Bioscience and Biotechnology Institute of Aix-Marseille
Plant cultures under a wide range of environnemental parameters can be perfiormed.
The opportunity of adjusting environmental culture conditions in a vast range of values in our culture chambers is exploited to perform experiments on biological effects of oxidative stress and also studies on photosynthesis.
The combination of a low temperature (5°C) and a high light (1200 μmole.m-2.s-1) allows for example the study of compounds involved in the response to oxidative stress.
It's also possible to perform experiments on polluted soils. For heavy-metal pollution, a rapid quantification of heavy-metal soil-plants transfer can de realized using ICP-AES.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.