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Dr Sebastien Andreuzza

DBT-Cambridge Lecturer
Dr Sebastien Andreuzza
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330449


Sebastien obtained his Ph.D. in 2006 from ENS Lyon, France, where he worked with Dr Frederic Berger on the mechanisms of maternal control of seed development. In 2007, he joined Dr Imran Siddiqi’s group as an International CSIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India, to pursue his interest in plant development and reproduction. There, he worked on the function of a chromatin binding protein in the regulation of meiotic gene expression. As a Lecturer in the Department, Sebastien aims to further his understanding of chromatin function during plant reproduction by using a cell specific approach, and to investigate the genetic basis of plant germline formation. Sebastien has recently been awarded an Isaac Newton Trust / Wellcome Trust ISSF / University of Cambridge Joint Research Grant, to establish a method to isolate meiotic cells from Arabidopsis flowers, in collaboration with the group of Dr Ian Henderson.  This would constitute an important tool for deciphering the mechanisms of plant meiosis, and would lead to further collaborations with Dr Siddiqi and plant scientists in India.