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Angers Summer Schools 2020: Cancelled


With the global impact from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the University of Angers has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Schools.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause but we hope you understand why this decision has been made.
The Summer Schools fees will be fully refunded to students. The Angers Summer Schools will be back in 2021. Courses with new dates and new application deadline will be published by the end of the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information: summerschools @

29 June - 17 July 2020 (3 weeks)
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