Lecture at the Academy of Sciences
May 22, 2018: François Parcy was invited to the Academy of Sciences for a conference / debate on the evolution of living things and biodiversity - From fossil worlds to contemporary biodiversity.
Conference link, Video
Publication intended for the general public
Les fleurs, redoutables séductrices.
Cahier du Monde n° 22799 daté mercredi 2 mai 2018
Welcome to our team to Jérémy Lucas, recruited CNRS engineer, as well as our three new Post-docs: Xuelei Lai, Claudius Marondedze and Leonie Verhage.
Comments on a publication by other researchers (in French)
Intervention in the media as an expert on the success of flowering plants
Our paper on Welwitschia mirabilis got attention from the media (in French):
New Phytologist, 2017 ; Press release
Former lab members get new positions
- Marie Monniaux, former PhD student in our team and post-doc with Angela Hay (MPIZ) gets a permanent position at CNRS in Lyon with Michiel Vandenbussche (ENS-RDP)
- Edwige Moyroud, former PhD student in our team and post-doc with Beverley Glower (Cambridge) becomes PI at Sainsbury laboratory in Cambridge
- Pierre Henri Elchinger, former post-doc in our team gets an assistant professor position at the University Grenoble Alpes
We found in Welwitschia mirabilis similar genes to those responsible for the formation of flowers, moreover, organized according to the same hierarchy. The common ancestor thus possessed them already. The study of the current biodiversity of plants thus enables us to go back in time and gradually sketch the genetic portrait of the common ancestor of a large proportion of modern-day flowers.
New Phytologist, 2017; Press release
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