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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

3 scientific challenges

Understanding, predicting, innovating

Taking into account the current global context, it seems that plant research should aim to develop a basic knowledge of the gene structures and functions and translate this knowledge to a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of economically important plants and plant processes. To address these issues 3 complementary and interconnected scientific challenges were defined for the SPS network :

  • Challenge 1 : Moving from a descriptive towards a more predictive Biology
  • Challenge 2 : Understanding basic genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that control plant development and physiology
  • Challenge 3 : Developing tools and biotechnology for research, innovation and valorisation
3 challenges SPS