Elvis joins the lab
01 July 2020
Elvis Branchini, graduate student from University of Montreal joins us for his summer internship financed by NSERC. Elvis will be working together with Sylvia on filament elongation, at the moment remotly from home…
Stefan de Folter visit
21 February 2020
It was a pleasure to host Stefan de Folter from CINVESTAV in Mexico. Great scientific discussions and exciting collaborations to come!
First group picture
13 February 2020
Our first group picture together with Anne-Lise Routier lab. A perfect occasion to say welcome to Wenye and Andrea! (photo: Dave Smith)
15 January 2020
Andrea comes from Stefan de Folter’s lab at LANGEGIO, Irapuato, Mexico. She is studying the AGAMOUS and cytokinin relationship in early floral development.
27 October 2019
Sylvia Silveira joint our lab as postdocs. She will aim to understand the influence of elevated temperature on growth and development of lateral organs in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Daniel presenting the leaf growth project at Cinvestav UGA – Langebio, Mexico
22 October 2019
Thanks, Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada, for the invitation and great discussions!
Emilie presenting her work at the Plant Canada 2019 meeting in Guelph
9 July 2019
Our paper in Cell was highlighted by Science Magazine editor!
17 June 2019
“Studying plant leaves, Kierzkowski et al. use live imaging and computational modeling to deconstruct the growth patterns of a simple leaf compared with those of a complex dissected leaf. Both sorts of leaf use the same tools for growth.”
Hines PJ (2019) “Simple rules generate complex shapes.” Science 364, 1044-1045. Reprint
Daniel teaching at the EMBO practical course in Nagoya
10 September 2018
Our new paper about the development and diversity of leaves is now out in Cell
30 May 2019
Quantitative modulation of the common developmental program yields leaf shape diversity in Brasicaceae.
Kierzkowski D., Runions A., Vuolo F., Strauss S., Limbouridou R., Routier-Kierzkowska A-L., Wilson-Sanchez D., Jenke H, Galinha C., Mosca G., Zhang Z., Canales C., Dello Ioio R., Huiser P., Smith RS., Tsiantis M. (2019) “A Growth-Based Framework for Leaf Shape Development and Diversity.” Cell 177, 1405-1418. Reprint
Check out our new review on growth and biomechanics of lateral organs.
30 April 2019
Congratulations to Emilie and Constance for their first publication.
Echevin E., Le Gloanec C., Skowrońska N., Routier-Kierzkowska A-L., Burian A., Kierzkowski D. (2019) “Growth and biomechanics of shoot organs.” Journal of Experimental Botany 177, 1405-1418. Reprint
Emilie wins a picture competition at the IRBV. Congrats!
09 April 2019
The shoot apical meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana
Daniel together with Anne-Lise Routier (IRBV) and Frederick Gosselin (PolyMTL) wins a highly competitive New Frontiers in Science grant
1 April 2019
Title: “Towards resilient flowers in a changing environment: How plants regulate the growth of their male organs?”
A 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
15 January 2019
Constance Le Gloanec has joined the lab as a first Ph.D. student. She will be working on the understanding of the development of lateral organs in Brassicaceae.
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 with Anne-Lise 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 Biology Research Institute (IRBV) in July 2017 as a faculty member (photo: Dave Smith).