Dr Anne Plessis

Dr Anne Plessis

Lecturer in Plant Biosciences

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Lecturer in Plant Biosciences

BSc Biological Sciences programme leader
Chair of the SoBMS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee


2012–2015 Post-doctoral Associate, New York University

2010–2012 Post-doctoral Associate, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2009–2010 Post-doctoral Associate, INRA, Versailles, France

2005–2008 PhD, Analysis and mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants affected in water deficit tolerance, INRA , Versailles, France

2004–2005 MSc, Plant Biology, AgroParisTech, France

2001–2005 Engineer degree course, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Teaching interests

BIOL119Z Introduction to Biology (module leader)

BIOL130Z Biological Sciences Field Biology (module leader)
BIOL133Z Principles of Physiology
BIOL233Z Biological Sciences Field Course
BIOL235Z Plant Ecophysiology (module leader)
BIOL301Z Plant Biotechnology
BIOL321Z Pharmacalogy and Natural Products
BIOL307Z Advanced Skills and Concepts (leading the Science Communication podule)
BIO5131 Postgraduate Skills and Methods

Research interests

Understanding plant responses to abiotic stresses under field conditions

Plessis A, Hafemeister C, Wilkins O, Gonzaga ZJ, Meyer RS, Pires I, Muller C, Septiningsih E, Bonneau R, Purugganan MD. (2015) Multiple abiotic stimuli are integrated in the regulation of rice gene expression under field conditions. eLife 4

Dai Z, Plessis A, Vincent J, Duchateau N, Besson A, Dardevet M, Prodhomme D, Gibon Y, Hilbert G, Pailloux M, Ravel C, Martre P. (2015) A temporal analysis of the effect of nitrogen and sulfur supply on wheat grain storage protein delineates several levels of transcriptional and metabolic regulation. The Plant Journal 83(2):326-343

Sechet J, Roux C, Plessis A, Effroy D, Frey A, Perreau F, Krieger-Liszkay A, Macherel D, North HM, Mireau H, Marion-Poll A. (2015) The ABA-deficiency suppressor locus HAS2 encodes the PPR protein LOI1/MEF11 involved in mitochondrial RNA editing. Molecular Plant

Plessis A. (2015) Smarty plants, book review of Plant Behaviour and Intelligence by Anthony Trewavas. Nature Plants 1, 15002

Plessis A, Ravel C, Bordes J, Balfourier F, Martre P. (2013) Association study of wheat grain composition reveals that glutenin and gliadin are trans-regulated by different chromosome regions. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(12):3627-44

Plessis A, Cournol R, Effroy D, Silva Pérez V, Botran L, Kraepiel Y, Frey A, Sotta B, Cornic G, Leung J, Giraudat J, Marion-Poll A, North HM. (2011) New ABA-Hypersensitive Arabidopsis Mutants Are Affected in Loci Mediating Responses to Water Deficit and Dickeya dadantii Infection. PLoS ONE 6(5): e20243

Hasson A, Plessis A, Blein T, Adroher B, Grigg S, Tsiantis M, Boudaoud A, Damerval C, Laufs P.  (2011) Evolution and Diverse Roles of the CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON Genes in Arabidopsis Leaf Development. Plant Cell 23(1):54-68