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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Kick-off 2018

October 3, 2018 - INRA - Versailles

Saclay Plant Sciences Graduate School of Research

The kick-off meeting of the Saclay Plant Sciences Graduate School of Research project (SPS-GSR) will take place on October 3, 2018, in the amphitheater of the INRA Center Île-de-France-Versailles-Grignon.

This new project (2018-2027) is in continuity with the SPS LabEx and gathers recurrent SPS actions and new actions, oriented towards the relation between research and teaching/training and the internationalization of our teaching and training programs.

The kick-off meeting will be the occasion to present the main aspects of the SPS-GSR project, as well as the results of the SPS2020 projects, large structuring and innovative projects selected in 2016 in the framework of the SPS LabEx.

To allow the SPS2020 projects' leaders to present their latest findings, registration for the meeting is reserved for SPS members only or upon invitation for the representatives of our institutions and the ANR.


Registration is free but mandatory before September 20 (midnight).


Provisional program

8:30 am

Welcome coffee


9:00 am

Welcome words and presentation of the INRA Center Ile-de-France Versailles-Grignon

Camille Michon (President of the Center)

9:05 am

SPS-GSR in Université Paris-Saclay

Claude Chappert

9:35 am

Presentation of the SPS-GSR project

Loïc Lepiniec

11:00 am

Coffee break


11:30 am

New topic: Bioinformatics

Daniel Gautheret 

12:00 pm

New topic: Secondary metabolites

Adnane Boualem

12:30 pm

Lunch (offered by SPS)

2:00 pm

SPS2020 Project MultiCrisp: Multiplied CRISPR/Cas9 targets

Raphaël Mercier

2:30 pm

SPS2020 Project MERCI: Reaping the benefits of improved meiotic recombination for crop improvement

Eric Jenczewski

3:00 pm

SPS2020 Project PISTILL: Perfume plants innovation and sustainability by Tilling

Stéphanie Drevensek

3:30 pm

Coffee break


4:00 pm

SPS2020 Project MISEDIT: Miscanthus gene editing for seed propagated triploids

Pierre Hilson 

4:30 pm

SPS2020 Project DYNANO: Dynamic in vivo imaging of cellular parameters in plants combining fluorescent nanosensors and microfluidic platforms

Sébastien Thomine

5:00 pm

ANR presentation: role, scientific and financial monitoring procedures

Imène Tabbi-Anneni, Samreen Siddiqui, Yanni Gunnell (ANR Representatives)

5:30 pm

Meeting conclusion

Loïc Lepiniec

5:45 pm

End of the meeting


Amphithéâtre Rebischung - Bâtiment 10
Centre INRA de Versailles
Route de St-Cyr (RD 10)
78026 Versailles Cedex France