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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Highlights

Gabriel Krouk (SYSTEMS team) is still in 2022 in the list of most cited researchers

Clarivate released its list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) on November 15, 2022.

Kévin Robe received the AAF-SFBV thesis prize 2022

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

The BPMP unit celebrated its 50th anniversary

50 years of research dedicated to the hydro-mineral nutrition of plants

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)

Scientific events

Montpellier School of Electrophysiology 2023

Theoretical module: April 2-7, 2023, Practical module: May 22-26, 2023. Team: Ion transport and adaptation to environment in cereals

seminars

Thesis defense by Houssein Monder

Doctorate thesis of Montpellier University   Wednesday december 14 at 14h pm, Amphi Philippe Lamour   Role of outward potassium channels in the control of grape acidity Doctoral school : GAIA – Biodiversité, Agriculture, Alimentation, Environnement, Terre,...

Thesis defense by Houssein Monder

Doctorate thesis of Montpellier University   Wednesday december 14 at 14h pm, Amphi Philippe Lamour   Role of outward potassium channels in the control of grape acidity Doctoral school : GAIA – Biodiversité, Agriculture, Alimentation, Environnement, Terre,...

BIP seminar: Marija Smokvarska

December 1st 2022 – A novel mechanism for plasmodesmata mediated cell-cell communication in plants

Thesis defense by Océane Cassan

Tuesday december 13 – Statistical inference of the gene regulatory networks in Arabidopsis thaliana under rising atmospheric CO2 levels

Thesis defense by Ikram Madani

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

IBIP seminar: Blanca San Segundo

Thursday September 29, 2022 REPORTED- Crosstalk between Nutrient Signaling Pathways and Immune Responses in Plants

Jobs / Internships

Post-Doc

CDD Post-doc – Sirène

CDD Post-doctoral scientist (M/F) on Phenotyping and genetics of maize root hydraulic architecture

CDD Post-doctoral scientist (M/F) on Phenotyping and genetics of maize root hydraulic architecture – Aqua