38 78 35 26, Post Doc (LabEx GRAL, ANR)
Claire Seydoux 33 (0)4 38 78 23 64, Master 2 student
Angeliki Tsichla, 33 (0)4 38 78 35 26, Research Engineer
Clarisse Uwizeye, 33 (0)4 38 78 23 64, Master 2 student


Former members of the team - Alumni

Serena Flori, 2013-2016, PhD student (Marie Curie ITN Accliphot)
Leonardo Magneschi, 2014-2016, Post Doc (Total New Energies)
Valeria Villanova, 2013-2016, PhD student (Marie Curie ITN Accliphot)
Christelle Richard, 2015, Technician (Total New Energies)
Martino Tomizioli, 2011-2014, PhD student
Elisa Dell’Aglio, 2010-2013, PhD student (Program CEA Irtelis)

Short period students:
Mathieu Desbuisson, 2016, Master 1 student
Fabrizio Iacono, 2016, Master 2 student (Erasmus) University of Pisa, Italy
Martina Ratti, 2016, Master 2 student, University of Ancona, Italy
Jean Alinei, 2015, ENSe3 Grenoble-INP
Stéphanie Chezeaud, 2015, M2 student (New Technologies for Energy, CEA) Mines ParisTech
Loïc Cusant, 2015, Master 1 student, Montpellier University
Stefan Kreida, 2014, Master 2 student (Erasmus) University of Uppsala, Sweden
Dimitra Karageorgou, 2013, Master 2 student (Erasmus) University of Ioaninna, Greece
Vanessa Checchetto, 2013, visiting PhD student, University of Padova, Italy


Presentation

Welcome to the LP&M team home page. Created in October 2015, the Light-Photosynthesis & Metabolism (LP&M) team is the most recent team of the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory.
Our research aims to advance understanding of the biological processes that photosynthetic organisms use to manage their energy resources. We explore the dynamics of these processes from the molecular level to the cellular level following a multidisciplinary approach.

The three main research axes are:
(i) Light signaling, utilization and dissipation (i.e. light function as a signal, an energy source and a dangerous substrate)
(ii) Redox regulation of electron flow-Ions in photosynthesis
(iii) The role of organelle interaction (mitochondria <-> chloroplast) in optimizing carbon assimilation and downstream metabolism.

We are generating knowledge which, in particular in the case of unicellular microalgae, can also be exploited for domestication (growth in photobioreactor, production of metabolites of economic interest). (See industrial partnerships)

The LP&M team gathers scientists from different countries (France, Greece, Italy) complementary skills (molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics) and research backgrounds to study fundamental biological questions with a truly multidisciplinary approach.
The LP&M team collaborates with many teams in France and abroad
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Research topics of our team


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Fundings and industrial partners


Publications of our team


Key-words
Photosynthesis, redox control, signalling, bioenergetics, biophysics, kinetic modelling.


Job offer/training opportunities
We regularly train students in biophysics, biochemistry (enzymology, protein purification, protein-protein interaction), algae biology, genetics, molecular cloning technics.


Training periods
We are willing to welcome Master 1 and Master 2 students.