Clémence Henry joined the Centre in February 2015 and works at the WSU Node at the Hawkesburry Institute for the Environment. She previously worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL, USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow where she studied the conservation and environmental regulation of the trehalose pathway in maize (Zea mays). She received her PhD in 2011 from the “Université d’Angers” (France) under the supervision of Dr Sandrine Pelleschi-Travier, Prs Jean-Daniel Viemont, Alain Vian and Soulaiman Sakr. Her PhD research focussed on the involvement of sugar transporters in bud burst photocontrol of rosebush (Rosa hybrid L.).
Clémence is a molecular plant physiologist whose research aims to address the following questions:
How plants manage (transform, allocate and sense) the energy assimilated through photosynthesis to produce sugars?
How these energetic resources (mainly sugars) influence growth, development and photosynthesis?
What is the effect of environmental changes on all these processes?
What are the effects of altered environments on sugar sensing and partitioning in C4 grasses?
How do sugar sensor(s) affect photosynthesis in C4 grasses?