Department of Plant Science
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Dr. Moussa Benhamed Specializes in plant development, stress, cell cycle, epigenetics, chromatin organization, histone modification and non- coding RNA. He is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Plant Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
"Dr. Moussa Benhamed is experienced in working in both plant and human models systems, but has now dedicated his efforts to understanding the interface between signaling and epigenetics in plants with a focus on how this is mediated via stress response, a topic that has excellent synergy with the research plan of the Center for Desert Agriculture. His research interests include plant development, stress, cell cycle, epigenetics, chromatin organization, histone modification and non coding RNA. The objective of his team is to better understand the role of chromatin remodeling and epigenetic regulation in plant stress response."
Jégu T, Latrasse D, Delarue M, Hirt H, Domenichini S, Ariel F, Crespi M, Bergounioux C, Raynaud C, Benhamed M. The BAF60 subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex directly controls the formation of a gene loop at FLOWERING LOCUS C in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell. 2014 Feb 1;26(2):538-51.
Ariel F, Jegu T, Latrasse D, Romero-Barrios N, Christ A, Benhamed M, Crespi M. Noncoding transcription by alternative RNA polymerases dynamically regulates an auxin-driven chromatin loop. Molecular cell. 2014 Aug 7;55(3):383-96.