Christian Meyer, INRA-AgroParisTech, Versailles (France)

After having investigated the mechanism and regulation of nitrate assimilation in plants, we have pioneered the studies on the Target of Rapamycin (TOR) kinase in plants.  Our main goals are now to identify the regulatory mechanisms and the targets of the plant TOR kinase by molecular, biochemical and genetic approaches. We are focussing our work on the regulation of TOR activity by nutrients and on the roles of the TOR signalling pathway in the control of plant growth and metabolism.