Olivier Hamant - Short Bio

olivier hamant

Olivier Hamant heads the “Mechanotransduction in development” team at the Plant Reproduction and Development institute (INRA – CNRS – UCBL1 - ENS de Lyon, France). Bridging mechanics with molecular genetics and plant development, he and his collaborators showed that shape- and growth-derived forces channel key biological processes, such as cell growth, division, polarity and identity, with important implications in plant morphogenesis. He received several prizes, among which the “Laurier de l’INRA” in 2012. In parallel, he is also leading several projects in art, science and education around the central question of the Anthropocene.