NUMBER 4 : NOVEMBER 2016
This autumn 2016, we are pleased to announce the involvement of five new teams in our LabEx. These teams, presented in more detail in this newsletter, contribute to both strengthening and broadening our thematic scope (photosynthesis, modeling, floral morphogenesis and proteomics). With 2016, we also started the second phase of our LabEx: five new structuring projects were selected following a late 2015-early 2016 open call. Firmly focused on innovation, they will help develop the LabEx (nanosensor, recombination, gene editing and improved plants for biomass or production of perfumes).
This newsletter is also an opportunity to take stock of the project and give you information about our activities in research, training, partnership and innovation. Finally I wanted to point out here the special issue of the Science journal dated September 16 on plant biotechnology and its applications, with items including gene editing, nitrogen fixation, production of molecules of interest for health or obtaining new crops better suited to the requirements of a productive and sustainable agriculture.
Happy reading !
SPS is growing !
The SPS2020 projects
The SPS LabEx SPS :
The SPS LabEx connects plant biology research teams and collaborators from the private sector to build research projects in partnership, organizes training, offers a wide range of high-tech resources and provides financial support through an incubation program for innovative partnership projects (SPS'Innov). Watch the vidéo
• What's a transcriptome?
POPS Transcriptomics Platform
• SPS LabEx imaging infrastructures
The infinitely small at the service of plant biology
• A new crop of PhD and postdoc projects
3 new projects selected through the 2016 SPS Research Open Call
These new projects, added to those selected during the past years, increase to 16 the number of projects funded through this call.
▉ General public
• Fête de la Science 2016
Leguminous and oleaginous plants on the SPS program
▉ Significant publications
• 1st semester 2016
• New functions for Chloé Marchive
The INRA Centre of Versailles-Grignon now has a project engineer for partnership
• Dynamics of entrepreneurship and innovation among SPS LabEx students
Students full of ideas tell us about their project...
• Saclay Plant’ Innov’ 2016
A look back at the event
▉ Teaching and training
• From gene expression to genomic network
A look back on the SPS Summer School 2016
• Teaching and training in plant sciences within the SPS LabEx
Training students in plant sciences, a priority for the SPS LabEx
3 questions to Diana Kirilovsky
Diana Kirilovsky, CNRS research director at the Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC, Gif-sur-Yvette), is the leader of the team "Regulatory mechanisms in photosynthetic organisms", which has just entered the SPS LabEx.
♦ May 18, 2017