|Morphogenesis, Signaling, Modeling|
|Dynamics and Expression of plant Genomes|
|Adaptation of Plants to the Environment|
|Reproduction and Seeds|
|Plant cell wall, function and utilization|
The Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin
Dedicated from its origins to research in agronomy and plant biology, following a long local tradition predating INRA, the Versailles Research Centre hosts laboratories which pioneered several research fields. Georges Morel and his students made several important discoveries in plant cell biology (meristem culture) and pathology (Agrobacterium). Thereafter, Jean-Pierre Bourgin, whose seminal research on haploidization in plants had a tremendous impact in the field, headed this laboratory, with dedication, for several years. He notably favoured the emergence of molecular genetics, genomics and the use of model species like Arabidopsis in plant biology. Today, the four INRA research units of the Jean-Pierre Bourgin Institute share multidisciplinary concepts and tools, in order to develop new approaches in plant biology and agronomy, and face new questions from the society.
The Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, unit associated to INRA-AgroParisTech, is affiliated to the Research Departments Plant Biology & Breeding and Science & Process Engineering of Agricultural Products.
Our objectives :
research and scientific communication
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