Gaël Le Trionnaire Research / Technician Research Scientist INRA, France Le Rheu, Brittany France gael.le-trionnaire@inra.fr

Areas of Expertise:
Transcriptomics, Epigenetics, small RNAs and Genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9

Research Organisms:
Aphids

 

Research Focus:

Functional Genomics in Aphids.
We are particularly interested on how aphids can perceive changes in day length to switch from asexual to sexual reproduction. We thus develop integrative genomics (RNA-seq, FAIRE-seq and ChIP-seq) to understand large scale genome expression changes but are also currently setting up a step-by-step protocol of targeted mutagenesis with CRISPR-Cas9 system to precisely test for the real function of candidate genes in the photoperiodic response.