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Objectif végétal : une dynamique partenariale
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Reinforce the visibility and attractiveness of basic research

Consolidate the three priority areas in horticulture and seed production

  • Sustainable management of plant health
  • Seed biology, quality and health
  • Qualities and valorisation of horticultural products

Accelerate the increase in growing approaches and research fields such as

  • Omics (genomics, metagenomics, metabolomics, isotopomics...), modelling, big data treatment
  • Epigenetics
  • High-throughput plant phenotyping
  • Integration of plants in urban and peri-urban areas


Main results expected by 2020:

  • An European or international leadership on the priority areas
  • An increase in the workforce:
    • + 10 % of teachers-researchers, researchers, engineers
    • more PhD or post-doc fellowships
  • More interdisciplinary research projects with other regional or national research teams
  • A prominent international influence, visible by:
    • a successful candidate at the European Research Council grant (ERC)
    • the setting up of strategic international partnerships
    • an increased participation in international networks

First results:

  • 60 research projects (PhDs, post-docs, starters) launched since 2014 to develop new research topics and new skills (total amount of funding: 5.4M€)
  • 3 interdisciplinary projects: 1 coupling genetics, history and mathematics, 1 with the sea cluster, 1 with the health cluster
  • An increase in the number of permanent scientists (research managers, research directors, teacher-researchers, engineers): + 25 positions between 2014 and 2019 (+ 17%)

  • 3 "Connectalent" regional grants to host 3 senior scientists (2.3 M€) for new projects on epigenetics, high-throughput phenotyping of plants and isotope and metabolic biomarkers of seed quality:
    E. Bucher, ERC BUNGEE laureate, D. Rousseau and G. Tcherkez