1. Functional Regulation of Photosynthesis in Microalgae
The objective of this theme is to provide a complete vision of the different mechanisms allowing the photosynthetic machinery to respond to variations in the environmental parameters (light, temperature, etc.) and / or in the metabolic needs of the cell… Read more »

2. Regulation of Chloroplast Gene Expression
Chloroplasts evolved from free-living cyanobacteria engulfed by a primitive eukaryotic cell about 1.5 My ago. Since then, the genes of the ancestral cyanobacterium have been either lost or transferred to the nucleus of the host cell and the chloroplast genome only encodes a fractionr… Read more »

3. Chloroplast Biogenesis and Assembly
While the structures of photosynthetic complexes have been solved to atomic resolution, we still have limited knowledge of the pathways of assembly of the apoproteins with their cofactors, a prerequisite for the stable assembly of multimeric holoproteins. … Read more »

4. Responses of Photosynthetic Organisms to the Environment
Aim of this research is to improve our understanding of the complex interactions between microalgae and their environment. In particular, we investigate specific physiological responses to different abiotic signals and stresses of relevance (e.g., light, dark, photoperiods, … Read more »

5. Evolution of Photosynthetic Functions and Genome Dynamics in Microalgae
The long-term objective of this theme is to provide a system-level view of photosynthesis, from genome dynamics to physiology and to predict the capacity of microalgae to cope with a changing environment… Read more »

6. Genetics and genomics of microalgae
Genetic and genomic investigations on C. reinhardtii have provided unique information on chloroplast function and biogenesis, which proved applicable to the green lineage and beyond. We are now expanding our research to include Diatoms. Our research lines include…Read more »

ERC – PhotoPHYTOMICS (2017 – 2021)

Photosynthesis in PHYTOplankton Mixtures to Investigate Community Structuration.
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Scientific Instrumentation develop in the lab.

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