Marie’s research project in the program 3 will mainly focus on studying the genetic basis of photosynthetic capacity variability on sorghum.
That will consist in 1) Genetic analysis (mainly GWAs) on different variables underlying photosynthetic mechanisms. Phenotyping of very interesting genetic ressources available in the team will be done at low or high throughput depending on the objectives, either a very fine characterization of photosynthesis on a small set of genotypes, or a high throughput experiment dedicated to GWAs. 2) Analysis of the role of specific genes (with mutants). 3) Assessing the variability in key genes involved in photosynthesis within sorghum (using resequenced lines, signatures of selection, maybe comparison to other C4s). 4) Link data in sorghum to data in Setaria (and perhaps peal millet) with what we have in sorghum.
Marie holds a Master degree Functional plant biology, Genetic and molecular biology, Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, 2007 and a PhD entitled “Control of shoot and root growth by water deficit in Arabidopsis thaliana: A parallel analysis using artificial and natural mapping populations” from LEPSE Montpellier (France), MPI Tübingen (Germany), 2011