François Parcy

LPCV Grenoble

François Parcy is a CNRS plant developmental biologist. His team (Flo_Re: Structure, Function and Evolution of Floral Regulators) belongs to the Plant and Cell Physiology lab in Grenoble (CNRS, INRAE, CEA, Univ. Grenoble Alpes). The Flo_Re team uses an integrated approach combining developmental genetics, genomics, computational biology and structural biology to understand the function and the evolution of key transcription factors such as LEAFY, MADS-box and Auxin Response Factors. Recent progress include the structure of several domains of these proteins and how they shape their DNA binding landscape as well as their role in the floral gene regulatory network in conferring their shape to cauliflowers.