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Lundi 22 mai 2017

14:00 PM
Dr. Christian VOIGT
(Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, GB)
Improving plant resistance to fungal pathogens by callose modification
Invited by Samantha Vernhettes
Contact :

Registration up to 18/05/17
except for people belonging to INRA Versailles


Mardi 23 mai 2017

11:00 AM
Invited speaker IJPB/SPS
Dr. Johnathan NAPIER
(Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, GB)
Metabolic engineering of the omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid pathway
in transgenic Camelina saliva -making fish oils in plants

We have been evaluating the possibility of producing omega-3 LC-PUFAs in different transgenic hosts, to provide a sustainable source of these important nutrients. Attempts to metabolically engineer plants with the primary algal biosynthetic pathway for LC-PUFAs has been successfully carried out in a range of species, allowing insights into factors constraining the accumulation of these fatty acids in non-native hosts. The use of lipidomics has allowed us to identify further metabolic bottlenecks in the transgenic pathway, ultimately leading to the breakthrough production of a transgenic oilseed crop which contains up to 30% omega-3 LC-PUFAs in its seed oil. This omega-3 trait represents probably the most complex plant metabolic engineering to undergo field-trialing to date, and as such, has implications for applied synthetic biology in agriculture. Recently, we have evaluated the use of glasshouse-grown GM Camelina seed oil as a replacement for fish oil in aquafeed diets, observing effective substitution in feeds for salmon and sea bream. These data further confirm the potential of these novel oils and their potential role in human nutrition, direct or otherwise.

Johnathan Napier web page :

Invited by Jean-Denis Faure
Contact : /
Registration up to 22/05/17 12:00 AM
except for people belonging to INRA Versailles


Seminars location except other indications

Amphithéâtre de Versailles, Bât. 10
INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon
Route de St Cyr (RD10)
F-78026 Versailles Cedex


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Fascination of Plants Day 2017

Plant biology explained to high school kids...

During this day, thursday 18th may 2017,high school kids will be received by theJean-Pierre Bourgin Institut to for a discover of plant biology. This day is organised by the (LabEx SPS).


Details :
conmmuniqué de presse INRA

site Internet Fascination of Plant Day 2017

11th May 2017

Symposium "3èmes Journées du Réseau France Microtubules"
French Microtubule Network

3th -4th jully 2017, INRA, Versailles

Registration deadline 20th may 2017

Microtubules are found in almost all eukaryotic cells -from fungi and plants to mammals and human- and play a crucial role during mitosis as well as during interphase. Defects in microtubules organization or dynamics lead in animals to pathologies, such as metastatic tumors and neuronal diseases and in plants to altered development and reproduction.
The “Microtubule French Network“ has been created in 2013. This network has the ambition to gather every two years French groups and laboratories working in the microtubules field and using a wide variety of models, in various physiological, developmental, pathological or therapeutic situations. This symposium is held alternately with the international EMBO conference taking place in Heidelberg in even years. Previous editions of this symposium were held in Marseille in 2013 and in Grenoble in 2015, bringing together researchers, post-docs and students from over 34 laboratories. The 3rd days of the “French microtubules network” will be held in Versailles on July 3rd and 4th 2017 .

Local organizing committee: Katia Belcram (Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), Versailles), Frédéric Coquelle (Institut Curie, Université Paris-Sud), Corine Enard (IJPB, Versailles), Benoit Gigant (I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette), Maria-Jesus Lacruz (IJPB, Versailles), Christophe Leclainche (I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette), Anne Nehlig (Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif), Martine Pastuglia (IJPB, Versailles), Philippe Porée (INRA, Versailles), Magalie Uyttewaal (IJPB, Versailles)

Scientific committee: David Bouchez (IJPB, Versailles), Denis Chrétien (Institut de Génétique et Développement de Rennes, Rennes), Anne Fourest-Lieuvin (Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Grenoble), Stéphane Honoré (Centre de Recherche en Oncobiologie et Oncopharmacologie, Marseille), Andreas Merdes (Centre de Biologie Intégrative, Toulouse), Christian Poüs (Faculté de Pharmacie, Chatenay-Malabry)

Contact and details: website 3èmes Journées du Réseau France Microtubules /The 3rd days of the “French microtubules network”

11th May 2017

Plant Epigenetics Meeting

22 -23 June, 2017 - Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The objective of this Symposium is to create a scientific event that is at the forefront of fundamental research on Plant Epigenetics.

The Symposium will bring together about 120 participants in a rather informal atmosphere, facilitating exchanges. We also aim at proposing a highly attractive program at a moderate inscription fee to give the opportunity to researchers - in particular those at the early stage of their career - to participate to an exciting top-level scientific event. Young researchers will have the opportunity to present their work.

Programme (.pdf file)

The Scientific Committee:

Nicolas Bouché (IJPB), Martin Crespi, Moussa Benhamed, Abdel Bendahmane, Clémentine Vitte, Fredy Barneche, Vincent Colot, Jean Molinier

For more details you are invited to contact and to visit the website Plant Epigenetics Meeting

11th May 2017


The preprophase band of microtubules controls the robustness of division orientation in plants

Estelle Schaefer, Katia Belcram, Magalie Uyttewaal, Yann Duroc, Magali Goussot, David Legland, Elise Laruelle, Marie-Ludivine de Tauzia-Moreau, Martine Pastuglia, David Bouchez, The preprophase band of microtubules controls the robustness of division orientation in plants. Science 14 Apr 2017: Vol. 356, Issue 6334, pp. 186-189 (PubMed Abstract)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aal3016

Scientific Contacts:
David Bouchez (+33 (0)1 30 83 36 93)
Martine Pastuglia (+33 (0)1 30 83 33 94)
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (Inra, AgroParisTech, ELR CNRS)

Press Relations:
Inra Press Office (+33 (0)1 42 75 91 86)
Associated Division :
Plant Biology and Breeding
Associated Centre :

Details: conmmuniqué de presse INRA

20th April 2017

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