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Bem-vindo Sylvia!

27 October 2019

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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

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Thanks, Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada, for the invitation and great discussion!


Emilie presenting her work at the Plant Canada 2019 meeting in Guelph

9 July 2019

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Our paper in Cell was highlighted by Science Magazine editor!

17 June 2019

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“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

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EMBO Course website


Our new paper about the development and diversity of leaves is now out in Cell

30 May 2019

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 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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

Bienvenue Constance!

15 January 2019

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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

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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

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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

Bienvenido Saul!

10 September 2018

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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

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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

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Welcome to Zoe and Constance – two new master students in the lab.


Our picture published in Nature!

23 JANUARY 2018NatureDaniel’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 2017F3.largeOur 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 2017RishiFantastic 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 2017petalOur 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 2017IRBVPEOPLEAfter 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).