Team Microbial Ecology of the Rhizosphere
Research on soil-plant-microbiota
Adaptive strategies and exploration of phytobeneficial bacterial genomes for a sustainable agriculture
Research at LEMiRE is devoted to the study of the “soil-plant-microbiota interactions”, with a particular focus on the potential role of the host-associated microbiota in mediating interactions between the plant and its biotic/abiotic environment (especially nanomaterials), and the molecular dialogue between the plant and its associated microbiota.
Creation of the start-up company BIOINTRANT
The very high microbial diversity can be judiciously exploited in agriculture by introducing specific bacterial strains or bacterial consortia in combination with optimized plant genotypes to improve plant production while reducing the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. This is the objective of the BioIntrant startup which is a spin-off of LEMiRE.