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Bât. B22 Biologie végétale translationnelle
Quartier Vallée 1
chemin de la Vallée 4
4000 Liège 1
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- Conseil sectoriel à la recherche et à la valorisation
- Sciences et Techniques
- University degrees
1999 : Licence en Sciences Biologiques (orientation végétale) (Université de Liège)
2003 : Doctorat en Sciences (Université de Liège)
Holding a university degree in Plant Science (University of Liege, 1999), Marc Hanikenne worked on cadmium tolerance mechanisms in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during his PhD thesis.
After graduation in 2003, he joined as a Post-Doc the group of Dr. Ute Krämer at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Molecular Physiology, in Potsdam, Germany, in the frame of the EU-funded Research Training Network ¿Metalhome¿. While pursuing his interest for metal homeostasis in algae, he mostly worked on the mechanisms of metal hypertolerance and hyperaccumulation in the pseudometallophyte Arabidopsis halleri. He contributed to the discovery of genes playing major roles in these extreme traits. In 2006, he returned to Liege as a FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher and joined the Functional Genomics and Plant Molecular Imaging Laboratory directed by Prof. Patrick Motte. He pursued his work on A. halleri and algae.
Since October 2010, Marc Hanikenne holds a permanent position as F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate in the laboratory and heads the metal homeostasis group. He was promoted to Senior Research Associate in 2019. His research interest remains focused on metal homeostasis in plants and algae, examining the acclimation and adaptation of photosynthetic organisms to metal imbalance (excess or deficiency) in a number of models: A. thaliana, A. halleri, C. reinhardtii and more recently Alliaria petiolata, Brassica napus and Brachypodium dystachion. To examine these questions, the group has developed expertise in plant physiology, genetics, genomics, transcriptomics and bioinformatics and has extensive collaborations with several labs in Belgium and abroad.
In addition to the scientific supervision of bachelor and master students, Marc Hanikenne is involved in teaching at ULiège, with Genomics (Master in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology) and Practical Genomics (Master in Bioinformatics and Modelization, with D. Baurain) courses as well as a phytoremediation segment of an Ecotoxicology course (Master in Biology of Organisms and Environment, with M. Carnol and C. Joachim-Justo). He is contributing to a Bioinformatics training at GIGA-Forem.
- Génétique des plantes
- Biologie cellulaire
- Biologie moléculaire
- Mutagenèse et technologie génétique
- Environnement et pollution
Duties or mandates
- 01/10/2006-30/09/2009 Chargé de Recherche FRS-FNRS
- 01/10/2010-30/09/2019 Chercheur Qualifié FRS-FNRS
- 01/10/2019-présent Maître de Recherche FRS-FNRS