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Floral Regulators: Function, structure and evolution

Published on 6 July 2017
Team presentation

François Parcy
Team leader

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We study how flower development is controlled at the transcriptional and chromatin levels. We focus in particular on the LEAFY and ULTRAPETALA1 proteins and use the development of flower as a model process to address general questions such as the interplay between transcription factors (TF) and chromatin remodeling proteins, the modeling of sequence specific DNA recognition by TF or the evolution of regulatory networks.
Our team is located on the Grenoble “Giant” campus, a very dynamic scientific area devoted to electronics, energy and biology. We benefit from the proximity of European large instruments (Synchrotron, Neutron source) and from the partnership for structural biology (PSB) enables us to use state-of-the-art techniques in the field of protein studies.
Our team belongs to the Plant Cell Physiology Laboratory, one of the four members of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble (BIG).

Grenoble is also a great area for outdoor activities such as ski, rock climbing, hikes, mountain bike, canyoning…
Latest news in the French media
Our paper on Welwitschia mirabilis got attention from the media (in French).

Former lab members get new positions
Marie Monniaux, former PhD student in our team and post-doc with Angela Hay (MPIZ) gets a permanent position at CNRS in Lyon with Michiel Vandenbussche (ENS-RDP)
Edwige Moyroud, former PhD student in our team and post-doc with Beverley Glower (Cambridge) becomes PI at Sainsbury laboratory in Cambridge
Pierre Henri Elchinger, former post-doc in our team gets an assistant professor position at the University Grenoble Alpes.