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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
  • Phytopathogenic bacteria studies
  • Phenotyping applied to plant health monitoring
  • New pest control strategies to overcome resistance mechanisms
  • Plant resistance inducers (elicitors) in crop protection
  • Parasitic plants
  • Seed and abiotic stress

Plant Quality

  • Fruit post harvest quality, sensory analyses of plant products
  • Plant phenotyping
  • Plant physiology

Studying in Angers and preparing a PhD thesis in France

  • Presentation of the Plant Science campus
  • Being able to present a personal research project in 180 seconds
  • General information about PhD fellowships in France

Hands-on activities

  • Droplet digital PCR applied to plant health and quality
  • Bioinformatic with Galaxy
  • Analytical and sensory methods to assess fruit quality
  • 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
  • Phenotyping -Image analysis and study of germination
  • Phenotyping - Quantification of disease severity using image analysis
  • Low-cost imaging for plant health monitoring

Cap Zéro Phyto Workshop (3rd and 4th of July)

This year, a focus will be done on Agroecological Immunity within the framework of the Cap Zéro Phyto project.

Scientific visits

  • LSV-ANSES (Plant Health Laboratory)
  • PHENOTIC (instrumentation for high throughput plant phenotyping)
  • Roses Loubert (national collection, old rose garden)
  • Visit of a rose nursery
  • Visit of an orchard with a focus on pest control