HOW DO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES SHAPE THE BIOLOGY OF PLANTS AND MICROORGANISMS?
I am a botanist by training and expanded my scientific interests into microbiology and evolution of cellular responses to environmental variations.
Developing projects in different fields of biology calls for climbing steep learning curves, decreases your rate of publications, and increases your level of stress, but in a long term perspective it makes you innovative and it is exciting.
Floral traits are selected to optimize the sexual reproduction of flowering plants, conditioning not only their evolution but also the production of one of our major source of food (fruits and seeds).
This project aims to identify the influence of the plant microbial environment on the evolution and biology of this organ.
EVOLUTION OF PLASTIC RESPONSES
Organisms can actively modify their characteristics in response to environmental variations (adaptive plasticity).
This project aims to understand the mode of evolution of the molecular components of plastic responses.