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Newsletter 2

Newsletter 2




Dear all,

This second SPS newsletter comes out immediately after the LabEx auditions by international committees, organized by the ANR. Together with Marie-Jeanne Sellier (SPS manager) and Patricio Leboeuf (head of research at the Université Paris-Saclay), we presented the goals, actions and results of SPS in the context of Paris-Saclay.

We now expect a feedback of the international committee to take into account their remarks in our strategy. Very briefly, it seems that our actions and academic performance (research and training) have been appreciated, as well as our wish to now focus on aspects related to partnership development and innovation, on one hand, and the preparation of the period following the end of the current project 2020), on the other hand...

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ICAR 2015 and its satellite events

June-July 2015

As mentioned in the last SPS Newsletter, ICAR 2015 (26th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research) will take place in Paris, at the Palais des Congrès, from July 5th to July 9th 2015. Read lien

Gilles Bloch has just been elected President of Université Paris-Saclay

Gilles Bloch has been elected President of Université Paris-Saclay by the ComUE Board Directors today (10th of June 2015). He is taking over from Dominique Vernay, who has been holding this position since January 2015. Gilles Bloch will also be President of the Paris-Saclay Foundation for Scientific Cooperation, which coordinates Operation Campus and the Idex (Excellence Initiative) project. Read lien


Fascination of Plants Day

May 16th - INRA Center of Versailles

The « Fascination of Plants Day » is an international event launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). Read Lire

You are looking for a PhD or a post-doc position? 

Discover the laboratories involved in the SPS LabEx through the eyes of PhD students and postdocs coming from all over the world!

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Vidéo SPS

LabEx News

▉  Infrastructures

• New UHPLC-HRMS / MS on the Plant Observatory Chemistry and Metabolomics platform

A mass spectrometer coupled to a liquid chromatography system   


▉ Innovation

• Saclay Plant'Innov' 2015

Plant innovation meeting

Saclay Plant Innov

▉  Research

• SPS Open call for research projects

Overview of the four calls

The fourth SPS call for research projects has just ended. Each year, this call allocates 3-4 grants to host young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) in SPS laboratories.
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Teaching and training

• Teaching programs supported by SPS and Université Paris-Saclay

What is changing for next academic year?   


• 7th European Plant Science Retreat(EPSR)

July 10th - 13th 2015 – University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

PhD retreat

▉  Significant publications

• Multiple mechanisms limit meiotic crossovers: TOP3α and two BLM homologs antagonize crossovers in parallel to FANCM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015. Séguéla-Arnaud M,et al.

• The Control of Growth Symmetry Breaking in the Arabidopsis Hypocotyl.

Curent Biology. In press. Alexis Peaucelle,et al.
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3 questions to Dario Monachello

After his PhD in biochemistry 2003) at the Institute of Agronomical Chemistry University of Catania, Italy), he had several post-doc positions in France and the USA. He was recently recruited by INRA.

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Dario Monachello

Dario Monachello, INRA engineer, has been in charge of the transcriptomic platform of the Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay since Mai 1st.


Summer School

♦ June 28–July 3
The Seed Biology Paris Summer School
Villa des Impressionnistes - Bougival


♦ July 10-13

Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris

Site Icar

♦ July 5–9
Palais des Congrès - Paris

Saclay plant innov

♦ October 15

Saclay Plant' Innov'
IPS2 - Gif-sur-Yvette

♦ July 10-11

Workshop PGRP
SNHF - Paris



IPS2 website


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ICAR 2015 and its satellite events

June-July 2015
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EPSR 2015

7th European Plant Science Retreat (EPSR)

July 10th - 13th 2015 – University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
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Fascination of Plants Day (Journée de Célébration des Plantes) 2015

May 16th - INRA Center of Versailles
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New UHPLC-HRMS / MS on the Plant Observatory Chemistry and Metabolomics platform

Early in 2015, the Plant Observatory Chemistry and Metabolomics platform located on the INRA Center of Versailles-Grignon acquired a new device: the...
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Significant publications

1rst half of 2015
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SPS Open call for research projects

Overview of the four calls
Read more

Teaching programs supported by SPS and Université Paris-Saclay

What is changing for next academic year?
Read more


3 questions to Dario Monachello
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