The UMR 7141 « Chloroplast Biology and Light-sensing in Microalgae » is affiliated with the CNRS and Sorbonne Université. We are composed of around twenty permanent staff (researchers, lecturer-researchers, engineers, technicians and administration) and around fifteen non-permanent collaborators, graduate students and post-doctorates. This laboratory is dedicated to the study of light-driven processes (photosynthesis and photoperception) and chloroplast biology.
UMR 7141 address key questions on the biology, evolution and ecology of microalgae by focusing on different molecular model systems (e.g., Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Phaeodactylum tricornutum) and on ecological relevant phytoplanktonic species, investigated with eco-physiology, biophysic, biochemical, genomic and genetic approaches.
UMR 7141 continues the scientific tradition of the “Service Photosynthèse” established within the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology since 1967.
Head of unit : Angela Falciatore
Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique
UMR7141 – Biologie du chloroplaste et perception de la lumière chez les micro-algues
13, rue Pierre et Marie Curie, F-75005 Paris
Phone: +33 1 58 41 52 26
Fax: +33 1 58 41 50 22