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Floral Regulators: Function, structure and evolution

Published on 13 March 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…
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Press release for our article
Moyroud et al.
A link between LEAFY and B-gene homologs in Welwitschia mirabilis sheds light on ancestral mechanisms prefiguring floral development.
New Phytologist, 2017

Latest group picture
(June 2014)

Left to right: Gilles Vachon, Hicham Chahtane, Jeanne Loue-Manifel, Grégoire Denay, François Parcy, Renaud Dumas, Marie Le Masson, Dhruv Seshadri, Grégoire Bianchetti, Julia Engelhorn, Thomas Vinos-Poyo, Laura Grégoire, Emmanuel Thévenon