Post-doctoral position open
9 April 2019
We are seeking a motivated candidate to join our team to study plant growth and organogenesis using a combination of genetics, quantitative 4D live-imaging, and biomechanics. The position is available for 2 years (with the possibility to extend with additional funding). The post-doc will work in close collaboration with Anne-Lise Routier and Frederick Gosselin labs.
We are interested in highly motivated candidates with knowledge in developmental biology. Experience in confocal imaging and molecular biology techniques are strong assets. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree. The applicant should have good interpersonal skills and be able to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Diversity is considered a strength within the lab and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for this position.
Interested applicants should send a CV, a motivation letter (one-page maximum – clearly specifying their scientific interest), as well as names and contact of 3 referees to Daniel Kierzkowski
Deadline for applications: until the position is filled.
Collaborative paper with George Bassel Lab is now published
9 January 2019
On the cover: Optical cross-section of the Arabidopsis thaliana shoot apical meristem (SAM) imaged using live-cell confocal microscopy. Cell outlines are visualized by a fluorescent plasma-membrane marker.
Jackson M., Duran-Nebreda S., Kierzkowski D., Strauss S., Xu H., Landerain B., Hamant O., Smith R., Johnston I., Bassel G. (2019) “Global topological order emerges through local mechanical control of cell division in the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem.” Cell Systems 8, 53-66. Reprint
Stipule development uncovered
26 October 2018
Organ proportions in leaves depend on endoreduplication controlled by LMI1 homeodomain protein.
Vuolo F., KIerzkowski D., Runions A., Hajheidari M., Mentink R., Das Gupta M., Zhang Z., Vlad D., Wang Y., Pecinka A., Gan X., Hay A., Hujser P., Tsiantis M. (2018) “LMI1 homeodomain protein regulates organ proportions by spatial regulation of endoreduplication” Genes & Development 32, 1361-1366. Reprint
Our review is published
9 OCTOBER 2018
We discuss recent progress in our understanding of the cellular basis of growth in plants from the biomechanical perspective.
Kierzkowski D., and Routier-Kierzkowska A-L. (2019) “Cellular Basis of Growth in Plants: geometry matters.” Current Opinion in Plant Biology 47, 56-63. Reprint
10 September 2018
Welcome to Saul Jimenez – a visiting Ph.D. student from the National Autonomous University of Mexico who came working with us thanks to the ELAP fellowship.
Mainak Das Gupta talk
25 MAI 2018
Mainak Das Gupta from Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, DE) visited the lab and presented his work on gradients in leaf growth and shape.
Welcoming Zoe and Constance
16 APRIL 2018
Welcome to Zoe and Constance – two new master students in the lab.
Our picture published in Nature!
23 JANUARY 2018Daniel’s picture of Cardamie hirsuta leaf primordium used to highlight how the advances in imaging are reviving the art of looking at plants.
Ledford H. (2018) “The lost art of looking at plants.” Nature 553, 396-398. Reprint
Sepal growth data published in Development
28 NOVEMBER 2017Our time-lapse growth tracking used by Chun-Biu Li Lab to understand how cellular variability in growth might contribute to organ shape.
Tsugawa S. et al., (2017) “Clones of cells switch from reduction to enhancement of size variability in Arabidopsis sepals.” Development 144, 4398-4405. Reprint
Rishi Bhalerao and Kristoffer Jonsson visit
25 NOVEMBER 2017Fantastic talks at IRBV by Rishi and Kristoffer from Umea Plant Science Center (Sweden). They have visited the lab to discuss collaborations and learn how to use the MorphoGraphX software.
A new paper in Plant Physiology
01 SEPTEMBER 2017Our time-lapse data helped to understand how the number of the petal primordia is regulated by temperature in Cardamine hirsuta.
McKim S. et al., (2017) “Seasonal regulation of petal number.” Plant Physiology 175, 886-903. Reprint
Daniel joined the IRBV!
03 JULY 2017After completing his postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne (Germany), Daniel has joined the Plant Science Research Institute (IRBV) in July 2017 as a faculty member (photo: Dave Smith).