RDP Seminar Enrico Coen

Resolving Conflicts : The Genetic Control of Plant Morphogenesis

RDP seminar by Enrico Coen from the John Innes Centre (Norwich, United Kingdom)

The mechanisms by which domains of gene activity lead to the generation of tissues with intricate three dimensional shapes are poorly understood. We have been using a combination of genetic, morphological, computational and imaging approaches to address this problem in plants. Our findings suggest that spatiotemporal patterns of gene activity control shape by introducing conflicts at the subcellular, cellular and tissue levels. Resolution and interactions between these different levels of conflicts may underlie the enormous diversity of forms that have evolved in plants and animals.

Date : Monday, May 14th
Time : 2pm
Location : Salle des Thèses

Selected publications
 Coen E., Kennaway R., Whitewoods C. (2017)
On genes and form. Development (Cambridge, England) 144 p4203-4213
Publisher’s version : 10.1242/dev.151910
 Bradley D., Xu P., Mohorianu I. I., Whibley A., Field D., Tavares H., Couchman M., Copsey L., Carpenter R., Li M., Li Q., Xue Y., Dalmay T., Coen E. (2017)
Evolution of flower color pattern through selection on regulatory small RNAs.
Science 358 p925-928. Publisher’s version : 10.1126/science.aao3526
 Rebocho A. B., Kennaway J. R., Bangham J. A., Coen E. (2017)
Formation and Shaping of the Antirrhinum Flower through Modulation of the CUP Boundary Gene. Current Biology 27 p2610-2622.e3. Publisher’s version : 10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.064
 Whitewoods C. D., Coen E. (2017) Growth and Development of Three-Dimensional Plant Form. Current Biology 27 pR910-R918. Publisher’s version : 10.1016/j.cub.2017.05.079

RDP host : Jan Traas

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