Cirad

Estelle Jaligot

 

Dr Estelle JALIGOT, PhD

 

 

CIRAD - UMR 1097 Diversité et Adaptation des Plantes Cultivées DIAPC

Equipe Développement des Palmiers

(Crop Diversity and Adaptation Joint Research Unit -

Palm Development Group)

Ph :   +33 4 67 41 62 92

Fax : +33 4 67 41 61 81

e-mail : estelle.jaligot@cirad.fr

IRD center, 911 avenue Agropolis, PO box 64501, F-34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5, France

                                                                

Date of birth : December 20, 1975.                                                                           

Nationality : French.

Family status: couple, 1 child.                                                                                

Foreign languages :     English, very fluent;

                                 Spanish, spoken & written

                                    EDUCATION

2006-2010 : Qualification au titre de Maître de Conférences: CNU 66 - Physiologie. University Assistant Professor Degree: National University Council Section 66 - Physiology.

1999-2003 : Thèse de Doctorat de Biologie Végétale, mention « très honorable ». PhD in Plant Biology. Université de Montpellier II, France.

1998 : Maîtrise de Biologie Moléculaire et Physiologie, option Physiologie Végétale Appliquée. Master of Science in Molecular Biology & Physiology. Université de Montpellier II, France.

                                    WORKing Experience

November 6, 2006-present: Study of candidate markers epigenetic regulations in the context of the "mantled" somaclonal variation of oil palm. Research Scientist position. UMR 1097 DIAPC, CIRAD BIOS Department, Montpellier, France.

2004-2005: Epigenetic regulations of a pararetroviral enhancer in Arabidopsis thaliana. Post-doctoral fellowship, 18 months. Research Training Network « Silencing in different organisms » (FP6-EU, HPRN-CT-2002-00257). Gregor Mendel Institute for Plant Molecular Biology, Vienna, Austria. Supervisor : Dr. Marjori A. Matzke

2003-2004: Searching for DNA-methyltransferases genes of oil palm. Post-doctoral fellowship, 10 months. Lavoisier Programme (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). CSIRO-Plant Industry, Genomics and Plant Development Research Programme, Canberra, Australia. Supervisors: Drs. Alain Rival & E. Jean Finnegan.

1999–2003 : DNA methylation and epigenetic variations in plants: the case of the "mantled" flower abnormality of oil palm. PhD training, 4 years. UMR 1098 Biologie du développement des plantes pérennes (Biology of Perennial Crops Development, currently DAP), CIRAD, Montpellier. Supervisor: Dr. Alain Rival.

                                    Research AWARDS & grants

2005 : "Post-doc initiative" Grant (French Ministry of Research).

2003: Lavoisier Post-doctoral Grant (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

1999: PhD Grant (French Ministry of Research).

                                    Collaborations

Supervision of foreign PhD students for short-term technical trainings (Universities of Sfax, Gent, Exeter and Cork, 1999-2001).

Co-author of and participant to bilateral research projects (EU/Egide) : « Alliance » programme (University of Exeter, 2000 ; University of Leicester, 2002 and 2003), « Picasso » programme (University of Oviedo 2004, not funded).

Co-author of the Action Thématique Programmée (ATP) project on somaclonal variations (CIRAD, 2002-2005).

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Papers (peer-reviewed journals)

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Finnegan E.J. (2008) Isolation and differential expression of MET, CMT and DRM methyltransferase genes from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) in relation with the “mantled” somaclonal variation. J Exp Bot 59, 3271-3281. PDF

Finnegan E.J., Kovacs K.A., Jaligot E., Sheldon C.C., Peacock J.W. & Dennis E. S. (2005). The down-regulation of FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) expression in plants with low levels of DNA methylation and in vernalized plants occurs by distinct mechanisms. Plant Journal 44, 420-432. PDF

Kanno T., Huettel B., Mette M:F., Aufsatz W., Jaligot E., Daxinger L., Kreil D.P., Matzke M. & Matzke A.J.M. (2005). Atypical RNA polymerase subunits required for RNA-directed DNA methylation. Nature Genetics 37, 761-765. PDF

Kanno T., Aufsatz W., Jaligot E., Mette M.F. Matzke M. & Matzke A.J.M. (2005) A SNF2-like protein facilitates dynamic control of DNA methylation. EMBO Reports 6, 649-655. PDF

Jaligot E., Beulé T. Baurens F.-C., Billote N. & Rival A. (2004). Search for methylation-sensitive amplification polymorphisms (MSAPs) associated with the « mantled » variant phenotype of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Genome 47, 224-228. PDF

Jaligot E., Beulé T. & Rival A. (2002). Methylation-sensitive RFLPs: characterisation of two oil palm markers showing somaclonal variation-associated polymorphisms. Theor Appl Genet 104, 1263-1269. PDF

Rival A., Tregear J., Jaligot E., Morcillo F., Aberlenc F., Billotte N., Richaud F., Beulé T., Borgel A. & Duval Y. (2001). Oil palm biotechnology: progress and prospects. Oléagineux Corps Gras Lipides 8, 295-306.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Dussert S. & Verdeil J.-L. (2000). Somaclonal variation in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.): the DNA methylation hypothesis. Plant Cell Rep 19, 684-690. PDF

 

 

Proceedings, book chapters

Matzke M., Kanno T., Huettel B., Jaligot E., Mette M.F., Kreil D.P., Daxinger L., Rovina P., Aufsatz W. & Matzke A.J.M (2005). RNA-directed DNA methylation. In : Plant epigenetics. P. Meyer (ed.) (30 p.).

Finnegan E.J. & Jaligot E. (2004) Epigenetic variation and phenotypic diversity. In Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science; Goodman, R. (ed.); Marcel Dekker: New York. http://www.dekker.com/servlet/product/DOI/101081EEPCS120021675.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T., Richaud F., Duval Y., Aberlenc-Bertossi F., Morcillo F. & Tregear J. (2004). Large scale micropropagation of tropical tree crops: oil palm as a case study. In: Sustainable Forestry, Wood products & Biotechnology. E. Ritter (ed.), Neiker Publications, Vitoria, Spain, pp 456-471.

Jaligot E., Beulé T., Tregear J., Verdeil J.-L. & Rival A. (2003). DNA methylation and somaclonal variation in higher plants: the oil palm as a case study. Acta Horticulturae 625, 345-353.

Rival A., Tregear J., Jaligot E., Morcillo F., Aberlenc F., Billotte N., Richaud F., Beulé T., Borgel A. & Duval Y. (2003) Biotechnology of the oil palm. In : Plant Genetic Engineering Vol. 4, Improvement of Commercial Plants II,  P.K. Jawal & R.P. Singh (eds.), SCI Tech Publishing LLC, Houston, USA. pp: 261-318

Rival A., Jaligot E., Laroche A., Beulé T., Verdeil J.-L., Tregear J.W. & Oakeley E.J. (2001) Is DNA methylation underlying somaclonal variation in oil palm ? Acta Horticulturae, 575: 47-59.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T., Verdeil J.-L., & Tregear J.W. (2000). DNA methylation and somaclonal variation in oil palm. Acta Horticulturae 530, 447-454.

 

Oral communications

 

Jaligot E., Beulé T., Maury S., Brignolas F., Teyssier E., Gallusci P & Rival A. (2008). Methylation landscape in the genome of higher plants of agronomical interest. Plant Epigenetics Workshop: Epigenetic control of plant gene expression , Montpellier, France, December 8-10,  2008.

Jaligot E., Ilbert P. & Rival A. (2008). Étude et maîtrise des variants somaclonaux chez le palmier à huile. Third seminar of the AUF Network «Biotechnologies of date palm», Montpellier, France, November 18-20,  2008 (invited speaker).

 

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T., Tregear J. & Finnegan E.J. (2008). The oil palm “mantled” somaclonal variation: a model for epigenetic studies in higher plants. Sixth International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Brisbane, Australia, August 24-28, 2008.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Tregear J. & Finnegan E.J. (2007). A marker-based strategy for the assessment of epigenetic instability in oil palm. PORIM International Palm Oil Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 26-31, 2007 (invited speaker).

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T. & Finnegan E. J. (2006) Regulation of genomic DNA methylation in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) somaclonal variants. 8th International Symposium on Plant Molecular Biology, Adelaide, Australia, August 20-25, 2006.

Matzke M., Kanno T., Huettel B., Jaligot E., Daxinger L., Aufsatz W. & Matzke A.J.M. (2005). RNA-directed DNA methylation and transcriptional gene silencing. The Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences: International Frontiers in Science and Technology. “Epigenetic Regulation and Development in Disease”, Canberra, Australia, November 29- December 2, 2005.

Matzke M., Kanno T., Aufsatz W., Huettel B., Jaligot E., Mette M.F., Kreil D.P. & Matzke A.J.M. (2005). Genetic analysis of RNA-directed DNA methylation. Alan Wolffe Conference on Chromatin and Epigenetics, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, May 19-22, 2005.

Jaligot E., Beulé T., Tregear J., Verdeil J.-L. & Rival, A. (2002). DNA methylation and somaclonal variation in higher plants : the oil palm as a case study. 26th International Horticultural Congress, Toronto, Canada, August 11-17, 2002.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T. & Verdeil J.-L. (1998) Global DNA methylation rates and somaclonal variation in oil palm. Curie Workshop on Epigenetics and DNA Methylation. Institut Curie, Paris, France, September 23-26, 1998.

 

 

Posters

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T. & Finnegan E.J. (2008). A marker-based strategy for the assessment of epigenetic instability in oil palm. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, Mérida, Mexico, June 26-July 2, 2008.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Tregear J. & Finnegan E.J. (2008). Studying the epigenetic regulations of floral morphogenesis: the case of oil palm. Jacques Monod Conference "Fine-tuning of plant signalling pathways", Roscoff, France, June 4-8, 2008.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T. & Finnegan E.J. (2007). Investigating the role of DNA methyltransferases in the mantled somaclonal variation of oil palm. PORIM International Palm Oil Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2007.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé, T. & Finnegan, E.J. (2006) Epigenetic analysis of somaclonal variation in higher plants: Oil palm as a case study. XIth IAPTC&B Congress - Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture, Beijing, China, August 13-18, 2006.

Rival A., Jaligot E., Beulé T. & Finnegan E. J. (2005) Expression of DNA Methyltransferases and somaclonal variation in oil palm. The Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences: International Frontiers in Science and Technology. “Epigenetic Regulation and Development in Disease”, Canberra, Australia, November 29- December 2, 2005.

Jaligot, E., Beulé, T. Baurens, F.-C., Billote, N. & Rival, A. (2003). Identification of Methylation-Sensitive DNA Markers of Somaclonal Variation in Oil Palm. Conference of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, June 23-28, 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Laroche A., Beulé T., Verdeil J.-L., Tregear J., & Oakeley E.J. (2001). DNA methylation: a promising approach for the study of somaclonal variation in oil palm. PORIM International Palm Oil Congress, Agriculture Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2001.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Dussert S., Konan E.K., Durand-Gasselin T. & Verdeil J.-L. (2000). La variation somaclonale « mantled » chez le palmier à huile (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) : étude de la méthylation de l’ADN génomique. VIIèmes Journées Scientifiques Réseau Biotechnologies-Génie génétique AUPELF-UREF, July 3-5, 2000, Montpellier, France.

Jaligot E., Rival A., Beulé T., Verdeil J.-L. & Oakeley E.J. (2000). DNA methylation is involved in somaclonal variation in oil palm. Conference of the International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, Quebec, Canada, June 18-24, 2000.

Rival A., Nato A., Jaligot E., Lavergne D., Verdeil J.-L. & Tregear J.W. (1999) Signaling pathways and DNA methylation vs. somaclonal variation in embryogenic in vitro cultures of oil palm. 26th Meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, Nice, France., June 19-24, 1999.

 

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