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Plant cell wall and parietal polysaccharides team (PVPP)
Anne-Laure Chateigner-Boutin


Phone number: 02 40 67 50 59    

Mail: anne-laure.chateigner-boutin (at)   


Anne-Laure Chateigner-Boutin has been a researcher in the Plant Cell Wall team of the BIA unit since 2010.

After a PhD in plant molecular and cell biology obtained at the University of Angers (2000), she worked as a postdoc in several institutes focusing on the understanding of biological mechanisms (2001-2003 Cornell University USA; 2003-2005 INRA Toulouse; 2006-2009 ARC Plant Energy Biology Center University of Western Australia).

Her current research focuses on the cell walls of cereal grains. She is particularly interested in i) the formation, remodelling and degradation of plant cell walls, ii) their variability depending on plant species, organs, cell types and even within the same cell, stages of development and environmental conditions, iii) understanding the effects of this variability on organ development and on the end-use quality of the plant organ (such as milling performance, bread-making quality, effect on health).

ResearchGate profile

Fields of practice, assignment:

  • Molecular biology and functional genetics
  • To study the formation of cell walls in cereals and identify the actors involved
  • To understand the role of the cell wall variability observed in the different cell types and during the development of the cereal grain