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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

5 new research teams in the SPS LabEx!

We are pleased to announce that 5 new teams have entered the SPS LabEx in 2016 and broaden our research skills:

Regulatory Mechanisms in Photosynthetic Organisms
(leader: Diana Kirilovsky, I2BC)

The RMPO team studies molecular mechanisms of regulatory processes in photosynthesis, cellular changes induced by abiotic stresses and mechanisms developed by photosynthetic organisms to survive and overcome these stresses. The team investigates these processes principally in cyanobacteria and higher plants and studies go from the isolated protein to the entire cell/organism.

Recombination of Alleles in Meiosis: Determinism, Applications, Modeling
(leader: Olivier Martin, GQE-Le Moulon)

The newly created RAMDAM team aims to study by theoretical and experimental approaches the formation of meiotic crossing-overs and their implications for plant breeding. The team focuses on three topics: 1 / high-throughput genetic mapping, 2 / meiosis and recombination, and 3 / modeling, integrative biology and computational biology.

Mapping, Gene expression and Polymorphism
(leader: Matthieu Falque, GQE-Le Moulon)

The ACEP team is a transverse group which provides support to the other teams for topics related to molecular biology and genetic linkage mapping, in particular analyses of DNA sequence polymorphisms using various approaches of molecular markers or sequencing, as well as gene expression studies by real-time quantitative RT-PCR analysis. The team also produces linkage maps from segregating populations, and develops data analysis tools for building and analyzing genetic maps. Beyond map construction, the ACEP group carries out research projects in collaboration with the RAMDAM team.

Genetics, Epigenetics and Evolution of Floral Morphogenesis
(leader: Catherine Damerval, GQE-Le Moulon)

The GE2MorF team studies the evolution of floral architecture, and more specifically that of the perianth, that is to say all sterile bodies involved in the protection of fertile organs and / or attraction of pollinators. Research is conducted in the Ranunculaceae family, which is characterized by a large perianth architectural diversity, in terms of composition and symmetry.

Plateforme d'Analyse Protéomique de Paris Sud-Ouest
(leader: Michel Zivy, GQE-Le Moulon)

The PAPPSO platform provides research teams with equipment, skills and expertise in the field of proteomics, to allow them to respond to the most simple questions (identification of proteins from an organism the genome of which is entirely sequenced) as well as to complex questions (protein quantification in complex samples, dynamics of post-translational modifications,...) in the framework of collaborative projects and contracts.

Welcome to these teams!