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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Kick-off SPS-GSR 2018

October 3, 2018 - INRA - Versailles

A new start for the SPS community
SPS-GSR Kick-off

The Saclay Plant Sciences - Graduate School of Research project (SPS-GSR) is officially launched!

In the Newsletter of February 2018, we happily and proudly shared the success of SPS-GSR as part of the third round of the Investments for the Future program. This project will enable the SPS community to continue to benefit from funding to build ambitious research projects, develop innovation, partnership with the private sector and technology transfer and, above all, continue and expand the internationalization of our teaching programs and promote links with scientific research. These are key objectives of the SPS-GSR project for the next ten years.

The kick-off meeting took place on October 3, 2018, at the INRA Ile-de-France Versailles-Grignon Center (Versailles site), in the presence of two members of the SPS-GSR International Scientific Advisory Board, Nathalie Verbruggen (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and Bernard Leroux (Bayer, France).

It brought together about 100 participants and allowed not only to present the main aspects of the SPS-GSR project, as well as the two priority topics (bio-analysis and specialized metabolites), but also to give an overview of the progress of SPS2020 projects selected in the second half of the SPS LabEx.

In addition, attendees listened to a presentation of the Université Paris-Saclay, the stages of its construction, its scope, its ambition for the future.

Finally, several ANR representatives were present at this kick-off meeting and explained the role of the ANR in the scientific and financial monitoring of our new project.

The first actions of SPS-GSR should begin in 2019.

See also: Article of the Université Paris-Saclay on the event

Program of the meeting

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

ANR presentation: role, scientific and financial monitoring procedures

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

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

SPS2020 Project MISEDIT: Miscanthus gene editing for seed propagated triploids

Pierre Hilson 

5:30 pm

Meeting conclusion

Loïc Lepiniec

5:45 pm

End of the meeting


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