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Nitrogen-fixing root symbioses: from legumes to cereals

SYMBIFIX network

5th Meeting on Molecular Mechanisms in Nitrogen-Fixing Root Endosymbioses - Toulouse, 12-13 October 2017

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The 5th meeting on Molecular Mechanisms in Nitrogen-Fixing Root Endosymbioses will be held in Toulouse, 12-13 October 2017 at L'amphi Toulouse Garonne.

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Objectives of the Network


> To promote communication and the exchange of ideas and materials between and within the community of biologists specializing in symbiotic nitrogen fixation and the community specializing in cereals (plant biologists and microbiologists).

> To promote the emergence of tools, approaches and experimental models, in particular for developing strategies for the bioengineering of «nitrogen-fixing cereals».

> To prepare to respond to calls for proposals (ANR, Europe, International) and to promote the setting up of joint propositions.

> To increase the visibility and the dynamism of French research on nitrogen-fixing symbioses and the potential transfer to cereals.

> To increase the attractivity of the subject to French and foreign students and young researchers.

Principal coordinators





Catherine Masson-Boivin

LIPM, Toulouse

05 61 28 54 49

Fernanda De Carvalho-Niebel

LIPM, Toulouse

05 61 28 53 24

Jacques Le Gouis

GDEC, Clermont-Ferrand

04 73 62 43 11

Benoit Lefebvre

LIPM, Toulouse

05 61 28 53 22

Pierre-Marc Delaux

LRSV, Toulouse

05 34 32 38 38

Composition of the Network

Responsable name



Biondi Emanuele

Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne (LCB), Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée, Marseille

Biondi team

Sentenac Hervé

Biochimie et Physiologie Moléculaire des Plantes (BPMP), Montpellier

Electrophysiologie de la nutrition minérale et des symbioses racinaires (ELSA)

Peltier Jean-Benoît

Transport ionique chez les céréales et adaptation à l'environnement (TICER)

Franche Claudine

UMR Diversité Adapatation Dévelopement (DIADE), Montpellier

Symbiose actinorhizienne

Le Gouis Jacques

Génétique Diversité Ecophysiologie des Céréales (GDEC), Clermont-Ferrand

Adaptation aux contraintes abiotiques

Moulin Lionel

UMR Interactions Plantes Microorganismes Environnement (IPME), Montpellier

Adaptation des Burkholderia aux Interactions avec les Plantes (ABIP)

Ratet Pascal

Institut des Sciences des Plantes de Paris-Saclay (IPS2), Gif/Yvette

Genetic control of the symbiosis

Crespi Martin

Les ARN non-codant, des acteurs de la plasticité développementale de la racine

Frugier Florian

Signalling pathways controlling legume root system development

Delaux Pierre-Marc

Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales (LRSV), Toulouse

Endomycorrhizal symbiosis and Cell signaling

Normand Philippe

Ecologie microbienne (UMR5557), Lyon

Symbiose actinorhizienne

Moënne-Loccoz Yvan


Prigent-Combaret Claire

Mergaert Peter

Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule (I2BC), GIF-SUR-YVETTE

Interactions Plantes-Bactéries

Frendo Pierre

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA), Nice


Cullimore Julie

Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Microorganismes (LIPM), Toulouse

Signalisation symbiotique

Gough Clare

De Carvalho-Niebel Fernanda

Infection Endosymbiotique et développement NODdulaire (ENOD)

Niebel Andreas

Bruand Claude

Réponses aux stress et signaux de l'environnement chez les rhizobia

Masson Catherine

Fonctions Symbiotiques, génome et Evolution des rhizobia

Hocher Valérie

Laboratoire des Symbioses tropicales et Méditerranéennes (LSTM), Montpellier

Symbiose des Plantes Actinorhiziennes Tropicales (SYAT)

Giraud Eric

Mécanismes symbiotiques chez les Légumineuses Tropicales (MSLT)

Symbifix 2016 directory

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Research network financed by the INRA department of “Plant Health and the Environment (SPE)”