Valérie Gaudin

Valerie Gaudin newInstitut Jean-Pierre Bourgin, INRA Centre de Versailles-Grignon, Chromatin dynamics and gene regulation group, Versailles, France

Dr. Valérie Gaudin’s research group focuses on unravelling the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation by chromatin and Polycomb proteins in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana. In the Gaudin group, a key subunit of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1), LHP1, has been identified, its genome-wide distribution was established and a large number of target genes revealed. Currently, the targeting of the PRC1 complex is studied. The research group is also interested in the relationship between gene regulation and the 3D architecture of the nucleus and is developing modelling and 3D FISH approaches to question the distribution of several nuclear objects and their underlying rules. More…

The V. Gaudin’s group is part of the Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin (IJPB), which is dedicated to agronomy and plant biology research and belongs to the number one agricultural institute in Europe, INRA. The IJPB is also part of the Laboratory of Excellence Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS LABEX) (, which represents almost 700 people. IJPB provides state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, techniques and expertise needed to carry out the proposed research.

Stefania del Prete is the EpiTRAITS research fellow with the Gaudin’s group, click to find out more about her and [[Nuclear organisation 2|her project]].