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Alain Vian

Professor - Angers University

Research skills
My research theme is the study of plant/environment interactions at the molecular, biochemical and whole plant scales.I am particularly interested in molecular aspects (expression of specific genes, ROS metabolism - epigenetic marks) related to plant development, especially the regulation of bud break. I also study the biological effects of very high frequency electromagnetic radiation on plant development, in collaboration with the Pascal Institute of Clermont-Ferrand and the CEA/DAM of Gramat.
I am currently
- Deputy Director of the EGAAL doctoral school for the Angers site
- Co-responsible (for the plant part) of the regional scientific bet MITOWAVE, led by Pr V. Procaccio (CHU of Angers)
- Co-leader (for the "plant" part) of the DEFI-Ondes project (SNCF network / Pascal Institute / INRAE of Clermont-Fd / IRHS of Angers)
- STREMHO coordinator of the joint laboratory BioEM (CEA-DAM Gramat, Institut Pascal)
- Responsible for the post-doc "Plants" (A. Porcher) of the SNCF DEFI-Ondes project
- Member of the National Council of Universities (68th section)
- Member of the Council of the Faculty of Sciences of Angers

Scientific production

Link to my Google Scholar profile :

Publications on current research topics

PORCHER A, GUERIN V, LEDUC N, LEBREC A, LOTHIER J, VIAN A. Ascorbate-glutathione pathways, mediated by cytokinin, regulate H2O2 level in light control in rose bud burst. Plant Physiology 186: 910–928 (2021) IF 6.90

KAUR S, VIAN A, PAL SINGH H, CHANDEL S, BATISH DR, SHARMA VP, KOHLI RK.  20, pages55–74(2021) Sensitivity of plants to high frequency electromagnetic radiation: cellular mechanisms and morphological changes. Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology. IF 5 † : contribution égale des auteurs.

PORCHER A, GUERIN V, MONTRICHARD F, LEBREC A, LOTHIER J, VIAN A. Ascorbate glutathione-dependent H2O2 scavenging is an important process in axillary bud outgrowth in rosebush. Annals of Botany 126:1049–1062 (2020) IF 4

CZERWINSKY M, JANUSZKIEWICZ Ł, VIAN A, LAARO A. The influence of bioactive mobile telephony radiation at the level of a plant community – possible mechanisms and indicators of the effects. Ecological Indicators (2019) IF 4,49

VANBERGEN AJ, POTTS SG, VIAN A, MALKEMPER P, YOUNG J, TSCHEULIN T. Risk to pollinators from anthropogenic electro-magnetic radiation(EMR): Evidence and knowledge gaps. Science of the Total Environment 695: 133833 (2019). IF 5,58

LE MOIGNE MA, GUERIN V, FURET PM, BILLARD V, LEBREC A, SPICHAL L, ROMAN H, CITERNE S, MORVAN-BERTRAND A, LIMAMI A, VIAN A, LOTHIER J. Asparagine and sugars are both required to sustain secondary axis elongation after bud outgrowth in Rosa hybrida. J. Plant Physiol.  222: 17-27 (2018) IF : 2.97

VIAN A, DAVIES E, GENDRAUD M, BONNET P. Plant responses to high frequency electromagnetic fields. BioMed Research International 2016: Article ID 1830262 (2016). IF 2.13

ROMAN H, GIRAULT T, BARBIER F, PÉRON T, BROUARD N, PĚNČÍK A, NOVÁK O, VIAN A, SAKR S, LOTHIER J, LE GOURRIEREC J, LEDUC N. 2016. Cytokinins Are Initial Targets of Light in the Control of Bud Outgrowth. Plant Physiology 172(1):489-509 (2016). IF 6.45

GREMIAUX A, GIRARD S, GUERIN V, LOTHIER J, BALUSKA F, DAVIES E, BONNET P, VIAN A. Low-amplitude, high-frequency electromagnetic field exposure causes delayed and reduced growth in Rosa hybrida. J. Plant Physiol. 190 : 44-53 (2016) IF : 2.97

DEMOTES-MAINARD S, PÉRON T, COROT A, BERTHELOOT J, LE GOURRIEREC J, PELLESCHI-TRAVIER S, CRESPEL L, MOREL PH, HUCHÉ-THÉLIER L, BOUMAZA R, VIAN A, GUÉRIN V, LEDUC N, SAKR S. Plant Responses to red and far-red lights, applications in horticulture. Environmental and Experimental Botany 121: 421 (2016). IF 4.37

FURET PM, LOTHIER J, DEMOTES-MEINARD S, TRAVIER S, HENRY C, GUERIN V, VIAN A. Light and nitrogen nutrition regulate apical control in Rosa hybrida L. Journal of Plant Physiology 171(5): 7-13 (2014) IF 2.97

DAVIES E, STANKOVIC S, VIAN A, WOOD AJ. Where has all the message gone? Plant science 185-186: 23-32 (2012) IF 3.59

HENRY C., RABOT A., LALOI M., MORTREAU E., SIGOGNE M., LEDUC N., LEMOINE R., SAKR S., VIAN A., PELLESCHI-TRAVIER S.  Regulation of RhSUC2, a sucrose transporter, is correlated with the light control of bud burst in Rosa sp. Plant, Cell and Environment 34: 1776-1789 (2011) IF=5.41

LALLECHERE S, GIRARD S, ROUX D, BONNET P, PALADIAN F, VIAN A. Mode stirred reverberation chamber (MSRC): A large and efficient tool to lead high frequency bioelectromagnetic in vitro experimentation. Progress In Electromagnetics Research B 26, 257-290 (2010) IF 1.02

ROUX D, VIAN A, GIRARD S, BONNET P, PALADIAN F, DAVIES E, LEDOIGT G. High frequency (900 MHz) low amplitude (5 V m-1) electromagnetic field: a genuine environmental stimulus that affects transcription, translation, calcium and energy charge in tomato plants. 2008. Planta 227 : 883–891. IF : 3.39

ROUX D, FAURE C, BONNET P, GIRARD S, LEDOIGT G, DAVIES E, GENDRAUD M, VIAN A. A possible role for extra-cellular ATP in plant responses to high frequency, low amplitude electromagnetic field. Plant signaling & behavior 3(6), 383-385 (2007). IF 1,2

BEAUBOIS E, GIRARD S, LALLECHERE S, DAVIES E, PALADIAN F, BONNET P, LEDOIGT G, VIAN A. Intercellular communication in plants: evidence for two rapidly transmitted systemic signals generated in response to electromagnetic field stimulation in tomato. Plant, Cell & Environment 30: 834–844 (2007) IF 6.36

ROUX D, VIAN A, GIRARD S, BONNET P, PALADIAN F, DAVIES E, LEDOIGT G. Electromagnetic fields (900MHz) evoke consistent molecular responses in tomato plants. Physiol. Plant. 128(2): 283-288 (2006). IF: 4.1

VIAN A, FAURE C, GIRARD S, DAVIES E, HALLE F, BONNET P, LEDOIGT G, PALADIAN F. Plants Respond to GSM-Like Radiations. Plant Signaling and Behavior 2(6): 522-524 (2007). IF 1.2

VIAN A, ROUX D, GIRARD S, BONNET P, PALADIAN F, DAVIES E, LEDOIGT G. Microwave Irradiation Affects Gene Expression in Plants. Plant Signaling and Behavior 1(2): 67-69 (2006) IF: 1.2

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