JOYARD Jacques

Jacques Joyard is Honorary Research Director at the CNRS. He carried out almost all of his research at the CNRS, in the Laboratoire de Physiologie Cellulaire et Végétale (Joint CNRS, CEA, INRA and Université Grenoble Alpes unit) which he headed from 1991 to 2002. His research has focused mainly on the limiting envelope of chloroplasts, including the determination of its structural and functional characteristics, which testify to the endosymbiotic origin of chloroplasts. Coupling biochemical and molecular approaches with functional approaches, this work has demonstrated the unique role of envelope membranes in the biogenesis and physiology of chloroplast and plant cell. This research on the envelope of chloroplasts has been the subject of more than a hundred scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. Scientific advisor at the CEA, he participated in the creation of Rhône-Alpes Genopole (of which he was Deputy Director, then Director), Labex GRAL, etc.

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