I am a botanist by training and expanded my scientific interests into microbiology and the evolution of cellular responses to environmental variations.
I am holding a Scientist position at ETH Zurich.
Functioning of the flower conditions the sexual reproduction of flowering plants, their ecology, and the production of one of our major source of food (fruits and seeds).
Thanks to the financial support of the ETH Zurich and Julia Vorholt, I initiated a project which aims to identify the influence of the floral microbiome on the biology of plants.
EVOLUTION OF CELLULAR RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATIONS
Cells can actively modify their characteristics in response to environmental variations (adaptive plasticity).
Together with Carl Schlichting, we initiated a project to understand the mode of evolution of the molecular components of the regulation of cellular plastic responses.
With Laura Eme, we explore the evolution of the epigenetic machinery across Eukaryotes.