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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

Bringing together the IPS2 research teams on the Paris-Saclay campus / Plateau du Moulon


As mentioned in a previous SPS Newsletter,the Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay, IPS2, was officially created in January 2015. This new institute, along with the other laboratories of the SPS LabEx, aims at ensuring the quality and sustainability of research and teaching activities in Plant Sciences on the Paris-Saclay campus, in order to maintain a high rank at both national and international levels.

The IPS2 Institute thus becomes a research and teaching center of the SPS LabEx with a capacity of 200 people. It is supported by five French institutions: CNRS, INRA and the universities of Paris-Sud, Evry and Paris-Diderot.  

The Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay is the result of a major restructuring and consolidation of 3 of the 4 institutes initially involved in the Laboratory of Excellence Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS LabEx).  These three laboratories being located on geographically separated sites, the creation of IPS2 allowed the regrouping of 12 research teams and 3 research platforms in a single building situated on the Paris-Saclay campus / Plateau du Moulon.

At the end of the year 2015, this will be done!

Indeed, after extensive renovation to provide optimal working conditions for IPS2 staff and students, the teams located on the Gif-sur-Yvette campus (former Institut des Sciences du Végétal, ISV) have definitively joined, since September 2015, the teams of the former Institut de Biologie des Plantes (IBP) already located in the IPS2 building on the Paris-Saclay campus.

Currently, it’s the turn of the teams and platforms of Evry (the former Unité de Recherche en Génomique Végétale, URGV), which will all have moved to IPS2 at the beginning of December 2015.

Bringing together 200 people on the same site will create a new dynamic environment and create rich interactions favorable to achieve the scientific objectives of IPS2.

See also :

Article:  Creation of the Institute of Plant Sciences Paris-Saclay (IPS2)