- Understanding the early stages of the development of mammalian embryos from fertilisation to the establishment of the first differentiation events. To this end, a multi-species approach is used by studying mainly bovine, rabbit and mouse embryos. The team is particularly interested in the early determinants of the adult phenotype, which are the reprogramming of the newly formed embryonic genome and the establishment of the first embryonic lineages including the pluripotent epiblast.
- Understanding how these determinants are disturbed by changes in the embryonic environment.
Our research has fundamental but also more applied aims in the agronomic and biomedical fields with the aim of improving the efficiency and ensuring the safety of embryo biotechnologies.