Center for Plant Molecular Biology

Research Group Stanislas
Plasma Membrane and Mechano-Perception in Plant Development

Research Interest

Mechanical signals and morphogenesis at the plant shoot stem cell niche

Morphogenesis, both at the cell and tissue level, involves mechanical signals that influence specific patterns of gene expression  and trigger cytoskeletal reorganisations. How a mechanical stress is perceived and how this signal is transduced into the cell to exert these effects is still poorly understood, and remains a challenging question in both the plant and animal community. More details go to

Deciphering the plasma membrane-associated responses to mechanical stress

Plants use their mechanical environment as a signal to trigger molecular responses such as rearrangements in microtubule (MT) dynamics that drive cell wall modifications. More details go to



Dr. Thomas Stanislas

Center for Plant Molecular Biology - ZMBP

ZMBP Developmental Genetics
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