Alexis Porcher, first author of Ascorbate-glutathione pathways mediated by cytokinin regulate H2O2 levels in light-controlled rose bud burst
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the CEM lab, Institut Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France.
Education: Phd in plant physiology at the Institut de recherche en hoticulture et semences (IRHS), Angers, France.
Non-scientific Interests: Cooking, architecture, decoration, sport
Brief bio: I have always been interested in understanding the mechanisms that govern life, particularly that of plants. During my studies, I specialized in the analysis and understanding of the roles of reactive forms of oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) in growth and stress response mechanisms.
My thesis project carried out at the Institut de recherche en hoticulture et semences (IRHS) , Angers, France) and defended in 2020, focused in the determination of the roles of ROS and more specifically of hydrogen peroxide metabolism in the bud outgrowth process and the establishment of plant shapes.
Currently, in partnership with a private company, I am working on a new tool for weeds control without the use of pesticides.