IPSiM (Institut for Plant Sciences of Montpellier) is a Joint Research Unit supported by four institutions : CNRS, INRA, Institut agro, and the University of Montpellier. Its research activity aims at elucidating the fundamental mechanisms that govern the water and mineral nutrition of plants, and their responses to abiotic environmental constraints, including those due to climate change.
Our objective is dual : to understand better the organization and functioning of plants ; to contribute to the development of a sustainable agriculture, that saves natural resources and respects the environment.
For this, we develop an Integrative Biology approach. We combine multidisciplinary (genomics, biophysics, molecular biology, modelling) and multiscale (from gene to whole plant) approaches on various plant species (model and crop plants). Our projects address how the development and physiological functions of organs are coordinated, with an especially recognized expertise on roots. The aim is to determine how this coordination leads to an integrated response of plants to environmental constraints and how it governs plant growth.
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for his work on the localization, dynamics and roles of coumarins in iron nutrition in Arabidopsis thaliana performed at IPSIM, Montpellier in the FeRos team
Suberin layers and Casparian strips are two apoplastics structures that each carries a specific role as a barrier for the passage of water or solutes across the root
Team: Water, signaling and hydraulic architecture (Aqua)
Single-particle tracking photoactivated localization microscopy of membrane proteins in living plant tissues
Tuesday december 13 – Plasticity of the wheat root system under N, P or K deficiency conditions revealed by the development of a phenotyping methodology integrating absorbent hairs
Jobs / Internships
CDD Post-doctoral scientist (M/F) on Phenotyping and genetics of maize root hydraulic architecture – Aqua