Contact details

Associate Professor at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences

Research Unit on Grapevine and Wines in Champagne, URVVC EA 47 07

Moulin de la Housse - Building 18 - BP 1039 - 51687 Reims Cedex 2 France

Phone: +33 (0)3 26 91 82 01

E-mail :

Research activities

Identification and characterization of efficient defences against Botrytis cinerea.

Functional analysis of grapevine and/or Arabidopsis genes (BIGUN, F-box, KUN, PIN) involved in plant resistance against pathogenic fungi

Study of Botrytis cinerea ability to bypass grapevine defences to improve protection based on biocontrol or elicitaion

Research key words

Grapevine, Botrytis cinerea, defence, bypass, elicitors.

Technical skills

Protein biochemistry & Molecular biology


Plant physiology, plant biotechnologies, phytopathology in L2, L3, M1, M2

Coordinator of the Master 1 “Production & Valorisation des Agroressources” (2014-)

Teaching key words

Plant physiology, plant biotechnologies, phytopathology.

Coordination of regional, national and international programmes

Coordinator of the A2PV programme ‘’Combinaisons de molécules élicitrices stimulant les défenses naturelles de la vigne pour une lutte préventive contre la pourriture grise, le mildiou et l’oïdium, Conditions contrôlées versus vignoble’’ funded by the CEMAGRF and Champagne Ardenne region (2009-2012)

Co-responsible of the programme “Characterization of protease inhibitors in Vitis vinifera/Botrytis cinerea interaction”, CPER, Vineal 2 (2009-2012)

Co-responsible of the programme “Spatiotemporal expression of 2 PR proteins in grape berry – Degradation during

Botrytis cinerea infection” CPER, Vineal 2 (2008-2011)

Main publications

- Colas S, Afoufa-Bastien D, Jacquens L, Clément C, Baillieul F, *Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, *Monti- Dedieu L. (2012) Expression and In Situ localization of two major PR proteins of grapevine berries during development and after UV-C exposition. PLoS ONE, 7 (8), art. no. e43681. [* co-last auteur]

- Sanchez L, Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, Clement C, Baillieul F, Dorey S. (2012) Rhamnolipids Elicit Plant Defence Responses and Enhance Resistance against Botrytis cinerea. Acta Horticulturae, 1009, pp. 105-110.

- *Paquis S, *Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, Fernandez O, Crouzet, J, Clément, C, Baillieul, F, Dorey S. (2011) Characterization of a F-box gene up-regulated by phytohormones and upon biotic and abiotic stresses in grapevine. Molecular Biology Reports, 38 (5), pp. 3327-3337. [* co-first autor]

- Bordiec, S., Paquis, S., Lacroix, H., Dhondt, S., Ait Barka, E., Kauffmann, S., Jeandet, P., Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre, F., Clément, C., Baillieul, F., and Dorey, S. (2011) Comparative analysis of defence responses induced by the endophytic plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Burkholderia phytofirmans strain PsJN and the non-host bacterium Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi in grapevine cell suspensions. Journal of experimental botany 62, 595–603.

- Castro A, Saladin G, Bézier A, Mazeyrat Gourbeyre F, Baillieul F, Clément C, Fontaine F. (2009) Low responsiveness of grapevine flowers and berries at fruit set to UV-C irradiation. Journal of Experimental Botany 60 : 1155-1162.

Main international conferences

- Nafati M, Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, Clement C, Baillieul F, Crouzet J (2014) Discovery of a new family of small proteins involved in plant defense. XVI International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Rhodes (Greece).

- Ait Barka E, Dhondt-Cordelier S, Fernandez O, Fontaine F, Spagnolo A, Magnin-Robert M, Mazeyrat- Gourbeyre F, Dorey S, Clément C (2013) Burkholderia phytofirmans: a promising biocontrol agent to manage fungal pathogens in grapevine. 9th Interenational Symposium on grapevine physiology and biotechnology, La Serena(Chile).

- Ait Barka E, Dhondt-Cordelier S, Aziz A, Trotel Aziz P, Fontaine F, Spagnolo A, Magnin Robert M, Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, Dorey S, Clément C (2012) Biocontrol: a promising way to manage grapevine fungal pathogens. Patholux meeting, Luxembourg (Luxembourg).

- Sanchez L, Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F, Clément C, Baillieul F, Dorey S (2012) Rhamnolipids elicit plant defense responses and enhance resistance against biotrophic and necrotrophic phytopathogens. 1st World Congress on the use of Biostimulants in Agriculture, Strasbourg (France).

- Colas S, Crouzet J, Clément C, Baillieul F, Mazeyrat-Gourbeyre F and Monti-Deudieu L (2011) Spatio- temporal study of two major PR Proteins of grape berries during maturation, biotic and abiotic stress. Botrytis-Sclerotinia PostGenome Workshop (BSPGW), Lyon, France.