Chef d'équipe
HomeOlivier MATHIEU

Chef d'équipe


2003 : PhD,  University Blaise Pascal, France

Positions held

2010 - : Group Leader, iGReD, group SiLENT

2008-2010 : CR CNRS, GReD

2006-2008 : Assistant Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland (on secondment from CNRS)

2004-2005 : Postdoctoral fellow, University of Geneva, Switzerland

2003-2004 : Postdoctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA


2014. EMBO Young Investigator Award

2012. Bronze Medal of the CNRS

2011. Honorary Diploma of University Blaise Pascal

2010. European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Researcher Grant

2001. EMBO fellowship


28 publications

RTEL1 is required for silencing and epigenome stability.

Published on 08 Sep 2023 in Nucleic acids research , vol. 51 - pp 8463-8479

Olivier M , Hesketh A , Pouch-Pélissier MN , Pélissier T , Huang Y, Latrasse D, Benhamed M, Mathieu O


Reaching the inaccessible DNA.

Published on 30 Jun 2022 in Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology , vol. 23 - pp 388

Mathieu O


The histone variant H2A.W and linker histone H1 co-regulate heterochromatin accessibility and DNA methylation.

Published on 11 May 2021 in Nature communications , vol. 12 - pp 2683

Bourguet P , Picard CL, Yelagandula R, Pélissier T , Lorković ZJ, Feng S, Pouch-Pélissier MN , Schmücker A, Jacobsen SE, Berger F, Mathieu O

Crosstalk between H2A variant-specific modifications impacts vital cell functions.

Published on 30 Jun 2021 in PLoS genetics , vol. 17 - pp e1009601

Schmücker A, Lei B, Lorković ZJ, Capella M, Braun S, Bourguet P , Mathieu O , Mechtler K, Berger F


DNA polymerase epsilon is required for heterochromatin maintenance in Arabidopsis.

Published on 25 Nov 2020 in Genome biology , vol. 21 - pp 283

Bourguet P , López-González L, Gómez-Zambrano Á, Pélissier T , Hesketh A , Potok ME, Pouch-Pélissier MN , Perez M, Da Ines O , Latrasse D, White CI , Jacobsen SE, Benhamed M, Mathieu O

PP7L is essential for MAIL1-mediated transposable element silencing and primary root growth.

Published on 30 May 2020 in The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology , vol. 102 - pp 703-717

de Luxán-Hernández C, Lohmann J, Hellmeyer W, Seanpong S, Wöltje K, Magyar Z, Pettkó-Szandtner A, Pélissier T , De Jaeger G, Hoth S, Mathieu O , Weingartner M


A role for MED14 and UVH6 in heterochromatin transcription upon destabilization of silencing.

Published on 30 Dec 2018 in Life science alliance , vol. 1 - pp e201800197

Bourguet P , de Bossoreille S, López-González L, Pouch-Pélissier MN , Gómez-Zambrano Á, Devert A , Pélissier T , Pogorelcnik R , Vaillant I , Mathieu O

Loss of CG Methylation in Marchantia polymorpha Causes Disorganization of Cell Division and Reveals Unique DNA Methylation Regulatory Mechanisms of Non-CG Methylation.

Published on 01 Dec 2018 in Plant & cell physiology , vol. 59 - pp 2421-2431

Ikeda Y, Nishihama R, Yamaoka S, Arteaga-Vazquez MA, Aguilar-Cruz A, Grimanelli D, Pogorelcnik R, Martienssen RA, Yamato KT, Kohchi T, Hirayama T, Mathieu O


Arabidopsis proteins with a transposon-related domain act in gene silencing.

Published on 03 May 2017 in Nature communications , vol. 8 - pp 15122

Ikeda Y, Pélissier T , Bourguet P , Becker C, Pouch-Pélissier MN , Pogorelcnik R , Weingartner M, Weigel D, Deragon JM, Mathieu O


Epigenome confrontation triggers immediate reprogramming of DNA methylation and transposon silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana F1 epihybrids.

Published on 05 Apr 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , vol. 113 - pp E2083-92

Rigal M , Becker C, Pélissier T , Pogorelcnik R , Devos J, Ikeda Y, Weigel D, Mathieu O


Interplay between chromatin and RNA processing.

Published on 30 Apr 2014 in Current opinion in plant biology , vol. 18 - pp 60-5

Mathieu O , Bouché N


A “mille-feuille” of silencing: epigenetic control of transposable elements.

Published on 12 Aug 2011 in Biochimica et biophysica acta , vol. 1809 - pp 452-8

Rigal M, Mathieu O


Stress-induced activation of heterochromatic transcription.

Published on 28 Oct 2010 in PLoS genetics , vol. 6 - pp e1001175

Tittel-Elmer M, Bucher E, Broger L, Mathieu O , Paszkowski J, Vaillant I


Selective epigenetic control of retrotransposition in Arabidopsis.

Published on 17 Sep 2009 in Nature , vol. 461 - pp 427-30

Mirouze M, Reinders J, Bucher E, Nishimura T, Schneeberger K, Ossowski S, Cao J, Weigel D, Paszkowski J, Mathieu O

Bursts of retrotransposition reproduced in Arabidopsis.

Published on 17 Sep 2009 in Nature , vol. 461 - pp 423-6

Tsukahara S, Kobayashi A, Kawabe A, Mathieu O , Miura A, Kakutani T


Divergent evolution of CHD3 proteins resulted in MOM1 refining epigenetic control in vascular plants.

Published on 22 Aug 2008 in PLoS genetics , vol. 4 - pp e1000165

Caikovski M, Yokthongwattana C, Habu Y, Nishimura T, Mathieu O , Paszkowski J


Transgenerational stability of the Arabidopsis epigenome is coordinated by CG methylation.

Published on 07 Sep 2007 in Cell , vol. 130 - pp 851-62

Mathieu O , Reinders J, Caikovski M, Smathajitt C, Paszkowski J


Epigenetic regulation of transcription in intermediate heterochromatin.

Published on 30 Dec 2006 in EMBO reports , vol. 7 - pp 1279-84

Habu Y, Mathieu O , Tariq M, Probst AV, Smathajitt C, Zhu T, Paszkowski J


Distinct regulation of histone H3 methylation at lysines 27 and 9 by CpG methylation in Arabidopsis.

Published on 03 Aug 2005 in The EMBO journal , vol. 24 - pp 2783-91

Mathieu O , Probst AV, Paszkowski J


RNA-directed DNA methylation.

Published on 01 Oct 2004 in Journal of cell science , vol. 117 - pp 4881-8

Mathieu O , Bender J


Identification and characterization of transcription factor IIIA and ribosomal protein L5 from Arabidopsis thaliana.

Published on 01 May 2003 in Nucleic acids research , vol. 31 - pp 2424-33

Mathieu O , Yukawa Y, Prieto JL, Vaillant I , Sugiura M, Tourmente S

Changes in 5S rDNA chromatin organization and transcription during heterochromatin establishment in Arabidopsis.

Published on 30 Dec 2003 in The Plant cell , vol. 15 - pp 2929-39

Mathieu O , Jasencakova Z, Vaillant I , Gendrel AV, Colot V, Schubert I, Tourmente S


Methylation of a euchromatin-heterochromatin transition region in Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 5 left arm.

Published on 01 Jan 2002 in Chromosome research : an international journal on the molecular, supramolecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome biology , vol. 10 - pp 455-66

Mathieu O , Picard G, Tourmente S

5S rRNA genes expression is not inhibited by DNA methylation in Arabidopsis.

Published on 02 Mar 2002 in The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology , vol. 29 - pp 313-23

Mathieu O , Yukawa Y, Sugiura M, Picard G, Tourmente S


Analysis of 5S rDNA arrays in Arabidopsis thaliana: physical mapping and chromosome-specific polymorphisms.

Published on 30 May 2000 in Genome research , vol. 10 - pp 679-90

Cloix C, Tutois S , Mathieu O , Cuvillier C, Espagnol MC , Picard G, Tourmente S


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