Soulaïman Sakr has been a Professor in plant physiology at Agrocampus-Ouest, Angers, France, since 2007. He graduated from Poitiers University (France) and had obtained his Ph.D. degree in plant physiology and biochemistry since 1996. He worked as an Associated Professor from 2000 to 2006 at Clermont-Ferrand University and was promoted to a Professor in 2007. Dr. Sakr teaches many aspects of plant physiology including plant responses to environmental cues, carbon and mineral plant nutrition, and plant development. His research activity has been devoted to bettering the understanding of the roles of sugar (sucrose, hexoses) transporters and plasma membrane aquaporins in the function of plants. Therefore, the physiological relevance of these proteins has been addressed in relation to winter biology, bud burst, and latex yielding. In the past three years, he has expanded his research topic to the characterization of the signaling role of soluble sugars in promoting bud burst. Dr. Sakr has been involved in several national (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Poitiers University; Clermont-Ferrand University; CIRAD; IRD) and international (University of California San Diego, USA; Mahidol University, Thailand; Tunis University, Tunisia; Key Lab of Rubber Biology, Hainan University, Danzhou, China) collaborations. He has been contributing as an Expert for the French National Research Agency (ANR) and as a reviewer for many well-known international journals. He serves as the coauthor of 30 peer-reviewed publications.
Biography Updated on 10 December 2011