I'm a French CNRS Researcher working in B&PMP Lab (UMR5004) (Montpellier France) applying Systems Biology*, Machine learning and AI, to decipher how nutrient related signaling pathways influence plant growth and development. 

My research recently ( 1) also branched into very fundamental questions concerning large Gene Regulatory Networks modeling and learning.


New collaborative paper in press at Nature Communications with the Coruzzi lab!

New Paper Medici, Szponarski et al in press at  The Plant Cell ! [here]
See how N signaling controls P starvation response and the other way around.

New collaborative paper in press at Plant Physiology with Antoine Martin!

Next, plant and microscopy pictures to be learnt!

I agreed of being a F1000 member!
Stay tuned for my first highlights of the literature.

New  paper (Poitou et al) in Press at The Plant Cell with Sandrine Ruffel!

New collaborative paper in Press at Elife with Hatem Rouached!

Click on the Flyer to get to the official web site :

Our work with Clément and André (selfie below) is now funded by the Satt AXLR and Agropolis Fondation!

New paper in Press at Plant Phys with Hatem Rouached!
Stay tuned ;)

New Paper in Press in COPB. The world according to GARP transcription factors.
Congrats Alaeddine for your first paper!

Our paper with Clement Carre and Andre Mas (pictured below), about GRN modeling and learning is in press at
NPJ Systems Biology and Application
#GRNs #SVM #MachineLearning #NetworkStability #AI

A News and Views should be out soon (June 19) in Nature Plants.

Ristova et al,  is out!
Combinatorial interaction network of transcriptomic and phenotypic responses to nitrogen and hormones in the Arabidopsis thaliana
root (Click on the picture below to get to the paper).

Our New paper (Ristova et al, 2016) about  combinatorial effect of Auxin, Cytokinin, ABA, Nitrate and Ammonium, on i) root development and ii) on transcriptomic response is in press.
Soon in

New collaboration validated by a paper in MCP about the study of plant aquaporins interacting proteins and regulators. By Jorge  Bellati et al. [here]

New Paper in Plant Phys about the post-transcriptionnal regulation of CHL1/NRT1.1. Congrats Eleo! [here]

This month (August 2016) Plant Molecular Biology cover has been proposed by Benoit Lacombe,  Romain Hernandez (romain[a]adrenal-ink.com), and myself.
It represents a tree in montpellier at domaine de rieucoulon.

Want to learn more about Nitrate transport, sensing in plants? Our review lead by @Rodrigo_G_I is out in Mol Plant. http://www.cell.com/molecular-plant/abstract/S1674-2052%2816%2930060-0 

A review is in press @plant.mol.biol [here] about the nitrate and hormones relationships.

NEW publication !
Our last paper with Sandrine Ruffel is out. here--> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jipb.12453/abstract 
Long-distance nitrate signaling displays cytokinin dependent and independent branches.
in JIPB.

5000 cores #nividia #GPU computing for new science ;)
Click on the picture below for more pictures

Some pictures of the Workshop on Systems ans Synthetic Biology at #ICAR2015 [here]

Our work [with the Coruzzi lab] on TARGET studies of transcription factors is highlighted in a very good BioEssays paper 

‘‘Hit-and-run’’: Transcription factors get caught in the act

Varodom Charoensawan, Claudia Martinho  and Philip A. Wigge


We (with Rodrigo Gutierrez and Gloria Coruzzi) are organizing a workshop on systems and synthetic biology at #ICAR2015 --> here

Bouguyon et al, Multiple mechanisms of nitrate sensing by Arabidopsis nitrate transceptor NRT1.1
is out in

Our paper Medici et al.
AtNIGT1/HRS1 integrates nitrate and phosphate signals at the Arabidopsis root tip
is out in http://www.nature.com/ncomms/index.html

IN PRESS!: GeneCloud ! Our new algorithm has been released  in    http://www.cell.com/molecular-plant/home
Here is a tutorial video.

Go play with it! --> [M2SB.org]   

Our last paper is in press. Medici  et al. (2015) Should be released soon in

If you have been looking for this ... No guarantee that this is up to date (2014)--> Modele formulaire rapport compte rendu Final ANR [Here]

3 ANR projects in which we are partners have been awarded! Congrats Anne, Isabelle and Benoit!

A new version of our paper in @JXBot is available with high quality figures. Primary Nitrate Response: http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/07/02/jxb.eru245.abstract 

The Para et al PNAS paper is open access.
--> freely available [here]

[24] Para A, Li Y,Marshall-Colón A, Varala K, Francoeur NJ, Moran TM, Edwards MB, Hackley C, Bargmann BOR, Birnbaum KD, McCombie WR, Krouk G, Coruzzi G
"Hit-and-run" transcriptional control by bZIP1 mediates rapid nutrient signaling in Arabidopsis.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2014
) June 23, doi:10.1073/pnas.1404657111 

2 Journal of experimental botany reviews are on line (see ref 22 and 23 in -->Publications)

-A job opportunity  is currently available [here]

*You are a Systems Biology skeptical? Read this paper (Can a biologist Fix a radio?[...]) it will change your mind for sure.

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