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Summer schools in Angers

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Plant Health and Quality Summer School Courses

The program relies on interactive classes, workshops animated by 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

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

Sucseed Workshop (July 4th and 5th)

This year, a focus will be done on seed protection and stimulation within the framework of the SUCSEED project

Scientific visits

  • LSV-ANSES (Plant Health Laboratory)
  • PHENOTIC (instrumentation for high throughput plant phenotyping)
  • Roses Loubert (national collection, old rose garden)