Frédéric Bouché

FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Biology)

University of Liège, Belgium

I’m a plant molecular biologist at the University of Liège (Belgium). After a master degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Liège (Belgium), I completed a Ph.D. thesis on the genetic mechanisms controlling the flowering time of Arabidopsis at the whole-plant scale, including roots. In parallel to my bench work, I initiated the development of FLOR-ID, a curated and interactive database summarizing the accumulated knowledge about the onset of reproductive development in Arabidopsis thaliana. I subsequently performed a fruitful postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison], in Prof. Amasino’s lab, where I studied the genetic pathways regulating the onset of flowering in Brachypodium distachyon, a model grass species closely related to wheat, barley, and oats. After 2 years of postdoc, I returned to the University of Liège where I continue studying the genetic basis of flowering time in Pooideae through an F.R.S.-FNRS research grant.


  • A root chicory MADS box sequence and the Arabidopsis flowering repressor FLC share common features that suggest conserved function in vernalization and de-vernalization responses DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12208
  • Cytokinin promotes flowering of Arabidopsis via transcriptional activation of the FT paralogue TSF DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04482.x

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