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Carpentier, Sebastien

Dr Sebastien Carpentier is a bioscience engineer, specialized in cell and gene biotechnology and agriculture. He joined Bioversity International in October 2017. His team focuses on phenotyping the biodiversity of crops by integrating abiotic stress physiology with omics technology. Sebastien is working in the Leuven office hosted by KULeuven. KULeuven hosts the Bioversity International collection of the tropical crop banana (Musa). The aim of the collection is to secure the long-term conservation of the crop’s gene pool and encourage the use of its accessions. The latter, however, requires an in-depth knowledge of the variability among the accessions. Therefore, the team is currently focusing on the characterization of this biodiversity towards suitability for certain crucial agro-eco zones.

Sebastien was a post-doc at KULeuven (Belgium) and Wageningen university (Netherlands) developing mass spectrometry based omics technology for non-model crops. He then headed the mass spec facility and was an assisting professor at KULeuven until he joined Bioversity International. 



PhD in Bioscience engineering

Master in Bioscience engineering (cel & gene technology; agriculture)

Publication highlights:

Zorrilla J., Rouard M., Cenci A., Kissel E., Do H., Dubois E., Nidelet S., Roux N., Swennen R., Carpentier S. (2016). Differential root transcriptomics in a polypoloid non-model crop: the importance of respiration during osmotic stress. Scientific Reports, 6, 22583.

Zivy M., Wienkoop S., Renaut J., Pinheiro C., Goulas E., Carpentier S. (2015). The quest for tolerant varieties: the importance of integrating “omics” techniques to phenotyping. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, 448.

Vanhove A., Vermaelen W., Panis B., Swennen R., Carpentier S. (2012). Screening the banana biodiversity for drought tolerance: can an in vitro growth model and proteomics be used as a tool to discover tolerant varieties and understand homeostasis? Frontiers in Plant Science, 3, 176.