Loris studied plant biology at the Université Montpellier II and obtained his PhD as a part of the Université Côte d’Azur and the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, in Nice. During his PhD, he worked to decipher the mechanisms of (epi)genetic variability in an asexual plant-parasitic nematode, in relation to adaptation to environment. In that aim, he developed and performed genome-wide identifications of epigenetic factors, and a custom ChIP-seq methodology.
In the Bäurle lab, Loris aims at investigating the physiological conditions and molecular actors of heat stress memory in crops. In addition, he is also studying chromatin dynamics after a heat-shock within heat-responsive genes.