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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

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3 questions to Zsolt Kelemen
Kelemen

Zsolt Kelemen is an engineer at the Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute (IJPB). After a PhD in biology at the University of Szeged (Hungary) in 2002, he completed several post-doctorates and research contracts in the Paris area, including in laboratories belonging to the LabEx SPS. In particular, he has worked as a post-doc on a project aiming at developing environmental response sensor plants for a sustainable agriculture, a project selected through the SPS 2015 Research Open Call. He has just been recruited in 2017 at the IJPB, in the "Nitrogen Use, Transport and Signaling" team.

 

1) What are your current research themes?

I have joined the group NUTS at IJPB a few months ago. The main interest of the group is to understand the molecular processes and the regulation of plant nitrogen nutrition. We investigate the nitrate sensing and signaling mechanisms in Arabidopsis thaliana. I work principally on the NLP7 transcription factor that was shown to be a master regulator of changes in gene expression triggered by nitrate.

2) Why did you choose plants as your research subject?

I always liked molecular biology and biotechnology. During my scientific career I worked with a few model systems including plants and animals. I found that the importance of plant research is somewhat underrated while almost everything we eat is derived directly or indirectly from plants. So we must better understand how plants operate, in order to grow the ones we eat in not perfectly ideal soils using the minimal amount of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides.

3) You arrived a few years ago in the Paris-Saclay environment, what can you say about it?

It’s a little bit more than a few: I have been living in Gif sur Yvette and have been working in the surrounding area for 15 years already! From the beginning, it was a very pleasant experience both personally and professionally. Originally, I was not planning to stay here definitively but I was impressed by the scientific possibilities, the way of life. Speaking of science, especially plant sciences, there are several institutes, laboratories in the area working on the field. As we live in the middle of it I could observe directly the huge development of the area during the last few years, and the speed of this development does not seem to decrease.