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PhD Subjects 2017 and Teaching resources


Please find below the PhD subjets offered by IJPB for 2016 within the context of the doctoral school SdV (dead line 8th June) and ABIES (dead line 12th May).

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Transcription factors and architecture


Plasticity of leaf shape development in response to environment

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Nicolas Arnaud


Development and seed quality


Biosynthesis and function of monounsaturated fatty acids in plants

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Sébastien Baud

Lignocellulosic biopolymers: from cell wall assemblies to synthons for green chemistry

Modification et caractérisation de lignines de bioraffinerie dans des milieux innovants : vers le développement de synthons et oligomères phénoliques pour de nouveaux matériaux biosourcés


Branching control in plants

Strigolactone signaling in the moss Physcomitrella patens

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Sandrine Bonhomme

Spatial Control Of Cell Division


Spatio-temporal coordination of cell division in plants

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David Bouchez

Senescence, Autophagy, Nutrient recycling and nitrogen use efficiency

Impact study of leaf senescence onto nitrogen remobilization efficiency

Fabien Chardon

Biomass quality and interactions with drought


Functional analysis of candidate genes involved in cell wall degradability in maize
> plus d'info
Sylvie Coursol

Phloem, transport and signaling

Plasticity of long distance transport in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to abiotic stresses
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Sylvie Dinant

Cell differentiation and polarity Role of Reticulum Endoplasmic functional domains in lipid metabolism
> plus d'info

Jean-Denis Faure

Nitrogen Use, Transport and signaling

Molecular deciphering of Nitrate response in Pooideae
> plus d'info

Thomas Girin

Host-Retrotransposon Interactions

Retroviral-like elements and totipotency in plants

> plus d'info

Marie-Angèle Grandbastien

Mechanisms of the meiotic recombination

Deciphering the mechanism of meiotic recombination initiation

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Mathilde Grelon

Biology of the cell and regeneration

Relationships between cell pluripotency, tissue differentiation and organ identity
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Pierre Hilson

Co-Encadrant : Philippe Rech 

Biomass quality and interactions with drought

Influence of the biochemical composition of xylem walls in dicots and monocots on plant growth and water stress tolerance
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Christine Horlow

Meiotic recombination in polyploids Deciphering the cause(s) of meiotic crossover increase in Brassica AAC triploid hybrids
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Eric Jenczewski

Adaptative genetics and genomics

Identification of genes important for the evolution of flowering time in tomato

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José Jiménez-Gómez


Transcription factors and architecture Identification and analysis of novel regulators of plant architecture

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Patrick Laufs

Nitrogen Use, Transport and signaling



Involvement of kinases Target of Rapamycin (TOR) and PhosphatidylInositol 3-Kinase (PI3K) in the regulation of enzymes involved in the metabolism of raffinose and proline in Arabidopsis thaliana
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Anne-Sophie Leprince
Co-Encadrant : Christian Meyer

Germination physiology

Identification of genes involved in the germination of hormonal control


Meiosis mechanisms and apomixis

Investigating the regulation of homologous recombination at meiosis, and its consequences on crossover frequency
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Raphaël Mercier

Co-Encadrant : Rajeev Kumar

Transcription factors and architecture   Investigation of the BOP1/2-TALE module in Arabidopsis floral organ abscission and fruit dehiscence
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Véronique Pautot

Nitrogen-pathogen interactions

Impact of nitrogen in the resistance against the necrotrophic fungus

> plus d'info

Marie-Christine Soulié

Co-encadrant : Mathilde Fagard

Spatial Control Of Cell Division Cell division robustness and shoot apical meristem development
> plus d'info

Magalie Uyttewaal

Epigenetics and small RNAs


Role of an endogenous suppressor of RNAi in plant development and plant-pathogen interactions 
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Hervé Vaucheret



Members of the IJPB take part to numerous teaching courses in universities and top rank schools of engineers. IJPB also organizes M2 courses in plant developmental biology for example in Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC ParisVI) and Paris-Sud 11-AgroParisTech. More information on Plant sciences higher education:


Members of IJPB take part in University and Ingeneers schools. More than the puntuals involvements, IJPB organised 2 modules of the Master 2 Paris-Sud _ AgroParisTech. Teaching beeing at least for a fpart at IJPB:



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