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Summer schools in Angers

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Summer Schools 2021

6th edition

90 hours - 6 ECTS delivered


The program relies on interactive classes, conferences including international speakers and hands-on activities.


Plant Health :

  • Plant pathology : new technologies for pathogen detection
  • Phenotyping applied to plant health monitoring
  • Insect Chemical ecology for pest control
  • Plant resistance inducers (elicitors) in crop protection
  • Parasitic plants
  • Seed microbiota and seed-borne pathogens

Plant Quality :

  • Fruit post harvest quality, sensory analyses of plant products
  • Architecture characterization of ornamental plant
  • Plant physiology
  • Physiological quality of seeds
  • Phenotyping for seed germination

Studying in Angers and preparing a PhD thesis in France

  • Presentation of the Plant Science campus
  • Short presentations of students' personal research projects
  • Being a PhD student in Angers, France:
    • General information about PhD fellowships
    • Friendly evening with local doctoral and post-doctoral students (Greenyd association)

Hands-on activities

  • Droplet digital PCR applied to plant health and quality
  • Bioinformatic with Galaxy
  • Analytical and sensory methods to assess fruit quality
  • Aphid olfactory choice experiments
  • Electrophysiological recordings of insect antennae
  • Nutritional choice in a parasitoid
  • qPCR - a methodology to quantify defense gene expression in plant
  • Characterization of parasitic plant- host plant relationship
  • Plant photosynthetic activity
  • Architectural analysis of plant by 3D digitization
  • Phenotyping -Image analysis and study of germination
  • Phenotyping - Quantification of disease severity using image analysis
  • Low-cost imaging for plant health monitoring

Scientific visits

Testimony 2018

Gjjs Vincent, University of Wageningen, Plant Health and Quality Summer School 2018


Invited speakers

The complete list of speakers


Pascal Poupard, IRHS-University of Angers, FR

Marion Fischer-Le Saux, IRHS-INRA, Angers, FR