Dr Gildas Bourdais

Postdoctoral Scientist
Silke Robatzek Group

I joined Silke Robatzek’s team in June 2009 within the “PROSIG” (ERA-PG) consortium to understand the functional role of the RLK protein family in ROS signalling.

I am now supported by “STORM” project that aims to dissect the significance and specificity of biotic and abiotic stress induced stomatal closure and membrane trafficking using a combination of cell biology advanced imaging (HCS System), genetic approaches and computational modelling.

Dr Gildas Bourdais
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Woolfenden HC, Bourdais G, Kopischke M, Miedes E, Molina A, Robatzek S, Morris RJ (2017)

A computational approach for inferring the cell wall properties that govern guard cell dynamics. Plant Journal 92, 5-18.

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Faulkner C, Zhou J, Evrard A, Bourdais G, MacLean D, Häweker H, Eckes P, Robatzek S (2017)

An automated quantitative image analysis tool for the identification of microtubule patterns in plants. Traffic. 2017 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/tra.12505.

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Woolfenden HC, Bourdais G, Kopischke M, Miedes E, Molina A, Robatzek S, Morris RJ (2017)

A computational approach for inferring the cell wall properties that govern guard cell dynamics. Plant J. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13640.

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Shen Q, Bourdais G, Pan H, Robatzek S, Tang D (2017)

Arabidopsis glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein LLG1 associates with and modulates FLS2 to regulate innate immunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May 15. pii: 201614468. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614468114.

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Mbengue M, Bourdais G, Gervasi F, Beck M, Zhou J, Spallek T, Bartels S, Boller T, Ueda T, Kuhn H, Robatzek S (2016)

Clathrin-dependent endocytosis is required for immunity mediated by pattern recognition receptor kinases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 20. pii: 201606004.

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Lee D, Bourdais G, Yu G, Robatzek S, Coaker G (2015)

Phosphorylation of the Plant Immune Regulator RPM1-INTERACTING PROTEIN4 Enhances Plant Plasma Membrane H+-ATPase Activity and Inhibits Flagellin-Triggered Immune Responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2015 Jul 21. pii: tpc.114.132308.

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Bourdais G, Burdiak P, Gauthier A, Nitsch L, Salojärvi J, Rayapuram C, Idänheimo N, Hunter K, Kimura S, Merilo E, Vaattovaara A, Oracz K, Kaufholdt D, Pallon A, Anggoro DT, Glów D, Lowe J, Zhou J, Mohammadi O, Puukko T, Albert A, Lang H, Ernst D, Kollist H, Brosché M, Durner J, Borst JW, Collinge DB, Karpiński S, Lyngkjær MF, Robatzek S, Wrzaczek M, Kangasjärvi J, on behalf of the CRK Consortium (2015)

Large-Scale Phenomics Identifies Primary and Fine-Tuning Roles for CRKs in Responses Related to Oxidative Stress. PLoS Genet. 11(7):e1005373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005373.

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Lozano-Durán, R., Bourdais, G., He, S.Y. and Robatzek, S. (2014)

The bacterial effector HopM1 suppresses stomatal immunity to promote virulence. New Phytologist. 202: 259-269.

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Spallek, T., Beck, M., Ben Khaled, S., Salomon, S., Bourdais, G., Schellmann, S. and Robatzek, S. (2013)

Sorting by the ESCRT machinery is required for FLS2 endosomal trafficking and plant immunity. PLoS Gen. 9: e1004035.

Ogé, L., Broyart, C., Collet, B., Godin, B., Jallet, D., Bourdais, G., Job, D. and Grappin, P. (2011)

Protein damage and repair controlling seed vigor and longevity. Methods Mol. Biol. 773: 369-384.

Keinath, N.F., Kierszniowska, S., Lorek, J., Bourdais, G., Kessler, S.A., Asano, H., Grossniklaus, U., Schulze, W., Robatzek, S. and Panstruga, R. (2010)

PAMP-induced changes in plasma membrane compartmentalization reveal novel components of plant immunity. J. Biol. Chem. 285: 39140-39149.

Mersmann, S., Bourdais, G., Rietz, S. and Robatzek, S.

Ethylene signalling regulates accumulation of the FLS2 receptor and is required for the oxidative burst contributing to plant immunity. Plant Physiol. 154: 391-400.

Ogé, L., Bourdais, G., Bove, J., Collet, B., Godin, B., Granier, F., Boutin, J.P., Job, D., Jullien, M., Grappin, P. (2008)

Arabidopsis protein isoaspartyl methyltransferase 1 is involved both in seed survival during storage in the dry state and in germination vigor. The Plant Cell 20: 3022-3037.

Grappin, G., Bourdais, G., Collet, B., Godin, B., Job, D., Ogé, L., Jullien, M., Rajjou, L. (2008)

Vieillissement des semences et mécanismes de survie. Journal de la Société de Biologie. 202: 231-239.

Muller, B., Bourdais, G., Reidy, B., Bencivenni, C., Massonneau, A., Condamine, P., Rolland, G., Conéjéro, G., Rogowsky, P., Tardieu, F. (2007)

Association of Specific Expansins with Growth in Maize Leaves Is Maintained under Environmental, Genetic, and Developmental Sources of Variation. Plant Physiol. 143: 1-13.

Hummel, I., Bourdais, G., Gouesbet, G., Couée, I., Malmberg, R.L., El Amrani, A. (2004)

Differential gene expression of ARGININE DECARBOXYLASE ADC1 and ADC2 in Arabidopsis thaliana: characterization of transcriptional regulation during seed germination and seedling development. New Phytologist 163: 519–531.

Job History

2009 – present Portdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

2005 – 2009 PhD student, AgroParisTech and INRA UMR 204 Seed Biology, Paris and Versailles, France

2004 MSc Internship INRA UMR 759 LEPSE, Montpellier, France

2002 BSc Internship. Rennes I UniversityUMR CNRS 6553 Ecobio, Rennes, France