Soulaiman Sakr works as a Professor of plant physiology at the Agrocampus Ouest, Angers, France, and graduated from the Poitiers University, Poitiers, France, where he got his Ph.D. degree in plant physiology and biochemistry in 1996. He 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 and hexoses) transporters and plasma membrane aquaporins in the function of plants. The physiological relevance of these proteins has been addressed in relation to winter biology, bud burst, and latex yielding. In the past five years, Sakr has expanded his research topic to the characterization of the signaling role of soluble sugars in promoting bud burst. He has been involved in several national and international collaborations. He has been serving as an Expert in the French National Research Agency (ANR) and as a reviewer in many well-known international journals.
Biography Updated on 27 November 2013