3D reconstruction
of a whole cell of
Emiliana RCC
Uwizeye et al., Nature Communications (2021)
Cell culture
Microalgal changes in photosynthetic activity detected by time resolved chlorophyll fluorescence imaging.
3D cellular structure
of P. tricornutum
Flori et al., Nature Communications (2017)

About us

The Light, Photosynthesis & Metabolism (LPM) team (founded in 2015) belongs to the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory within the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble.

OUR MAIN RESEARCH FOCUS is to understand the adaptive responses of phototrophs to different trophic lifestyles (phototrophy, mixotrophy, symbiosis) and environmental constraints.

Our main models are the microalgae Phaeodactylum (diatom), Galdieria (rhodophyte), Phaeocystis (Haptophyte), Chlamydomonas (Chlorophyte), and the plant Arabidopsis.

OUR MAIN APPROACH is the ‘next-generation physiology’ that combines photophysiology with integrative metabolism at different scales, from the cell to the protein level.

We are a multidisciplinary team with complementary skills (molecular biology, imaging, biochemistry, modeling) and different backgrounds (eco-physiology, cell biology, biophysics, mathematics).

Our Laboratory belongs to CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), INRAe (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and the University of Grenoble Alpes. The LPM team collaborates with many teams in France and abroad.