The LBM welcomes a new researcher with a CNRS position ! After her thesis with Jérôme at the LBM, and a post-doc in Daniel Klionsky’s lab, University of Michigan USA, Amélie Bernard will develop a new project at the LBM on autophagy in plants. All the best for your research!
Christophe Rocher (Ingénieur d’études at the University of Bordeaux) just arrived in the LBM. Welcome !
27-30 September 2016: Laetitia Fouillen participated to the 33rd edition of “Journées de Spectrométrie de Masse” in Bordeaux, where she present a poster « Lipidomics workflow to study the natural variability of palm oil”. Laetitia have also work on the local organizing committee for the congress.
Aimez vous les lipides de plantes? Camille Delude , Jérôme Joubès, and Frédéric Domergue of the LBM contribute to a chapter entitled « Plant Surface Lipids and Epidermis Development » in the book « Lipids in Plant and Algae Development » Yuki Nakamura • Yonghua Li-Beisson Editors.
The LBM welcomes Sylvain Kenan on MetaboHub contract for 6 months to develop sphingolipidomic analysis. Good luck in your job !
Yohann and Patrick have organized the 19th ENPER (European Network for Plant Endomembrane Research) meeting in Bordeaux from August 30 to September 02 – 2016. ENPER is the first and oldest international conference on plant membranes research (created in 1996 by Pr. David Robinson). This year, about 120 scientists gathered essentially from Europe but also
Laetitia and Patrick participated to the annual meeting of the SEB (Society of Experimental Biology) in Brighton, UK on 4 to 7 of July. Patrick gave a talk entitled « Lipid physical properties, membrane dynamics and transport, and lysophospholipid acyltransferases at the ER-Golgi interface in plant cells ». Laetitia and Patrick organised a workshop on Plant ER
Jerome, Yijun, Vincent and Fred came back from Goettigen in Germany where they attended the 22th International Symposium on Plant Lipids organized by Ivo Feussner. Jerome gave a talk on the function of CER1 proteins in the biosynthesis of cuticular alkanes in Arabidopsis.
Laetitia contributed to a publication in PNAS on the Fragile X Syndrome pathology. This work supports a model where FMRP (Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein), by controlling the translation of the DiacylGlycerol Kinase kappa (DGKκ), indirectly controls synaptic protein translation and membrane properties by impacting lipid signaling in dendritic spine.
Camille, Laetitia, Stéphanie, Jérôme and Fred, in collaboration with Owen Rowland (Carleton University, Canada) and Dylan Kosma (University of Reno, USA), published a paper showing that most of the fatty alcohols not covalently linked to the suberin polymer are in the form of alkyl hydroxycinnamates (AHCs), with alkyl caffeates predominating. Such compounds are not restricted