B&PMP (Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Physiology) is a Joint Research Unit supported by four institutions : CNRS, INRA, SupAgro, 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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Single-particle tracking photoactivated localization microscopy of membrane proteins in living plant tissues

Super-resolution microscopy techniques have pushed the limit of optical imaging to unprecedented spatial resolutions. However, one of the frontiers in nanoscopy is its application to intact living organisms. Here we describe the implementation and application of...

Nitrogen Systemic Signaling: From Symbiotic Nodulation to Root Acquisition

Team: Hormones, Nutriments et Développement (HoNuDe)

Gabriel Krouk named in 2020’s “highly cited” researchers list

The Clarivate Web of Science Group list, now in its seventh year, recognises influential researchers globally. The list represents researchers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their specific fields of expertise.

Coumarin accumulation and trafficking in Arabidopsis thaliana: a complex and dynamic process

A new publication from Kevin’s PhD thesis (Robe et al., 2021 – New Phytol, doi: 10.1111/nph.17090)

Role of the vacuolar transporter AtCLCa in cytosolic pH homeostasis

The development of an original live imaging workflow to simultaneously measure pH and anion dynamics in the cytosol reveals the importance of an Arabidopsis thaliana CLC, AtCLCa, in cytosolic pH homeostasis

White lupin: The genome of this legume has finally been sequenced

White lupin has a root system that is highly adapted for poor soils thanks to its proteoid or cluster roots, which allow it to extract phosphate from the soil very effectively. The mapping of its genome represents a major step toward understanding this mechanism.

Resources and soil life: better management for crop performance

November 12, 2019. Visit of the BPMP laboratory platform specialized in hydromineral plant nutrition and “Science-to-business” meetings in the afternoon between researchers and companies to give free rein to your questions and discuss your R&D issues.


IBIP webinar: Mattia Adamo

April 22, 2021 – Regulation of plant energy signaling by components of the abscisic acid pathway

Jobs / Internships

Post-doctoral position in plant molecular physiology

Post-doctoral position in plant molecular physiology – Memo

Post-doc in Plant Molecular Biology M/F

Post-doc in Plant Molecular Biology M/F – Plasticité

CDD research engineer in molecular and cellular biology (M/W)

CDD research engineer in molecular and cellular biology (M/W) – Aqua

Post-doc in molecular physiology of ion transport in rice

CDD 24 months Post-doc in molecular physiology of ion transport in rice