Jean-Sébastien Parent, Ph.D.

Research and/or project statements

  • Increasing agricultural yields
  • Control gene flow from crops to wild relative
  • Improve the quality of the gene pool of crops

Education and awards

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Université de Montréal, Canada, 2011

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Université de Montréal, Canada, 2004

Key publications

  • Borges F, Parent JS, van Ex F, Wolff P, Martinez G, Köhler C and Martienssen RA (2018) Transposon-derived small RNAs triggered by miR845 mediate genome dosage response in Arabidopsis. Nat. Genet., 50(2): 186-192.
  • Parent JS, Jauvion V, Bouché N, Béclin C, Hachet M, Zytnicki M, Vaucheret H (2015) Post-transcriptional gene silencing triggered by sense transgenes involves uncapped antisense RNA and differs from silencing intentionally triggered by antisense transgenes. Nucleic Acids Res., 43(17):8464-75.
  • Parent, JS, Bouteiller, N, Elmayan, T, Vaucheret, H (2015) Respective contributions of Arabidopsis DCL2 and DCL4 to RNA silencing. Plant J., 81, 223–232.
  • Yu A, Saudemont B, Bouteiller N, Elvira-Matelot E, Lepère G, Parent JS, Morel JB, Cao J, Elmayan T, Vaucheret H (2015) Second-Site Mutagenesis of a Hypomorphic argonaute1 Allele Identifies SUPERKILLER3 as an Endogenous Suppressor of Transgene Posttranscriptional Gene Silencing. Plant Physiol., 169, 1266–1274.


Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6


2019-              Ottawa Research Center for Development, Ottawa, Canada

2013-2018      Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA

2010-2013      Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France

2004-2010      Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada