BBV • EA 2106 Plant Biomolecules and Biotechnologies laboratory

The Plant Biomolecules and Biotechnologies laboratory (BBV) of the University of Tours is working on several research projects on the characterisation of specialised plant metabolisms by developing biotechnological and metabolic engineering processes aimed at producing metabolites of interest for pharmaceutical, cosmetic or agricultural applications.

These projects are based on molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and genomics and metabolomics approaches

Cosmétosciences research topic:

Naturalness and eco-friendly processes

Laboratory with plants for the study of biomolecules using biotechnology

The BBV’s research is conducted by 4 teams. One team is involved in Cosmétosciences

Cosmetics team
The supply of natural plant ingredients is dependent on many parameters that can limit their production or accessibility. BBV’s cosmetic research group is developing an alternative plant biomass supply, via a biotechnological process, to produce natural ingredients for cosmetics in a sustainable, stable, secure and safe approach. Plant cell cultures are established from different parts of the plant (roots, stem, leaf, seeds…) and grown under controlled conditions. Culture environments are optimised and cells are elicited to improve biomass development and the accumulation of specialised metabolites in the cells. Metabolite profiles of calluses or cell extracts in suspension are analysed in parallel with various biological tests to identify the components involved in biological activities. The focus is placed on regional species (from the Centre Val de Loire region) such as flax or plants for which the natural supply presents difficulties or limitations such as rare grapevines. Bioreactor cultures are used to analyse the first steps of scaling. __________

Plant Biomolecules and Biotechnologies 31, avenue Monge 37200 Tours France

Experimental facilities

  • UPLC-type chromatographic equipment coupled to a mass spectrometer
  • DEDL-type detector
  • Biomolecule database
  • Bioreactors
  • Shaker table

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    • Lavinia BALAN
    • Patrick BARIL
    • Hélène BENEDETTI
    • Pascal BONNET
    • Franck BONNIER
    • Stéphane BOSTYN
    • Ayache BOUAKAZ
    • Frédéric BURON
    • Sabine CARPIN
    • Agnes CHARTIER
    • Igor CHOURPA
    • David DA SILVA
    • Emilie DESTANDAU
    • Catherine GRILLON
    • Samuel GUILLOT
    • Christophe HANO
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    • Frédéric LAMBLIN
    • Arnaud LANOUE
    • Eric LESELLIER
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    • Reine NEHMÉ
    • Chantal PICHON
    • Karen PLÉ
    • Eric ROBERT
    • Sylvain ROUTIER
    • Benoit SAINT PIERRE
    • Marie SCHULER
    • Christophe SINTUREL
    • Arnaud TATIBOUËT
    • Béatrice VALLÉE-MÉHEUST
  • Laboratories
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    • CEMHTI (Conditions extrême et Matériaux : Haute Température et Irradiation)
    • BBV (Biomolécules et Biotechnologies Végétales)
    • CBM (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire)
    • GREMI (Groupe de Recherches sur l'Energétique des Milieux Ionisés)
    • IBRAIN (Imagerie & Cerveau)
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    • ICARE (Institut de Combustion, Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement)
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    • LBLGC (Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures)
    • NMNS (Nanomédicaments et Nanosondes)
    • SIMBA (Synthèse et Isolement de Molécules Bioactives )