News


    • The SPOmics Days

      The IPS2 Omics platforms (POPS, InterATOME and Metabolome) are organizing on June 17 and 18, 2019 a symposium dedicated to the approaches they are developing: the SPOmics days on plant transcriptomics...



    • Symposium specialized metabolites: from analysis to engineering

      SPS Symposium : July 4-5, 2019
       
      Recent advances in genetics, genomics, metabolomics, systems biology, biochemistry and cell biology have largely contributed to clarify the role of various plant specialized...



    • S.E.M.P.A, 2019, 1st PRICE: Close-up on clary sage

      In the context of the PISTILL project aiming at clary sage genetic improvement, the FLOCAD group of IPS2investigates the secretion process of sclareol, a compound used in perfume industry. The surface...



    • EnergyCrop : How to make superpower plants ?

      In a world where the need for food supply is constantly growing, it appears more and more necessary to find new ways to increase agriculture yields. Boosting the ability of plants to use their energy...



    • IPS2 platforms are becoming aware of the ISO9001 standard

      Consistent with the IPS2 transcriptomics platform (POPS), certified ISO 9001 since 2012, the EPITRANS, SPOMICS-PMM and SPOMICS-InterAtome platforms are also moving in this direction. To meet the changes...



    • 12 PhD subjects proposed at IPS2!

      Each year the French government offers several hundreds of scholarships over three years for PhD students. These scholarships are allocated through a competition organized by Doctoral Schools.
      In 2019...



    • MAPKSeed: When do seeds wake up?

      For agriculture, synchronization of seed germination is of prime importance in order to maximize crop yields. If several environmental factors like temperature or nutrient availability are known to modulate...



    • Brown algae and land plants: the power of strength

      The same fundamental forces are in action for convergent evolution in various multicellular organisms. TALE HDs Transcription Factors have been independently recruited to perform the same new role in both brown algae and land plants.



    • Chinese New Year in IPS2

      The Chinese students and post-doctoral fellows of the institute organized a meal around typical dishes to celebrate together the Chinese New Year and the entry into the Year of the Pig.
      Guo nian hao !



    • How plants can do without light

      Light is vital to plants but some species can grow without any photosynthesis. To understand this evolutionary transition, the SPOmics platforms and a team of the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle...



    • Some news on signaling pathways controlling root and nodule development in legume plants

      Recent work performed in the “Signaling pathways regulating legume root system architecture” team headed by Florian Frugier at IPS2 highlighted new features of signaling pathways regulating the root system...



    • Cell cycle regulation in plants and animals through TCTP/CSN4 complexes

      Cell cycle regulation in plants and animals through TCTP/CSN4 complexes: a conserved mechanisms in plants and animals.



    • Seminar Research Integrity

      Oliver Le Gall, research director at INRA and president of the french Scientific Integrity Office, will give a lecture entitled "Truth isn't truth. Research Integrity for a responsible science". The conference...



    • Laurier INRA Scientific Challenge

      Abdelhafid Bendahmane has just received the Laurier 2018 "Scientific Challenge" from INRA.
      Abdelhafid Bendahmane is a research director from the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) leading...



    • Mtnoot1, Mtnoot2 and the identity of symbiotic nodules

      Symbiotic interactions between legume plants and rhizobia result in the formation of a specific symbiotic organ called the nodule. In this new work, we report the identification and the characterization of the MtNODULE ROOT2 (MtNOOT2) gene and its role in nodule identity.



    • Whole-genome chromatin landscape of symbiotic genes

      Advances in deciphering the functional architecture of eukaryotic genomes have recently been facilitated by technological advances in sequencing techniques, allowing a more appropriate representation not only of coding genes, but also of repeated elements and non-coding RNAs in genomic sequence assemblies.



    • Splicing regulation by long noncoding RNAs

      In the last years, the advent of novel sequencing techniques allowed the identification of thousands of RNAs that are expressed all along the genome that do not seem to code for proteins as usual mRNAs...



    • La réponse des plantes aux pathogènes implique un remodelage de la chromatine

      Les plantes détectent les attaques pathogènes à travers la perception de signaux appelés PAMPs (Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns) qui induisent des cascades de signalisation pour activer des facteurs...



    • Un complexe de trois protéines PPR au moins est nécessaire à l’édition de dizaines de sites dans les ARN mitochondriaux et chloroplastiques des végétaux supérieurs

      Dans un article récemment publié dans la revue PNAS, l’équipe de Claire Lurin à IPS2 révèle qu’un complexe de trois protéines PPR au moins est nécessaire à l’édition de dizaines de sites dans les ARN...



    • A peculiar methylation pattern for fine tuning of R gene expression

      Genes conferring resistance to diseases in plants, also named R genes, are essential players of sustainable agriculture. NB-LRR (nucleotide biding site – leucine rich repeat) R genes constitute one of the larger and most diversified gene families in plants. Nevertheless, R genes can represent a cost for plants. Their expression has therefore to be finely tuned. Despite their agronomic importance, this question has been poorly addressed.