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BIOlogie et GEstion des Risques en agriculture - Champignons Pathogènes des Plantes


Welcome to Camilla!

14st January 2019


Camilla Langlands-Perry joins us as PhD candidate working on specificity and sustainability of wheat quantitative resistance to septoria leaf blotch, under the supervision of Thierry Marcel.


Welcome to Tiphaine!

2nd January 2019

VIDAL Tiphaine

Tiphaine Vidal joins us as permanent scientist (chargée de recherche). Her challenge is to connect the issues "multi-year recurrence of epidemics" & "deployment of wheat resistance", focusing on rusts and leaf blotch.


Welcome to Kevin!

15th November 2018


Kevin Meyer joins us as engineer. He will work for the H2020 RustWatch project under the supervision of Henriette Goyeau. He will be in charge of monitoring rust populations, postulation of resistance genes, phenotyping, genotyping, data analysis.


Welcome to Cécilia!

5th November 2018

FONTYN Cécilia

Cécilia Fontyn joins us as PhD candidate working on the aggressiveness of Puccinia triticina as significant component of the pathogen population to the cultivated landscape, under the supervision of Henriette Goyeau, Thierry Marcel and Ivan Sache.


Communiqué - Premier bilan des actions menées par l’Inra dans le cadre du projet européen H2020 EMPHASIS

8 Octobre 2018

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Les équipes Épidemiologie et EPLM interviennent dans une tâche du projet EMPHASIS qui vise à comprendre le développement de certaines maladies de grandes cultures et à mettre au point une stratégie générique pour identifier des agents de biocontrôle potentiels. Cette stratégie s’appuie sur une meilleure connaissance de la communauté microbienne naturellement présente sur les résidus de cultures, support d'agent phytopathogènes. Nous estimons qu'elle permettrait d’identifier certaines espèces bénéfiques, seules ou associées, qui pourraient ensuite être utilisées pour limiter le développement de maladies...


Welcome to Carolina!

1st October 2018


Carolina Orellana-Torrejon joins us, again (after her successful MSc training period!) as PhD candidate working on "The impact of varietal mixtures on local dynamics of resistance breakdown: case of inter-epidemic transmission of a virulence recently appeared in Zymoseptoria tritici populations", under the supervision of Frédéric Suffert and Sébastien Saint-Jean (ECOSYS).


Welcome to Benjamin!

 2nd July 2018

BOUDIER Benjamin

Benjamin Boudier joins us as engineer. He will work for the H2020 Emphasis project under the supervision of Valérie Laval and Frédéric Suffert. He will characterize a collection of fungi isolated from wheat and oilseed rape residues by Lydie Kerdraon during her PhD project, will develop interaction tests with Leptosphaeria maculans on oilseed rape at cotyledon stage, and will quantify the intensity of sexual reproduction of Zymoseptoria tritici.


Long and happy retirement to Claude!

14th June 2018


Many colleagues from BIOGER (and elsewhere) were gathered at Claude Pope's retirement party. Photos and annectodes summarized a professional life dedicated to the epidemiology of yellow rust and other wheat diseases. Claude, we all wish you a long and happy retirement!


Welcome to Julie!

12th February 2018

Julie Noah, Engineer candidate at the engineering school UniLaSalle, campus of Rouen, joins us for a 5-month project on the development of a quantitive pathogenicity test on wheat leaf rust (Puccinia triticina), under the supervision of Henriette Goyeau and Thierry Marcel.


Welcome to Julien!

5th February 2018

Julien Colombet joins us as engineer assistant. He will work for the FSOV project "Search for durable resistance to yellow rust in durum wheat and triticale", combining phetotyping and genotyping of French Puccinia striiformis strains, under the supervision of Claude Pope and Marc Leconte.


A permanent research position CR2 (junior researcher) is open in our team

29th January 2018

Permanent research position CR2 in plant disease epidemiology on "Epidemic recurrence and management of varietal resistance"

Key activities and required skills - The goal of the host research team is to improve the efficacy and durability of varietal resistance against fungal diseases of wheat. The successful candidate will lead projects aiming to characterize the epidemiological processes involved in the multi-annual recurrence of epidemics and pathogen population dynamics. He/she will integrate these processes and their influencing factors to design and evaluate varietal resistance management strategies. He/she will base his/her research on multi-scale experimental strategies (plant, field, landscape) in close collaboration with other team members working on host-pathogen interactions, evolution of pathogen populations and processes involved in the inter-annual transmission of virulence, and will collaborate with modellers. Skills in phytopathology and epidemiology, ecology or dynamics of microbial populations in an agronomical context are highly recommended.

Training required - PhD or equivalent, preferably in plant epidemiology, phytopathology, biology of fungal populations. Skills in demogenetics, evolution/ecology of microbial populations, and agroecology would be a bonus. Candidates should have a good command of English, and long-term international experience would also be desirable. Successful candidates who have not yet acquired this experience abroad will be required to do so after their probationary period (1st year).

More details & contact

Deadline for submitting applications:
- 5th March 2018, at 5pm (Paris time), for online applications
- 28 February 2018, at midnight (as attested by the postmark), for paper applications


Welcome to David & Agathe!

8th January 2018

David Milliot-Stoclin joins us for a MSc 6-month project on the durability of the durum wheat resistance to Puccinia triticina and Zymoseptoria tritici, under the supervision of Henriette Goyeau and Thierry Marcel.

Agathe Ballu joins us as PhD candidate working on the assessement of anti-fungicide-resistance strategies using an experimental evolution approach (case study Zymoseptoria tritici), under the supervision of Anne-Sophie Walker, Anne Dérédec and Florence Carpentier.


Welcome to Maroua!

1st August 2017

Maroua Ouaja joins us on a 3-month training period within the context of a Franco-Tunisian exchange, under the supervision of Thierry Marcel. She is preparing her PhD in Tunisia on the association genetic resistance to septoria leaf blotch in a panel of durum wheat lines derived from Tunisian traditional varieties.


Welcome to Safa!

4th July 2017

Safa Ben Krima joins us on a 3-year PhD fellowship partly financed by the INRA SPE division. She will work on the adaptation of Zymoseptoria tritici to genetically heterogeneous durum wheat populations from Tunisia, under the supervision of Thierry Marcel.


Congrats to Anne-Lise!

7th July 2017

Congratulations to Anne-Lise Boixel, who recently passed the recruitment exam of “research engineer” position open in our group. After 2018 she will have in charge a scientific survey program on wheat rust epidemic dynamics at the landscape scale. Before that, as PhD candidate she will continue her thesis project on the diversity of responses and adaptive potential to changes in thermal conditions in Zymoseptoria tritici populations, under the supervision of Frédéric Suffert and Michaël Chelle (EcoSys).