Prof. Laurent Torregrosa
- L’Institut Agro, France
Laurent Torregrosa, professor of plant biology & genetics at the Institute Agro of Montpellier (France), started his researches about the genetic engineering of the grapevine resistance to grapevine chrome mosaic virus & powdery mildew in 1990. From 2000 to 2010, L. Torregrosa studied the genetic regulation of grapevine reproductive development (inflorescence to fruit) by reverse genetics and functional genomics. Since 2011, he has been leading programs on the impact of T° and water deficit on grapevine vegetative and reproductive developments to identify traits of adaptation to heat and drought. Member of the department of Biology & Ecology of Institut Agro Montpellier, Member of the steering committee of the International Grape Genome Program (IGGP), Vice-president of the International Viticulture & Enology Society (IVES), president of the GiESCO (www.giesco.org) and expert of the International Office of Vine and Wine (OIV), professor Laurent Torregrosa published more than 250 papers, books and communications.
Laurent Torregrosa is currently director of the Institute of Higher Education in Vine and Wine Sciences (300 students) which offers a range of training programs from BSc to MSc in Viticulture-Enology, performed either in French or English, including the French degree of Enologist.
More information in his Research Gate profile
The Microvine, a dwarf plant model providing innovative experimental insights for studies in grapevine physiology and genetics
Like most other perennial crops, the grapevine needs to undergo a juvenile period before fruiting. Thus, the development of reproductive organs from seedlings is only possible after the second or third vegetative cycle. Each proleptic axis then displays only one to three inflorescences per growing cycle. These biological features and the size of the adult […]