QIP it double today: Adelin is giving a lecture on growth of plant cell walls in Toulouse, while Sylvain is giving a seminar on the evolution of Sclerotiniaceae fungi at the BIOGER lab in Paris- Grignon. Many thanks to our audiences and hosts for the great discussions.
** Lab member paper **: “Clathrin-dependent endocytosis is required for immunity mediated by pattern recognition receptor kinases” is published in PNAS by Malick et al. This was Malick’s main piece of work from his first post-doc at the Sainsbury Lab, Norwich.
Our proposal on the effect of climate change on the tradeoff between growth and immunity in Arabidopsis has been funded by the TULIP Labex! Project leaders are Fabrice Roux (LIPM) and Didier Aldon (LRSV) – This will make use of the new plant phenotyping falicities launched earlier this year on campus.
Thomas and Sylvain are attending the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular & Molecular Fungal Biology in Holderness, near Boston, United States. Sylvain is giving a talk on the work by Remi, Malick and Adelin in the session “Biophysics and mathematical modeling”, and Thomas is presenting a poster on comparative genomic analyses in fungal pathogens, with an emphasis on Sclerotinia.
The article describing genome analysis and genetic transformation of Drechmeria coniospora, a fungal pathogen of nematodes, is online (http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006017).
We contributed to the secretome analysis in this project developed by the group of Jonathan Ewbank from the University of Marseille.
The group is attending the 2016 edition of the international meeting of the Tulip Labex (https://www.labex-tulip.fr/Actualites/Inscriptions-Meeting-International). The program includes talks from members of the scientific advisory board Sharon Long (Stanford Univ. USA) and Tom Schoener (UC Davis, USA). Sylvain is presenting Olivier and Malick work on the phylogenomics of Sclerotiniaceae fungi.
Sylvain is attending the European Conference on Fungal Genetics in La Cité des Sciences in Paris. Amazing science and plenty of friends and collaborators to meet!
Our ‘Nine trends’ collective minireview is online (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2016.00422/full). We review recent research supporting the importance of nine themes (Plant RLPs, small RNAs, Abscisic acid,…) in the molecular interactions between the broad host range fungi Botrytis cinerea and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and their host plants.
The QIP lab is attending the symposium on System Biology organized in Toulouse by the SPE department of INRA. We are presenting the work of Remi, Malick and Adelin on Sclerotinia reprogramming during host colonization.
Sylvain is visiting Katherine Denby and John Clarkson in Warwick University. Great discussions, an exciting tour of the Plant Science Department and a nice opportunity to catch up with old friends from TSL time.