News

June 2017

“How plants cope with UV-B: from perception to response” – a review by Ruohe Yin and Roman Ulm in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

May 2017

Michael Hothorn has been selected as International Research Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

April 2017

“The structural basis of ligand perception and signal activation by receptor kinases” – a review by Ulrich Hohmann, Kelvin Lau and Michael Hothorn in Annual Review of Plant Biology.

April 2017

“Rationalising vitamin B6 biofortification in crop plants” – a review by Jared Fudge, Teresa Fitzpatrick and colleagues in Current Opinion in Biotechnology.

December 2016

“Dormancy-specific imprinting underlies maternal inheritance of seed dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in eLife.

December 2016

“How plants manage excess solar energy” – a press release.  
“UV-B photoreceptor-mediated protection of the photosynthetic machinery in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Ulm and Goldschmidt-Clermont labs in PNAS.

September 2016

“A pivotal role for a single amino acid in the production of vitamin B6” – a press release.
“Structural definition of the lysine swing in Arabidopsis thaliana PDX1: Intermediate channeling facilitating vitamin B6 biosynthesis” – a paper of the Fitzpatrick lab in PNAS.

August 2016

Jean-David Rochaix received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.

July 2016

“How do plants protect themselves against sunburn?” – a press release.  
“COP1 is required for UV-B–induced nuclear accumulation of the UVR8 photoreceptor” – a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS.

May 2016

Manuel Gonzalez, from Karl Perron’s lab, received from the hands of Roger Moore (James Bond) the Prize of the best poster, at the National Symposium 2016 of the Swiss Burn & Wound Research Network.

April 2016

“Bacterial virulence is stimulated by burns” – a press release.  
“Effect of Human Burn Wound Exudate on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence” – a paper of the Perron lab in mSphere.

April 2016

“A plant cell recycles its resources in times of scarcity” – a press release.  
“A Nucleus-Encoded Chloroplast Phosphoprotein Governs Expression of the Photosystem I Subunit PsaC in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in The Plant Cell.  

“Une algue pleine de ressources” – an interview of Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.

April 2016

“A cellular sensor of phosphate levels” – a press release.  
“Control of eukaryotic phosphate homeostasis by inositol polyphosphate sensor domains” – a paper of the Hothorn lab in Science.

April 2016

“Unveiling the withering process” – a press release.  
“Mechanistic insight into a peptide hormone signaling complex mediating floral organ abscission” – a paper of the Hothorn lab in eLife.

March 2016

“UV-B perception and acclimation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” – a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell.

February 2016

“Des pansements anti-infectieux pour soigner les grands brûlés” – a press release.  
“Anti-Microbial Dendrimers against Multidrug-Resistant P. aeruginosa Enhance the Angiogenic Effect of Biological Burn-wound Bandages” – a paper of the Perron lab in Scientific Reports.

February 2016

“A new role for vitamin B6 in plants” – a press release.  
“Balancing of B6 vitamers is essential for plant development and metabolism in Arabidopsis” – a paper of the Fitzpatrick lab in Plant Cell.

October 2016

“A lead to overcome resistance to antibiotics” – a press release.  
“OprD Repression upon Metal Treatment Requires the RNA Chaperone Hfq in Pseudomonas aeruginosa” – a paper of the Perron lab in Genes.

December 2015

“A wax shield to conquer the Earth” – a press release.  
“An endosperm-associated cuticle is required for Arabidopsis seed viability, dormancy and early control of germination” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in PLoS Genetics.

October 2015

“A cure for vitamin B6 deficiency” – a press release.
“Increased bioavailable vitamin B6 in field-grown transgenic cassava for dietary sufficiency” – a paper co-authored by Teresa Fitzpatrick in Nature Biotechnology.

September 2015

“Four fairies watch over Sleeping Beauty” – a press release.
“Abscisic acid transporters cooperate to control seed germination” – a paper co-authored by Luis Lopez-Molina in Nature Communications.
“Le secret du réveil des graines” – an interview of Luis Lopez-Molina (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.

May 2015

“Natures balancing act: examining biosynthesis de novo, recycling and processing damaged vitamin B metabolites” - a review by Maite Colinas and Teresa Fitzpatrick in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

May 2015

“Sharing light between two photosystems: mechanism of state transitions” - a review by Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont and Roberto Bassi in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

January 2015

"Two distinct domains of the UVR8 photoreceptor interact with COP1 to initiate UV-B signaling in Arabidopsis" - a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell.

November 2014

Michael Hothorn selected as EMBO Young Investigator

October 2014

“UV-B-responsive association of the Arabidopsis bZIP transcription factor ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL5 with target genes, including its own promoter” - a paper of the Ulm lab in The Plant Cell

September 2014

Roman Ulm received the 2014 Finsen Lecture Award from the International Union of Photobiology.

September 2014

“Complex behavior: from cannibalism to suicide in the vitamin B1 biosynthesis world” - a review by Teresa Fitzpatrick and Stéphane Thore in Current Opinion in Structural Biology

May 2014

“Conditional Depletion of the Chlamydomonas Chloroplast ClpP1 Protease Activates Nuclear Genes Involved in Autophagy and Plastid Protein Quality Control” – a paper of the Rochaix lab in Plant Cell.

March 2014

“The rise of operon-like gene clusters in plants” – a review of the Fitzpatrick lab in Trends in Plant Science.

January 2014

“Regulation and dynamics of the light-harvesting system” – a review by Jean-David Rochaix in Annual Review of Plant Biology.

December 2013

“Small RNAs reveal two target sites of the RNA-maturation factor Mbb1 in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas” – a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in Nucleic Acids Research.

September 2013

“Les microbes sont-ils tous méchants?” - an interview of Karl Perron (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.

November 2013

“A plant which acclimatizes with no exterior influence” – a press release.   
“Constitutively active UVR8 photoreceptor variant in Arabidopsis” – a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS.
“La capacité des plantes à résister aux UV-B” – an interview of Roman Ulm (in French) in the RTS news broadcast.

August 2013

“Analysis of Chlamydomonas thiamin metabolism in vivo reveals riboswitch plasticity” – a paper of the Fitzpatrick lab in PNAS

February 2012

“Structural basis of transcriptional gene silencing mediated by Arabidopsis MOM1” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PLoS Genetics

April 2013

“Ultraviolet-B-mediated induction of protein–protein interactions in mammalian cells” – a paper co-authored by Roman Ulm in Nature Communications

April 2013 2

“Multi-chromatic control of mammalian gene expression and signalling” – a paper co-authored by Roman Ulm in Nucleic Acids Research

January 2013

“Repression of essential chloroplast genes reveals new signaling pathways and regulatory feedback loops in Chlamydomonas” – a paper of the Rochaix lab in The Plant Cell.

January 2013 2

“UV-B receptor recycling is needed for balanced plants’ sunscreen synthesis” – a press release.   

“Reversion of the Arabidopsis UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 to the homodimeric ground state” – a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS.

December 2012

Jerzy Paszkowski has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant.

November 2012

An issue of Current Opinion in Plant Biology edited by Jerzy Paszkowski and Robert A. Martienssen.

October 2012

Roman Ulm has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

September 2012

How seeds in the shade decide to germinate or not” – a press release (in French).   

Spatially and genetically distinct control of seed germination by phytochromes A and B” – a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in Genes & Development.

June 2012

Identification of a photosystem II phosphatase involved in light acclimation in Arabidopsis” ‒ a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in The Plant Cell.

April 2012

La flore des montagnes subit les changements climatiques” ‒ a press release.

Recent plant diversity changes on europe’s mountain summits” ‒ a paper co-authored by Jean-Paul Theurillat in Science.

March 2012

Loss of DNA methylation affects the recombination landscape in Arabidopsis” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PNAS.

February 2012 2

Vitamin deficiencies in humans: can plant science help?” - a review by Teresa Fitzpatrick and colleagues in The Plant Cell.

February 2012 3

UV-B photoreceptor-mediated signalling in plants” - a review by Marc Heijde and Roman Ulm in Trends in Plant Science.

July 2011

Comparative phosphoproteome profiling reveals a function of the STN8 kinase in fine-tuning of cyclic electron flow (CEF)” – a paper co-authored by Jean-David Rochaix in PNAS.

April 2011

A receptor to detect the invisible” ‒ a press release (in French)

Perception of UV-B by the Arabidopsis UVR8 protein” ‒ a paper of the Ulm lab in Science.

March 2011

Epigenetic contribution to stress adaptation in plants” – a review by Marie Mirouze and Jerzy Paszkowski in Current Opinion in Plant Biology.

March 2011 2

The guardian angels of genome stability” ‒ a press release (in French).

An siRNA pathway prevents transgenerational retrotransposition in plants subjected to stress” ‒ a paper of the Paszkowski lab in Nature.

February 2011

“Selected aspects of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and resetting in plants” - a review by Jerzy Paszkowski and Ueli Grossniklaus in Current Opinion in Plant Biology

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November 2010

“Negative feedback regulation of UV-B–induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis” - a paper of the Ulm lab in PNAS

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February 2010

"The PPH1 phosphatase is specifically involved in LHCII dephosphorylation and state transitions in Arabidopsis" - a paper of the Goldschmidt-Clermont lab in PNAS

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February 2010

"Chloroplast RNA metabolism" – a review co-authored by Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont in Annual Review of Plant Biology

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November 2009

"MOM1 and Pol-IV/V interactions regulate the intensity and specificity of transcriptional gene silencing" - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in The EMBO Journal

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October 2009

Teresa Fitzpatrick received the Friedrich-Miescher-Award 2009

October 2010

“Le réveil de la graine au bois dormant”, press release

“A seed coat bedding assay shows that RGL2-dependent release of abscisic acid by the endosperm controls embryo growth in Arabidopsis dormant seeds” - a paper of the Lopez-Molina lab in PNAS

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October 2010

“Stress-induced activation of heterochromatic transcription” - a paper of the Paszkowski lab in PLoS Genetics

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