Plant ecophysiologist and structural biologist. I am group leader and assistant director, innovation and tech transfer, at Biopterre, in the province of Québec, Canada. My group works on smart cultivation techniques (use of AI in decision making, indoor cultivation, use of LEDs) and on the production of secodnary metabolites in plants (cannabis and plants for the pharmaceutical industry). I am also affiliated with the Institute of Botany, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU Wien), Austria.
Localized growth drives spongy mesophyll morphogenesis. Treado JD, Roddy AB, Théroux-Rancourt G, Zhang L, Ambrose C, Brodersen C, Shattuck MD, O’Hern CS. (2022) Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Desiccation of the leaf mesophyll and its implications for CO2 diffusion and light processing. Momayyezi M, Borsuk A, Brodersen CR, Gilbert ME, Théroux-Rancourt G, Kluepfel D, McElrone A. (2022) Plant, Cell & Environment.
Maximum CO2 diffusion inside leaves is limited by the scaling of cell size and genome size. Théroux-Rancourt G, Roddy AB, Earles JM, Simonin K, Zwieniecki MA, Boyce CK, Tholen D, McElrone A, Brodersen CR. (2021) Proceedings B of the Royal Society 288, 20203145.
The 3D construction of leaves is coordinated with water use efficiency in conifers. Trueba S, Théroux-Rancourt G, Earles JM, Buckley TN, Love D, Johnson DM, Brodersen CR. (2021) New Phytologist.
Understanding Airspace in Leaves: 3D Anatomy and Directional Tortuosity Harwood R*, Théroux-Rancourt G*, Barbour MM. (2021) Plant, Cell & Environment.