Michel Georges Albert Vincentz

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Cargo: Professor Associado II

PhD, Universidade Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg - França

Dep. BIOLOGIA VEGETAL, IB, Unicamp, Campinas, SP



  • Biotechnology
  • Biodiversity

Research lines

  • Molecular biology, biochemistry and plant physiology

Personal presentation

graduate at Biologia from Universite de Strasbourg I (1980) and ph.d. at Biologia Molecular e Celular from Universite de Strasbourg I (1984). Has experience in Genetics, acting on the following subjects: evolution, angiosperma, bzip, bzip transcritption regulation arabidopsis opaque2 and arabidopsis thaliana.

Research activities

My main current research interest is centered on understanding how plants manage their energy resources to optimize growth and development and therefore fitness. We seek to unravel the mechanisms that adjust energy metabolism to daily and seasonal fluctuations (e.g., photoperiod, light intensity, drought...).

Teaching activities

Molecular Genetics and Epigentics. Genomes Evolution.

Extension activities

Short course in Epigenetics

Selected Publications

vincentz, M. G. A.; Moureaux, T.; Leydecker, M.; Vaucheret, H.; Caboche, M.; Regulation of nitrate and nitrite reductase expression in Nicotiana plumbaginifolia leaves by nitrogen and carbon metabolites. Plant Journal, v.3, p. 315-324, 1993

Silveira, Amanda Bortolini; Trontin, Charlotte; Cortijo, Sandra; Barau, Joan; Del Bem, Luiz Eduardo Vieira; Loudet, Olivier; Colot, Vincent; vincentz, Michel; Extensive Natural Epigenetic Variation at a De Novo Originated Gene. PLOS Genetics (Online), v.9, p. e1003437-, 2013 [ doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003437 ]

Dobrenel, Thomas; Caldana, Camila; Hanson, Johannes; Robaglia, Christophe; vincentz, Michel; Veit, Bruce; Meyer, Christian; TOR Signaling and Nutrient Sensing. Annual Review of Plant Biology, v.67, p. 261-285, 2016 [ doi:10.1146/annurev-arplant-043014-114648 ]

Frank, Alexander; Matiolli, Cleverson C.; Viana, Américo J.C.; Hearn, Timothy J.; Kusakina, Jelena; Belbin, Fiona E.; Wells Newman, David; Yochikawa, Aline; Cano-ramirez, Dora L.; Chembath, Anupama; Cragg-barber, Kester; Haydon, Michael J.; Hotta, Carlos T.; vincentz, Michel; Webb, Alex A.R.; Dodd, Antony N.; Circadian Entrainment in Arabidopsis by the Sugar-Responsive Transcription Factor bZIP63. CURRENT BIOLOGY, v.28, p. 2597-, 2018 [ doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.092 ]

Viana, Américo J. C.; Matiolli, Cleverson C.; Newman, David W.; Vieira, João G. P.; Duarte, Gustavo T.; Martins, Marina C. M.; Gilbault, Elodie; Hotta, Carlos T.; Caldana, Camila; vincentz, Michel; The sugar-responsive circadian clock regulator bZIP63 modulates plant growth. NEW PHYTOLOGIST (ONLINE), v.231, p. 1875-1889, 2021 [ doi:10.1111/nph.17518 ]