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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

SPS 2017 Meeting

October 23-24, 2017 - INRA - Versailles

The next SPS Meeting will take place on October 23-24, 2017, in the amphitheater of the INRA Center of Versailles, in front of the SPS International Scientific Advisory Board.

To allow scientists funded by SPS to present their latest findings in front of the Scientific Advisory Board, registration for October 23 is reserved for SPS members only or upon invitation for the representatives of our institutions and the ANR.

Registration for the scientific talks of October 24 is open and everyone is welcome to attend !


Registrations are closed.


Monday October 23

9:00 am

Loïc Lepiniec & Marie-Jeanne Sellier

General advancement of the SPS project

10:00 am

Heribert Hirt

Flagship project 1: Integrative analysis of stress responses

10:30 am

Michael Hodges & Bertrand Gakière

Flagship project 2: Metabolic interactions and fluxes for improved plant-biomass quantity & quality

11:00 am

Martin Crespi & Hervé Vaucheret

Flagship project 3: Epigenetics and RNA-mediated regulation

11:30 am

Patrick Laufs & Philippe Andrey

Flagship project 4: Modelling developmental mechanisms

12:00 pm

Christian Meyer

Presentation of the SPS Platforms

12:15 pm

Lunch (offered by SPS)  and Poster session: projects selected through SPS open calls

3:00 pm

Sébastien Thomine

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

3:15 pm

Eric Jenczewski

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

3:30 pm

Herman Höfte

SPS2020 Project MISEDIT: Miscanthus gene editing for seed propagated triploids

3:45 pm

Pierre Hilson

SPS2020 Project MultiCrisp: Multiplied CRISPR/Cas9 targets

4:00 pm

Adnane Boualem

SPS2020 Project PISTILL: Perfume plants innovation and sustainability by Tilling

4:15 pm

General discussion (only Executive Committee and SAB members)

5:30 pm

Scientific Advisory Board Meeting (only SAB members)

Tuesday October 24

9:00 am

Welcome coffee


9:20 am

Loïc Lepiniec


9:30 am

Detlef Weigel

Genetics and epigenetics of adaptation to the environment

10:15 am

Karin Schumacher

Vacuoles - pumping up the plant volume

11:00 am

Coffee break


11:30 am

Ove Nilsson

FT paralogs control the annual growth cycle and latitudinal adaptation in Aspen trees

12:15 pm

Anja Krieger-Liszkay

Regulation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport: the role of the plastid terminal oxidase PTOX

1:00 pm

Lunch (offered by SPS)


2:30 pm

Graham Noctor

Climate change, CO2 levels, and defense: the metabolic and redox angles

3:15 pm

Mathilde Grelon

Meiotic recombination is initiated by a protein complex related to DNA topoisomerases

4:00 pm

Michel Zivy

Contribution of quantitative proteomics to the analysis of plant genetics and physiology

4:45 pm

End of the meeting



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