Alexandre Grondin studied during his thesis the role of proteins (aquaporins) involved in water flows leading to stomatal closure in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In post-doctorate at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, then at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the United States, he studied the genetic and physiological mechanisms involved in the response of rice to stress. water with a particular focus on the roots. In 2017, he joined the IRD where his research aims to identify, in tropical cereals (rice, millet, sorghum), root traits useful for the development of a more sustainable and resilient agriculture in the face of future climates. This research is notably carried out in partnership with researchers from West Africa, in particular from Senegal, where he was expatriated from 2018 to 2022.
Articles published on this website:
- The root system of plants: from the shadows to the light, published in Life, - The Monday 14 March 2022